Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I have seriously neglected my blog during December 2011 as I was busy with my holiday preparations.  I basically had a knitting project going in every spare moment for gifts to all my loved ones.  I gave away 2 afghans, 6 pairs of socks, a hat and scarf set and several knit book marks. 

I love the way this chunky afghan turned out that I gave to my daughter Sara.  It is very soft, thick and warm.  I loved working the cables and although there are a couple mistakes in it, they are very hard to find and not noticable at all.

Daughter Erin received this one, which is just as soft:

For Daryl, I found a pattern for Soldier Socks from WWI, distributed by the Red Cross.  I thought these would be interesting as Daryl loves watching the old war clips on TV.  They knit up quickly and brought me back in time.  All the while I was knitting them, I was thinking about the soldiers off to war nearly 100 years ago. 

For Alehk (daughter Erin's boyfriend)  I was most proud of this pair of socks.  Even though I used a self striping yarn, I was thrilled that I actually got them to come out to match perfectly:

Erin's socks didn't match stripes as well, but still a fun pair of socks anyway:

Daughters Katie and Sara and son-in-law Kris  went with the plain jane styles:

Now that my holiday knitting is over, I am looking forward to a productive 2012.  I've joined a knit along on Raveley for a Dozen Shawls in 20Dozen..  That is a shawl a month and I hope I can keep up with it.  I plan to cast on January's shawl this weekend and knit it up in a couple weeks.

I hope you all have a great 2012 and keep on knitting! 


The Twisted Tine said...
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The Twisted Tine said...

Your socks are all amazing looking... I'm jealous of your abilities. :)

Tall Cottage Thoughts said...

Your gifts to the family were magnificent and much appreciated, I'm sure. All were beautifully knit. Lucky guys and gals to receive them.

A shawl a month. That's ambitious.
I've no doubt you'll meet your goal.

Unknown said...

Hello I also enjoyed the gifts for your family. Can you tell me where I can find the pattern for Sara and Erin's Afghans? They're exquisite. Knitting is relaxing and enjoyable and the results are beautiful. April