The weather has been dismal again here today. So instead of trying to write my December Nature notes post I've been cheering myself up looking through my photos from 2011 , picking out three crochet images from each month to share with you again :0)
2011 was my first full year of blogging and looking back at my photos I'm surprised at the amount of things I've made
SIBOL squares and Flowers from a new book
Squares for my Granny square blanket
Crochet trim for a jersey dress ( I've worn this lots over the festive period:0) )
Felt Needle books with crochet embellishments for a giveaway
Kaleidoscope Hexagon....I was not happy with this colourway but loved the pattern
Recycling cotton yarn from a thrifted garment
Cushion made using the recycled yarn
Second cushion from same yarn
Patriotic flower bunting for the royal wedding
Bunny for my niece....more of a sewing project but she has a crochet jacket :0)
Finding a colourway I like for the Kaleidoscope hexagons
Little crochet toadstool house
playing around with my granny squares writing the initials of my blog :0)
Then adding the plum border to my granny squares
Finishing my granny square blanket and photographing it next to the vintage blanket that inspired it ( Love mine but the original is just amazing )
Starting a giant granny inspired by Sucrettes CAL
Hooking the border of this blanket in the car on the way to Norfolk for our Holidays
Photographing finished blanket outside our caravan and giving it to my Mum
Starting my Blooming flower cushion
Adding round 2 to my production line of 100 Kaleidoscope hexagons
Starting another giant granny in "vintage" colours
Finishing my blooming flower cushion
Adding more rounds to second giant granny
Making crochet bowls for another giveaway
Finishing second giant granny
Joining Lucy and Heathers ripple along with a baby blanket
Making a little family of owls :0)
Finishing my baby ripple
Making a cosy cowl
and a little zipped pouch as a leaving gift
Mug cosy teacher gifts
Christmas Pud with Lucy's holly
and finally...... a Little Mouse tree decoration for my sister in law and familyPhew!
4 cushions, 4 Blankets and 14 smaller projects ......there are one or two that I haven't included in this list as well !!
That's a lot of crochet for me and looking at it all together makes me very happy . The thing that ties it all together is that it's all been inspired by the internet......and mostly your lovely blogs and Flickr photo streams.I just love being able to see what you clever people are creating.
Being able to share my own creations here really is the icing on the cake . So thank you again for visiting and your kind, generous comments :0)
Here's to lots more crochet in 2012 . My main crochet resolution is to finish my Kaleidoscope blanket and I'm trying very hard not to get sidelined into any more projects till it's finished.
Hope the start of 2012 is going well for you.
P.S. December Nature notes will follow soon .