Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in review

Happy New Year: 2012 is here!
I always enjoy reading my fellow bloggers' posts when they summarize their sewing/quilting/knitting/crochet projects for the year. I've always wanted to document my projects too, so here we go!
In 2011 I completed:

-14 garments
-1 bag
-5 quilts
-15 knitted/crocheted items

                                             Simplicity 2212                                                         McCalls 5893

                                          Butterick 5491                              
                                                                                                                              Simplicity 9825

                                                        Indygo Junction Midtown Trench                                

                                       Simplicity 2224                                                            Butterick 5244  

                                    New Look 6969                                                      Simplicity 2205

                               Simplicity 2584                                                        New Look 6802

                              KwikSew 3240                                                       Vogue 1182

Simplicity 2896                                   Ottobre Woman 05-2010

    Kauai Shores wallhanging                             

Baby quilt for Conor                  March wallhanging of the month                        
                                                                                                           February wallhanging of the month

                             Crochet scarf for Special Olympics     2010 BOM Afghan w/ Sweet Pea's Yarn Shop
(1 of 2 scarves for Special Olympics)

                         Rusted Root w/ Lion Brand Cotton Ease    Scarf knit with Sparkle yarn

                                Crochet: Gap-inspired Infinity scarf                                   Total of 4 Infinity Scarves

                         Traveling Woman Shawl                       Vanilla socks w/ Regia sock yarn

                           ChicKnits Mondo Cabled Cardi                               Lion Brand Mesh Tank CAL

                                                      Manly Mitts (pictured one of 2 sets)        

                                                     3 X 1 Ribbed socks w/ Patons wool

So, what's on deck for 2012? I plan to make many of the bags from this book that I received for Christmas: 

Sew Serendipity Bags by Kay Whitt

I've cast on for a baby sweater, I plan to knit a skirt for myself and finish the knit hoodie that I started awhile back. I am also knitting another afghan with my LYS, but need to seam up the blocks made in the 2011  BOM. I know there will be more scarves, mitts and socks as requested by my family....I'm so lucky that they love and appreciate my handknits.

Here's to another year of wishes for good health, happiness, and lots of time to do the things we love!


  1. Patty, you have had a very productive year. Beautiful garments and you are so right, it is great when your family appreciates it. Happy New Year!

  2. Everything you've made is so nice and well fitted. I love all of the knitting and quilts you've done, too. Each one looks very carefully crafted and beautiful!

  3. impressive year!

  4. Nicely done, Patty. I especially loved that red cogue dress! Here's to more sewing ans knitting in the new year!

  5. What a talent you have!! Glad I checked out your blog today. Wanda