The early part of 2014 was all about the baby. Discovering that we were going to be grandparents was the most wonderful news and within minutes I was planning all the things I could make for the newest addition to our little family.
My most favourite piece of the whole year was this...
I was so pleased with the way it turned out. (So it gets 2 pictures.)
But it was soon followed by a whole plethora of 'little items.'
It is staggering the amount of time it takes to make teeny tiny little clothes and shoes! And much as I love love loved making things for baby there were times when I just had to get stuck into something that wasn't miniature. So I made a few things for me to wear.
I am so in love with that V necked cardigan and my flower decorated smock. I actually did two smocks a navy blue one and a beige one but I only have pictures of the navy one. I'm also rather proud of Henry Humpty. He, of course, went to Belgium with himself for our little boy.
The biggest hit of the year for present making are those wonderful bandana cowls, there are 6 pictured here, I have made 10 in all and so far failed miserably to make one either for myself or himself :)
Probably my other favourite make is the poncho. I am so not a poncho person but the pattern was in Simply Crochet number 25 and I just had to have a go. I wear it as a kind of additional dressing gown and it is perfect for keeping warm late at night or for dashing out for an early delivery in the morning.
I sent a second baby blanket over to Belgium in the summer, to fulfill a need for a lighter weight one and there my baby crafting stopped. Our grandson is a big lad so this year I will be moving on to childrens sizes to accomodate his rather rapid growth. Oh the pattern possibilities! And of course the blanket possibilities for a proper sized bed when he get's big enough, it's just so exciting.
However, a pre-winter Festival sort out of the yarn room revealed a number of bags with some almost finished projects in the them that got shelved when I got involved with baby stuff making so I have determined that they will have to be completed in the first half of the year. Plus I have begun to knit two cardigans for himself, an aran and a sirdar crofter. This is fairly major for me, because although I can knit perfectly well I have never knitted for another adult other than myself.
So there we have it, there are about a dozen or so items that either haven't been photographed yet or got given away without being photographed. Like the scarf I made for my Mother in Law or the shawl I made for my Sister in Law. So I reckon I made around 72 items this year in total. I guess 2014 was a good year for crafting!
Love O. xx