Café Au Lait Mitts – 2 pair
Baby J Cardigan
Garter Stitch Toes socks
Baby Bunny Toddler Dress
Baby Blankets – 2
Capelet for me for winter
Feather and Fan Scarf
Kicking Bags for baby – 2
Garter Stitch Loop scarf
Baby bibs – many
I welcome 2010, it's another year closer to retirement. :-) I have some great projects on the needles and a good list of projects to start. Some I have already purchased the yarn, so I've got a good head start.
I did do some surprise holiday knitting. I've given the goodies to her now, so I can post about it. I made a pair of Cafe Au Lait mitts, in Misti Alpaca. Did I mention I love this pattern? They are wonderfully warm but not bulky. The other item made is a scarf made with Poppin. It has a very nice feel and although it's polyester, it's very nice against the skin. Very easy garter stitch pattern, looks more difficult than it was.
I always enjoy the last week of December because this is when I transfer information to my new paper calendar. Yes I have a Smartphone that has all the calendar functions and address book and excel documents, but I like having my paper calendar, for note writing and at a glance calendar notes. I have lists of my current knit projects on the needles as well as future knit projects. Post-It Notes with yarns I want to try, books I want to read or authors I want to try, etc. Transferring to a new one every year lets me cull out what I no longer have an interest in, especially the Future Knit Projects. I've culled a few out that were on my list from last year. I have no problem doing that as I feel that our interests change over the course of a year and I'm ok with that.
Have you ever been out and wished you had your knitting label with you? Does it get lost from your knitting bag? I don't think I came up with this idea, I actually think I saw it somewhere, but can't remember. But go buy yourself a portable photo album (you grandparents out there will know what I'm talking about) I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby, but you can find them anywhere. I purchased the clasp kind so that I made sure it stays closed. Instead of photos, place a knitting label with a small strand of the yarn of your current projects on the needles. It never failed that I started a project and someone would ask.....what yarn is that? and I wouldn't remember. This solved that problem. It just stays in my knitting bag now.
The other item made for the shower is the Baby J Cardigan by Cabin Fever. This adorable sweater is knit with, hmmm, I've misplaced the label, the buttonholes are made on each side and that way you can knit ahead of time and then add the buttons once you know the sex of the child. It was well received.