I've still managed to be productive and creative in bursts in 2012 though. Here's a retrospective look through 2012 as seen on the blog.
In January, we met a Menagerie of Gradu-animals, gifts for my eldest daughter and her friends for graduating from University.
Granny wants a Latte Macchiato granny rug. It's about one third finished at the end of year. I keep getting distracted by other bright shiny things.
|Exploded sheep bits|
|Believe it or not this is a camel!|
In July I finished off a post I started in May. The winter chill made me think of scarves so I blogged about a few hand knit scarves I had made my girls and their overseas journeys. We were also in the midst of renovating with our lounge room in the dinning room and the dinning room table in the middle of the shed.
In August I made Sharkie the beret as a 21st present for Tammy who loves sharks. I also made the Owlishly warm fingerless gloves; two pairs of them, one for me and one for the middle daughter Mel. These were such fun to make.
In September I finished Spirali the scarf, one of those helix, spiral scarves that seem to be everywhere at the moment. I whiled away the time watching the Olympic games pushing my knitting boundaries and producing the Tribute Socks. These would be the knitted objects I am most proud of this year. The new lounge room got to be the backdrop to this month's photos too.
No posts in October. Marking again!
In November I added another installment to the Beret Project, Winter Smoke: the Selbu Modern Beret. I also finally got to blog about a present I made for an Italian exchange student who stayed with us a few years ago after a complicated cross-continental handover was successful. So the Giulia doll finally got her story told.
In December I posted 27 times, one post for every letter for the A month of A to Z challenge from Just B (actually there were two posts for T). This is more posts than I had done in the whole eighteen months I have had a blog! It was challenging and great fun and I made so many cool new creative friends along the way. Just a few of these were specifically me being creative so I'll highlight those here. M was for making things for Christmas - recycled magazine present bows, a whole weekend of good clean Christmassy fun for my eldest daughter and the rest of us.
P was for Playing in the Park taking Photographs, the story a photoshoot of random stuffed cats.
T was for Tapestry, a trip down memory lane to when my parents were young.
W was for Wall, a wall of clipboards to control the out of control paperwork monster.
And X was for Christmas Owls. I made an owl ornament for my sister.