Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Review

Looking back, I managed to knit less. It seems I completed 20 projects this year. I must confess to reading a whole lot more. I devoured read 113 books. The books varied in length from novellas to full length sagas, there were some classics in the mix along with brain candy (romances) and a few non-fiction works.

My recent projects were all gift items or commissions. I completed two hats this week, a pair of house shoes and one head band from

Calorimetry was made with Lion Brand's wool-ease yarn.

The dog blanket/sweater was made with Caron's Simply Soft. Yes it's an inexpensive acrylic. A dog will be wearing it and the owner doesn't know how to care for good wool
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She requested I include a horse shoe for luck. If you click on those images, you can view the larger sized photo.

Hat number one is a simple cover
No real pattern, just cast on and start knitting until it was done.

Hat number two is a version of something found in the Leisure Arts book: Slouchy Beanies.
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This year I have also discovered taking pictures of hats in the mirror is a challenge when you have short arms.