First, a project requested by my mother. She wanted to hand down the Christmas stockings my grandmother had knit for her and my dad - giving them to my husband and my sister's wife. So she asked me to make new tags with their initials on them, to show that they belong to the next generation now.
I totally made up the pattern, and added the initials using overstitching. I think they turned out alright.
Then, I quickly knit up a couple pair of slipper socks for my sister and sister-in-law, to go along with their Christmas prezzies
And after that, I made a couple of little Star Wars dudes for friends who love the movies so much
These are from the "Star Wars Crochet Kit" by Lucy Collins. They are super cute!
And finally, I decided my bestie needed some mittens, so...
It's my favorite basic mitten pattern, Basic Children's Mittens by Elizabeth Durand, and they work up so quickly I don't know why I don't have 96 pair of them...
For myself, I made a hat. Because I needed a new hat.
Picacho Peak by Alyssa Latuchie, and I used the leftover Cascade from my Mendel Sweater
And my bestie and I used New Year's Eve to finish the Santa I stitched last year into a pillow for a friend as well
The picture's a bit dark, but he turned out so lovely.
And that was December. I started 2018 with a clean slate, and started a new blanket on New Year's Eve... it's finished now.
It's a basic ripple pattern, and worked up beautifully, I think.
And we had some snow so I had a day where I ran out of yarn for the red and white blanket so I decided to start on this baby blanket for a friend at work. It didn't take very long...
It's a giant granny square worked up in the Sweet Roll cake from Joann Fabric - the color is "Melon Pop"
So that's what I've been up to... it feels a lot better than last year when I was over a month into the year with nothing to show for it. I'm thinking 2018 will be a very good year for crafting :)