It’s been over six months since I updated my blog for my knit/crochet projects. I admit, I haven’t been doing as much knitting or crocheting. Since I’ve been working out and busy at work, I haven’t had as much time or energy to focus on making things out of string. However, I have made more than the personal trainer and “mini-me” I’ve posted about. Most were made prior to the end of the year.
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Spoiler Alert! Rob, Renee, Brett, and Kirsten – if you don’t want your baby blanket surprises ruined, do not read on!
It’s time for those famous summer international games! In London! Personally, I did not watch any of the coverage, due to my annoyance with the U.S. Committee. I mean, protecting your copyright, I understand that – but there’s no need to be downright RUDE! (Plus, really, we have to cease and desist from using adorable images of Ravelry’s mascot “Bob” in a hand-knit hat? That’s sad.) (Information on the controversy here and here and lots of other places.) Anyway, while the Ravelry games (our play-along with yarn) had to be renamed to the “Ravellenics” to avoid lawsuit (since we’re such a horrible threat to the U.S.O.C’s money-making ventures), we still HAD the games and I participated for the first time.
Last summer my brother and I walked by a construction site that had been “yarn-bombed” (aka yarn graffiti), and I loved it. I started collecting flowers knit or crocheted by friends (or myself) and today Kurt and I yarn-bombed my own backyard fence. I love it. It’s a beautiful reminder of so many wonderful friends and the visit from my brother.
I made LOTS of holiday gifts this year! I’d love to say it was because I was full of cheer and good will and whatnot… but honestly, a large motivation was the need to feel I was doing SOMETHING productive while laying around home sick and recovering from surgery. So, I made a huge “gift list” and made something for everyone on it – as well as a few items I intend to gift or donate to charity.
Most of my gifts were “kitchen sets” consisting of a potholder and a tawashi (a cotton puff great for washing dishes, cleaning, etc.)
Finished a HUGE project! I started this afghan for my living room back in April. I hate motif projects (where you make lots of little squares/rectangles/circles/whatever and join them together). However, this one was join-as-you go, which made it a little more tolerable, and I loved the pattern (“Asian Beauty”).