knitnana: 2011 in Review

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Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 in Review

Following along in Margene's and Vicki's footsteps and posting a review that includes the first line of the first post of each month of 2011 and my choice of photo from the month:

I've been spending the past week knitting and sewing my little fingers to the bone, during a week that might have been a bit of a rest from that had I only planned things differently.

(Big Sis's joyous face upon trying on her Christmas gift from me at our - late, as usual - holiday gathering)

In monitoring my Facebook account, I saw a status update from Jared yesterday, linking to the most gorgeous blanket I think I've ever seen.

The Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef exhibit.

I promised these first two photos to Carole today...These lovelies appeared for the first time on Monday (what a way to say good-bye to February, eh?)

Not the song, which I think is a bit odd anyway...but the colors.

My two fur kids.

It's May!

My beautiful Mom.

Long and busy and crazy-making.

A prayer shawl I'm particularly pleased with.

Of course, for me that means working at the cutting table and sewing machine (not to mention the ironing board!)...but then again, there are rewards for this, you know?

Me, sporting my beloved Aubergne Ishbel Shawl.

As usual, I'm sewing away here, but it does seem to me that I'm not being very good about sharing with you all - at least not as good as I usually am.

My Comical Tonk

Bernie scared me today.

The Star Attraction at the National Capital Cat Show!

"Oh I'm So Going To Do This"

My Sweet Meezer with her new toy.

"Because You Can Never Remind Folks Enough"

My new favorite toy.

Since last I posted, I've been in training with Weight Watchers, and busy with holiday shopping, finishing up orders, and of course, knitting and ...

My Wistful, Whiney, Tonk-a-Tonk

Not quite sure what to say, except that as I put this together, I learned that this past year, precious little knitting was done, other than hats for various reasons. Most of my world revolved around preparing for the four shows I went to as Nana Sadie Rose. I hope 2012 is a bit different, more focused on the purpose the blog originally had: Knitting.

And, oh, yeah. My CATS - because I know perfectly well that's the real reason you all keep stopping by! *wink*


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Wow! You really did do a lot of sewing this year, before and after your shows. I really do love that picture of you with your Ishbel - that's why *I* keep stopping by here!! :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

I learned that I knit a lot of little stuff... particularly cowls the last couple of months! It's good to look back... it helps one decide where to go!
; )

1:21 AM  
Blogger margene said...

I too love the picture of you in your with you Ishbel. It was shocking how little knitting I did this year, but on the other hand, look how many bags you made or shows you did, books you read! There is much more to life than knitting and a lot of it's fun and interesting. Being a part of this community may take a little work, but it's so worth while.

8:29 AM  

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