I've been reading all the 2012 wrap ups - how much I sewed, how much I knit, how much I read, in some cases - how much I lost.
I want to do a wrap up post - but I didn't knit nearly as much in 2012 as I have in years past although my focus changed from socks to other knits.
For example, when I heard my brother and his girlfriend were coming for Christmas I had to come up with a quick gift. I don't know T very well, but I do know where they live and it's cold in the winter and I know she likes to walk outside. Hmmm - that gives me enough to work on. I bought some fluffy grey wool and signed up for a test knit. You can't see the pattern in the cowl very well, but it's knit broomstick lace. Very fun and easy way to create a great stitch that will still be warm.
I also know that T has very long hair. So when I saw the tea cozy hat that ChanKnits had knit - I knew it was perfect! So - a hat that would allow T to keep her ears warm, but let her hair hang free was knit.
I did tell her she had to model the gifts and have her photo taken or give them back! She wasn't very happy about it - but she did cooperate.
These two pieces were a super quick knit. Seriously - I think it took me 3 days total to knit the whole thing.
I do need to go back and do a review. I know I didn't do a lot of sewing early in the year. I need pull out the 2012 knits and get them photographed. And maybe even inventory the books I read - thanks to the Nook I read a bunch more last year. I also need to update the blog this year - change the header (I'm working on it), update the links (or remove them) how do you feel about links on the sidebar? Do you follow them to a find a new blogger? And also figure out how to add reply to comments. I try to reply via email to all comments, but that isn't always possible.
For now however - it's time to head back to the office after a lovely week of vacation. Happy New Year everyone! I'm looking forward to spending time in 2013 with you here.