So, here's a final look at all the completed projects from 2012. There are nowhere near as many as I would have liked, but that's the way it is when you work in a stressful and demanding profession. They might be few in number, but these little beauties have kept me sane over the last twelve months and I would like to offer them my heartfelt thanks. Of course, I love each and every one of them! My favourite (if I am allowed to have one, without causing a riot!) has to be the 'All in the April Evening' stole, that I put many long hours into, leading up to my eldest daughter's wedding day. You can read all about the special day here. Each project has had its own moment to shine and each is now in use by its owner.
So what's happening in 2013? Well, there are a couple of things being worked on currently, whilst the rest snooze in their hibernation bags. Firstly, my gorgeous Christmas Day socks, named because that's when I started them!!!
The yarn, pattern and bag were my Christmas gift from josiekitten; very, very yummy! The yarn is Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, the pattern is 'Movie Night Sock' by Anne Hanson (of course) and the bag is just the most utterly gorgeous bag from the very talented Michele over at Three Bags Full.
The 'Granny Stripe' blanket is coming along nicely, but as Sophie's little sister is due to be born towards the end of March, I think I might need to get my skates on!
I have completed seven more stripes, since this photo was taken. The plan is to make Sophie a mini version to wrap her doll 'babies' in, to be given to her when her sister is born. Sophie has also put in an order for a PINK (her favourite colour, of course) version of the Attic 24 bird that I have hanging in my kitchen. I plan to make a red and blue one to match her new bedroom colour scheme and then a pink one to satisfy her heart's desire. Here's the one I made a while ago...
I also have my eye on this beautiful Rainbow Afghan. However, as I have three sweaters still not completed either, I think I may be a tad optimistic, especially as there will be a new little granddaughter arriving. How will I manage to resist the cute baby knitting that is out there! Sigh!
Christmas seems a while ago now, as we have had a two week flow of family visitors staying with us: school seems like a lifetime away! We had a very lovely family two weeks; catching up and enjoying each other's company. Tomorrow it's back to work! Enough said. Good evening!