Sunday 5 January 2014

Year of Projects Update - A New Year

Well its 2014!!  Didn't post last week as we had quite a traumatic Christmas.  The boys had a brilliant time and that is all that matters.

Over Christmas, I finished a couple of projects:
a little bag for Lily
and the willow boot socks for my SIL

I also cast on for the poncho along with our gathering place on ravelry, which is coming along nicely - I would like to be able to wear it to a funeral on Thursday.

On another note, I was tidying up some of the beds for next year and i found these that I had forgotten - quite a haul of parsnips which delighted my husband as he loves them!!

To start the year on the right note I thoght I would update the list - so here it is

Firstly, gifts for Christmas

  • For Daniel and Lily - a bag for Lily and will knit Daniel an elephant later in the year
  • For the sisters in law - wristwarmers - finished 14/08/13 
  • For my mum and brother - pot covers and mug hug - another change of plan - scarf for mum and gardening things for my brother
  • For Thomas and Luke - crocodile scarf  - finished 20/12/13
  • For my mum and mil - dishcloths and bag - finished 01/12/13

  • Then, there's all the projects just for me

  • Finish tote bag  - hurrah - finished 04/07
  • Hat for me - finished 09/08/13
  • Socks for me - definitely using my A Stash Addict yarn
  • Placemats - in time for Christmas I hope! - next Christmas!!
  • Scarf for the husband - for dad finished 
  • Shawl for me - Dragonfly wings by Boo knits - will be my next project - finished 14/07
  • Winter hats for the boys

  • Additions!

  • Little Gradient for Thomas - Finished
  • Hexipuffs - more made
  • Bonnet for SCBU - finished 14/08/13
  • Vanilla socks as first sock project - yarn bought from Mellifera yarns
  • MKAL  with One skein - scarflette - finished 26/07/13
  • MKAL with Boo Knits - Morticia - start 01/10/13 - finished 01/11/13
  • MKAL with Amy Miller group - start 01/09/13 - completed 2 cowls - 2 more to go
  • September MKAL with One Skein - changed into scarf and finished
  • Poncho - Lemonade from lemons - Linda Blakeley - started 26/12/13
  • Learn to crochet
  • Willow boot socks - possible Xmas gift for SIL - finished 25/12/13
  • Sewing - make myself a project bag
  • Orange blosson camisole to wear to work - with Mellifera yarn in cherry
  • Linda K's yummy mummy wristwarmers - with Mellifera yarn - spruce

    1. Some lovely projects finished off and I hope you have your poncho finished in time. You have made good progress on your list lots marked off.

    2. Sorry to hear you had a traumatic Christmas, I hope your poncho will be finished in time, it does look lovely already. I'm in love with the pink bag, very pretty!

    3. Cute purse... Awesome socks! I look forward to seeing the poncho... Just sorry that you want it for a funeral... Sorry for your loss..

    4. I'm sorry for your loss as well as for your traumatic Christmas. I'm glad the boys had fun. The parsnips look yummy!

    5. What a super cute little bag!

    6. Eee gads! A traumatic Christmas? Oh sorry about that. Sorry for your loss as well. My condolences.
      Other than that, great finishes! No doubt you were whalloppped by the holidays like me and was knitting til the end.

    7. Mmmm parsnips. I'd be thrilled to find those too!

      Sorry for your loss. Your knitting looks great. After a traumatic Christmas I think you should do one of the projects just for yoU!

    8. I too am sorry for your loss and for the fact that Christmas was traumatic. Your Christmas gifts turned out so very lovely, as is your poncho. I hope you get it done in time--and some selfish "me" knitting sounds to be in order for you.

    9. So sorry you had a traumatic holiday and a funeral over the holidays for some reason just exemplifies the sadness. Your projects are lovely and you did great on your list and your Christmas gifts. I think you really need to pick something for yourself from your list. I hope things are more peaceful for you this coming weekend.