The thought of doing a year-end summation post was exhausting. the problem is, I just do too much crap. there is no way i would even remember half of the stuff i'd worked on if i didn't catalog it on the blog. if i made a mosaic with all of my projects in 2011 it would be completely unwieldy. i wracked my brain to come up with a solution and landed upon a year-end favorites edition. so without further adieu, here are my most favoritest things i've made in 2011:
Favorite Crocheted Thing: Granny Ripple Blanket
Pretty! Stripey! Fast! Sock Yarn Leftovers!
Favorite Dyed Thing: Honey Handspun
I love how the fibers took the dye at different rates. this is one of those things that would be next to impossible to find in a store. making stuff yourself can be so rewarding. and i got a pretty cool hat out of it too.
Favorite Embroidered Thing: Arrested Development Pillow
There's always money in the banana stand. ooh, i should make a sequel with the banana-grabber character! but i will totally retain the animation rights. maybe next year.
Favorite Knitted Thing: Adele
i love both the red one and the blue one. i couldn't decide which one i liked more. the red one is better for winter because it's thicker and warmer but the blue one is so delicate and pretty. i love leaf motifs. also, i'm really glad i bought a better camera.
Favorite Quilted Thing: Dad's Quilt
i've actually made quite a few quilts this year. it was hard for me to pick a favorite but i chose this one for sentimental reasons. not only do i love the finished quilt but i got to give it to my dad in person. he really seemed to love it and said he was proud of my accomplishments. it meant a lot to me. i'm hoping to make a quilt for each of my other family members in 2012. i still have my mom, my stepmother, and my sister-in-law to go.
Favorite Sewn Thing: Peggy Olsen Dress
this was another really tough one. my black pants are definitely the most practical but this one was more fun.
Favorite Photo: Blackkitty
i don't get a lot of pictures of blackkitty because she's camera shy. she has a nice habit of walking away right as i'm ready to take the picture. but i got a good one here. i love her focus and expression. i'm hoping to take more pictures in 2012. maybe i should try to make it a weekly thing.
Favorite Handspun: Gale's Art Silk Lace
lordy bejebus it took forever to spin. but 1232yds feels like a nice achievement. maybe i will even knit it someday.
and that's all, folks! what were your favorite projects of the year?