Second - my first two premature baby woolie hats. I thought I'd give these a go as they are always needed in hospitals for premature babies. Found a really nice recipe with variations and these are two of them. Will be stitching more of these and maybe some socks, blankets and tops to go with them. Blue finished 27th Aug and pink finished 30thAug 2014
Stakkeband. I'm designing my own "stakk", a slightly less fancy Norwegian national costume than the bunad. And I'm doing a musically themed one, which I've never seen before. This is the hemline, just finished it. Now on to the next bit. The song is "Hallingvisa" a local folk song. Finished 22nd Aug 2014
Needed a quick and easy knit for a coach trip today. Made it up as I went along, inspired by mountains and stars - quite happy with it. The bottom white has reflective thread knitted into it. Finished 24th Aug 2014
The first is two bunny charms for necklaces. Saw these in a mag and since I had a couple of small bits of plastic canvas left over, I thought I would stitch up a couple. Took no time at all and I think they're very cute. Finished 24th July 2014.
This is a Sarah Kay design from one of the mags, stitched for the baby of friends of mine, due in October. I stitched another Sarah Kay design for their oldest, two years ago, and thought this was an apt follow up as there'll be two little girls now. I loved these designs when I was a kid and naturally therefore still do. Finished 17th July 2014.
Hard to make out, but a knitted set of wrist warmers and a "neck tube". Long overdue birthday pressie for my friend May Kristin (that neck thing was a lot more work than I thought it would be...). Feast your eyes on the crocheted edges of the wrist warmers, never been able to do crocheting before, so especially happy about that. Finished 20th Dec 2013
My little Christmas finish this year. A small Permin kit I picked up in Denmark this autumn. Finished 28th Dec 2013
My special scarf/necklace thingie. It's called something difficult in Japanese that sounds like Sudoku, so that's what I usually call it. Apparently it means worm. A lot of knitting back and forth (which was a bit annoying in the end), but it turned out quite fun and different. Love the wool. Finished 30th Dec 2013
A wooly hat for my granddads 89th birthday in January. My first attempt at knitting pattern, but turned out quite well I thought :). Finished 31st Dec 2013
I have also knitted about a hundred (well, OK 10-15) wash cloths and a wooly hat for my dad (finished 9th Oct for Norwegian Father's day), but no pic of those yet - I'll see if I can get them done.
A fairly slow year, but must say I have finished a couple of whoppers stitching wise, and as you see - way into the knitting by the end of it too! Never thought that would happen. Also finally cracked the crocheting code, so have a fair few granny squares and more will come.
Now for a new year and new challenges and crafty joys! Join me?