Happy New Year!

2007 - The Year of the Stuffy

I had so much fun with my knitting in 2007. A few of the ladies in the knitting group teased me about my “critter addiction”, but I don’t care. It’s hard to explain the joy that comes when a new stuffy is given life, when others “Ooh!” and “Ah!” over each new creation, or when my daughter squee-ed when I handed her a new finished stuffy. Altogether, I did 28 stuffies. (One little snowgirl is not shown in the picture.)

I also did some charity knitting. Two scarves were given to Mission Arlington. I made a couple hats that went to a chemo group. I made some squares for the Greensburg project and knitted a couple items for my school auction.

I made a few gifts (including the infamous stuffies and two pair of felted baby booties). My favorite gift-project of the year was the hat/scarf/mitten set that I made for the daughter of a good friend (followed very closely by the brilliant Chevron scarf). I only did one pair of socks (though I started two other pair that ran into troubles).

In the following year, I plan to continue with my addiction. No apologies! CraftyAlien has more patterns that I haven’t completed, and I have a Bobby Bear pattern that I want to do. Marie Mayhew has promised that there are more great patterns in the works. And then there are the Alan Dart gnomes and snowmes. (Sorry, Angela… I just can’t help myself!)

I also plan on knitting more socks. I have a mountain of sock yarn to use!

A baby boom has occurred at work (I’m staying away from the water fountains!), so I need to make some gifts for the new moms.

I also want to do some lace. I’ve never done lace before, so how can I not participate in the Year of Lace?

I need to make myself a new bag.  I knitted my current bag over two years ago.  The Booga Bag has worn tremendously well, even without lining, but the straps have started to go.  So I want to make a new one.  Maybe something cably and lined.

Finally, I want to finish off some of my projects that have either gone wrong or gotten stuffed to the side while I roll on to the next project that excites me. I will have those Wollmeise socks! One way or another!

Those are my New Year’s resolutions. We’ll see how well I stick to them!

7 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Angeluna

    I love your critters, and I really love my little chicken. What a great photo montage! You take the teasing very well!!!! Hmmm, why do you want to stay away from the water fountain? You did so well with the first one. Will try to get your Fratello to you this week.

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