Sunday, January 21, 2018

Knitting Up a Storm

When I looked at all the knitting projects I completed in 2017 I was surprised how much I actually knitted in that year. Yes, of course I know that I love to knit, but I wasn't aware that I do so much of it. Since I have started to take pictures of every finished project I know much better what I knit and how much I love it.

My birthday is at the beginning of the year, and in 2017 my husband gave me a yarn winder - one of the niftiest things ever. It makes winding yarn so easy while still maintaining the meditative aspect of it.

The first project I finished was the kitty sweater in the top picture. It went to the little girl of my friend Denice (you met her in this post) and is still a bit too big for her. This wasn't the last kitty project, either. Later in the year I knitted up a lot of cat bookmarks.

Doll clothes that fit 18" dolls like American Girl dolls knit up fast and are usually quite easy. This was the first time that I knitted sets of cardigans and skirts. The dress was fun to knit as well.

There were hats with the Baable hat - modeled by Kaefer - being my all-time favorite. I just love the sheep that turn up around the circumference of the head. The pumpkin hat was the project I knitted the most during the fires. For some weird reason I received the most orders in that dreadful week and I was knitting pumpkin hats like a mad woman, which proved to be a blessing since it distracted me a bit from all the insanity. Of course there were "pussy hats" at the beginning of the year that I knitted for Kaefer and myself, but also for friends who went to the Women's March in Washington, D.C.

Socks - everybody needs warm socks. It only takes two or three days for me to knit up a pair of cozy socks, but a bit longer if I'm working with fine sock yarn. Most of the socks I knit for other people, but the fiery orange/red pair definitely was a keeper.

There were several baby and toddler sweaters I made. I wish there were more babies, toddlers and little kids in my life. It is so much fun to knit all these cute clothes for them.

I have two nieces in Germany, and both of them got a foxy scarf.

Of course I had to knit for Kaefer. A couple years ago I knitted her the "ocean breeze sweater", and this year I used the same pattern and a different yarn to knit this sweater for her.

But the most favorite project of the year was this little bird that I often gave as a little gift. It can be used as an ornament or a gift tag or whatever you can think of. You can tell that I had fun with these little guys!


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Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Wow warst du fleißig! Ja es ist erstaunlich, wenn man sieht, was man in einem Jahr so strickt. Meine Lieblingsobjekte sind Tücher aller Art - kann man nie genug von haben - und Socken. Ich kann abends nicht vor dem TV sitzen und nichts in den Händen haben. Bei mir klappern immer die Stricknadeln.


Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, these are amazing, Carola. You are so talented with knitting. I really like that fox sweater and scarf and the baby clothes and the sweet birds. Those doll clothes are so cute too. Keep knitting, you truly have a gift with this.


Kokopelli said...

What gorgeous knitting Projects! WOW! I just finished a sweater.

Darla said...

What fun to see your knitting pictures gathered up. I'm no where near as prolific or as experienced as you. I have to knit something with those little sheep on it one day though.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- you were knitting like crazy. So many cool things. Hard to pick a favorite but I do like the fox scarf. :) Hugs-Erika