Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Favorites: Year End Edition

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
Granny Ripple
Pretty! Stripey! Fast! Sock Yarn Leftovers!

Favorite Dyed Thing: Honey Handspun
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
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
Adele IIAdele I
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
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
My Peggy Olson Dress
this was another really tough one. my black pants are definitely the most practical but this one was more fun.

Favorite Photo: Blackkitty
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
Gale's Art Tussah Silk Handspun
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?

9 comments:

  1. such a great year of making lovely things! happy 2012!

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  2. So many beautiful things. From yours I like the dyed handspun yarn most, such a pretty honey color! I've looked over my FO's and can't say which one I liked best.
    Happy Year 2012!

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  3. Those are all fabulous!  Don't know what's better, the dress, the yarn, the color of your Adele... my cat says the black kitty is best of all, and I dare not disagree.  She's curled up behind me, taking up half the chair, and it's been at least a week or two since she should have had a claw trim...

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  4. Ha ha!  That pillow still makes me laugh!  Great round up! 

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  5. So many lovely things! Your red, white and blue quilt is my favorite as well! 

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  6. Nice idea for a year-end post! I might have to copy you.

    You are such a versatile crafter--I admire all your different skills. The Arrested Development pillow is definitely among my favorites of your projects. Great execution, colors, and font choices.

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  7. Great recap!  You've made some beautiful things this year.  Can't wait to see what you come up with in the coming year.  All the best to you in 2012!

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  8. You've done some wonderful things in 2011 so I know you'll do loads more of your great goals in 2012.

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  9. Your Peggy Olsen dress is such a stunner. And I truly, truly love the Arrested Development pillow. So much. Happy new year, Sara!

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