Ahhh, symmetry. ::grin::
Let's git 'er done, shall we?
TEA COZIES - one knit & crocheted, one crocheted - both loved & enjoyed. I think I'll be making more this year, maybe even for gifts if I know the recipient likes tea. :) Designing a cabled cozy appeals to me too.
SOMETHING RED - It's listed on the side bar but unfortunately was a bad knit for me. I all but finished it when I realized either I wasn't reading the pattern right or something was fishy in Denmark. I didn't have the heart or patience to figure it out. Maybe this year!
VOGUE CARDI #19 was much, much better:
I've worn this several times to work and while I've never gotten a compliment on it, I love it! The color, shape, the lace - everything worked for me and I'm very glad I made it. Here's one pic of me modeling it.
BIANCA'S JACKET - another unqualified success:
I've also worn this to work several times and again, although I've never received notice from anyone there, I love this sweater. The silk is especially nice - I'm glad I bought more in black for my stash. This sweater has the honor of receiving the most positive attention on this blog of any sweater I've made. (Yep - I keep track of these things.) I can't believe I put off finishing the yoke for a couple of months!
SPIDERWEB CARDI - Probably one of the most mixed up patterns I've ever tried. I re-wrote the entire thing in order to finish this one. I'd show a picture but I got rid of it. It was incredibly frustrating to make and when it was done I realized I'd never wear it. Such a good idea gone so wrong. Sigh.
RHUBARB AKA "TOMATO" - What was I just saying about a good idea gone wrong? Bottom line - the lovely, thick cotton which makes this such a fast knit is too heavy for the scoop neck/cap sleeve design. I guess I could wear it as a vest but when it's warm enough for cap sleeves, it's too warm for the rest of this top. Live & learn.
I've obviously been going through a turquoise blue phase this year!
I still like this sweater - just haven't worn it for one reason or another. I know I will, however, so I'll report this one as a winner. :)
The CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPER was great:
But it's really hard to go wrong with a crocheted doily/topper of any sort. :)
BEADED/CLAY ITEMS (BUTTONS!) AND NECKLACES/EARRINGS, ETC.:
Yes. There will be many, many more in 2008. 'Nuff said.
Even though I haven't had time to wear it yet, I really like this sweater so this will end the year on an upswing. :) I enjoyed working with the Rowan All Seasons Cotton too - I'm glad I have more stashed. ::wink::
Last, but not least, these little mitts have been good for me:
I'm very happy they've gotten such a good response.
So - there you have it. 2007 in a nutshell of 3 blog posts.
Tomorrow I'll talk about what makes a good knit/sweater for me and what else I'll be doing besides knitting & crocheting next year. I do know one thing: last year at this time I stated I wanted to make fewer cardis/sweaters in 2007 and I managed to cut the number by at least a third.
Let's chalk one up to resolutions fulfilled, shall we?
Happy New Year everyone! Be safe tonight & let's all have a healthy, happy year. :)