What did I do this last year? Why, lots of stuff of course. Most of it is on my weblog, so I can review it when I like. Here's a tally of it all:
I sewed 1 handbag and 1 crib sized quilt top.
Yes, I know I didn't blog about the quilting. I was too busy, and had packed it away before I resumed my blogging. I made a bunch of quilt blocks too, but didn't get them sewed together.
The pink quilt top I have pulled back out, hoping to finish, and am able to photograph it, so there you go.
I knitted 2 tea cozies. I never thought I'd make a tea cozy, but that was before I had children and interruptions that left my pot full of cold tea.
I value my rare moments of peace with a cup of tea, although most often I'm not drinking proper tea. As Poirot would say, it's a tisane.
26 dishcloths, scrubbies and bath mitts. Can you imagine such a thing? If you had suggested to me last January that I would make a couple dozen dishcloths this year, I would have laughed.
I found a pattern I really enjoyed knitting and ended up making lots of these for gifts. Who knew?
8 pair of socks. That's 5 pair of adult socks and 3 pair of child's socks.
I discovered that both my mother and my youngest son greatly admire handknit socks and can't wait for me to knit them another pair.
Sorry, guys, I am going to finish my purple socks first.
And speaking of socks,
7 pair of baby socks and 7 baby hats for charity. These went to afghans for Afghans.
17 afghan squares for charity. These went to Oliver's Blanket project, hoping he will be able to get some much-needed new equipment.
5 hats for holiday gifts. 4 adult sized and 1 toddler sized, for family living in colder climates.
Trying out different patterns, some I loved, some not so much. The fit varies a lot from designer to designer.
I prefer to make my hats snug-fitting so they don't blow away in gusty winter winds.
I knit One pair of mittens in wool for the boy to wear when we go to the mountains to visit the snow. Who can resist a pair of buggy mitts?
1 doll's outfit. A sweater and leggings in a premie baby size just fits the doll my mother made years ago to teach the children how to hold new baby siblings.
Last, but not least, the sweaters.
3 little sweaters for babies and children. A seed stitch coat for my cousin's 1-year-old. An aran style cardigan for the 4-year-old.
A simple Baby Surprise Jacket with a matching Baby Beret for a future baby shower.
That's the list of finished projects for the year. I wonder what the coming year will bring?