At this time of year, just like everyone else, I like to look back at what I did throughout the year. For me that is a lot of crafts, especially knitting! Let’s take a look at my 2016 in crafts.
Starting from the top left…
1. Wooden Ball Candleholder – I love how this one turned out!
2. Birdwatching Mittens – For a friend in the UK.
3. Winter Snows Mittens – – Such a fun KAL!
4. Too Hot Coffee Sleeve
5. Little Sweater Girls – My tiny version of the Icelandic sweater.
6. Hang Dishtowel – No the most exciting project, but one we use everyday.
7. Cornwall Spring Mittens – Bunting!
8. Teeny Tiny Bunny Couple – One of my favorite projects of the year. I love making tiny things.
9. Tiny Knit Pig – An adaptation of the bunnies
10. Sharpie Painted Dishes
11. Yarn Ends Mittens – Using up all that leftover Palette for a Minnesota Knitters’ Guild Challenge.
12. Doctor Who Toile – Adding to the toile was so fun (and then I turned it into a project bag.)
13. More Drawstring Project Bags – These are in constant use.
14. Sarubobo – These make great pincushions.
15. Mini Mittens – I made about 40 of these this year to give everyone at my Project 365 house party in the UK.
16. Tiny,Knit Retro Swimsuit – A test for a bigger project you may see this spring.
17. Souvenir Hat – Using a pompom I bought on a trip to Germany and the handspun I bought in England.
18. Plaid Christmas Tree Skir
19. Arigurumi – My first attempt at crochet arigurumi
20. Go Blue Bear – My second attempt
21. Papercut Halloween Candle Covers
22. Pride and Prejudice Mittens – One of this year’s fair entries.
23. 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland – This KAL took half the year, but it was such fun.
24. MN Nice Mittens – A patten I design for a Minnesota Knitters’ Guild KAL next month.
I also took two ribbons at the MN State Fair this year, hosted two knit alongs and a design along, and had a project publish in the French book, Réinventer Lego.
In 2017, I want to continue to design more knitting patterns and I have at least two more knit alongs ready to go. I hope to have a pattern in at least one book and plan to try getting accepted to more things. I want to go back and clean up some of my older patterns to get them to a better standard. I also really want to knit myself a sweater, I say this every year, but this year I am really going to try! What are your craft goals for 2017?
© 2005 – 2016 Kathy Lewinski & Susan Cornish