I have done a terrible job of recording my projects on the blog this year. I hope I can do better next year because I do go back for information fairly regularly and it’s nice to have it all in one place. This is another all at once post to hopefully get me all caught up so I can keep up with myself next year. I’ve also been thinking about plans for next year but that needs to be a separate post – hopefully sooner rather than later.
(Additionally I have been terrible at taking photos so some of these don’t have photos and some of the photos are not great.)
I finished my Wenlock sweater. It’s been hanging out on my desk for a month waiting for photos. I’m really happy with the finished product and love the colours. The tricky bits are all at the yoke which is the first bit knit then everything else is just around and around.
I finished a pair of sort of jeans sort of denim trousers for Hobbit. This is the same Classic Chinos from Peekaboo Pattern Shop that I used for the corduroy trousers from the last post. I had a wee bit of trouble with stitching the many layers of belt loops on but succeeded eventually.
Then there were overalls/dungarees in the same denim but with a purple/pink topstitching thread. This is the size 7 from Burda 9464 in the long length A with the front pocket from B. These are not nearly as long as the trouser pattern and I possibly could have gone up another size – I may be making more in the summer if she still loves them. She’s wearing them today.
I made a dinosaur onesie/costume from Simplicity 1765 view C. I modified the pattern to have a detachable (via velcro) tail and separate feet with soles so that he can pick and chose parts. This was a Christmas gift and I do have a picture of it all on.
Also for Christmas I sewed three hooded cowls from fleece for the kids from the Hooded Cowl pattern by Sew Desu Ne.
I have not yet sewn any t-shirts for Hobbit, I did sew a lot more quilt squares. The original pattern is a 6 x 8 top and I have increased the size to 8 x 9. I would have liked to have 8 x 10 but my 15 fat quarters were running too low. This is a photo of it at 7 x 8. It’s now a sandwich ready for quilting.
I used some yarn my mother gave me at least 2 years ago to make a pair of gloves using Ann Budd’s Handy pattern book. The yarn is partly possum and nice and soft.
Having finished the gloves I made a hitchhiker shawl from a gradient skein my MiL sent for my birthday back in October.
And then it still wasn’t the end of the year so I made a hat out of yarn my parents brought me from the Isle of Skye at the beginning of the summer. This is Gather by TinCanKnits and the yarn is an undyed cheviot.
But that also went super fast and I had more time to fill in so planned to projects, while the swatch for Owlet was drying I knitted a Prism hat (by TinCanKnits again) in the leftover yarn from Wenlock and put a pompom on top. This was finished yesterday and now Owlet should keep me going until the CAL I’m taking part in starts on Friday.
There has also been progress on my vivid blanket – I have knitted up the 6 balls I have and need to buy more yarn but that is waiting for a bit. I have done some embroidery that I can’t currently show (hopefully I remember photos before postage) and I’ve just started a wee Owlet Sweater for the Pixie.