Thursday, 31 December 2015

Finishing off the Year

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.  It was wonderful having the girls back home, catching up and doing all the things we love doing together.  Eve has gone back to London now, but Grace and her boyfriend are still here for a few more days.

It's been a lazy few weeks and I've enjoyed plenty of knitting and crocheting time.

I knitted these mittens for the girls for Christmas.  They're lovely and snug.





Full details of the pattern (which is a free one) and the yarn used can be found here.

I also made some socks for my husband.


Full details of these, here.

I finished the crochet shawl I was making myself - another hot pink one!  I need to branch out into some new colours.




The yarn is gorgeous and soft and the pattern a nice easy one to work with.  Full details on Ravelry, here.

Grace and I cast on some socks on Christmas Eve.  I wanted to try something different than the usual recipe I use, so I made these toe up, using Judy's Magic Cast On, Fish Lips Kiss Heel and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off for the cuff.


I love the colours in this yarn and I particularly enjoyed the toe up construction of the socks.  I will be using this recipe again when I cast on for January socks.  Full details of my socks can be seen here.

And my final project for 2015 was some more fingerless mittens.  No particular reason for making them apart from I love the colours in the yarn which was leftover from some socks Grace knitted me earlier in the year.



Full details of the project are here.

We have nothing planned for tonight.  A few beers and a cosy evening with hubby looking back over the year.

It has been a very good year.  Nothing sensational happened to me,  but I've been happy and busy and I finish this year on a contented note - the best way to end the year.

I have my jar crammed full of happy memories of the year and I'm looking forward to reading through them all this evening and reliving the happy times.



Whatever celebrations you have planned for tonight, I wish you a very happy New Year.  Here's to another jar full of memories for 2016.

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely thing to do and a great idea looking through your happy memories of the year. All your makes are beautiful I love the mitts so much detail! I would like to try this sock method too I must look into it. The fingerless gloves are lovely sock yarn is so yummy with all it's variegated shades. Enjoy your evening and all the very best for 2016. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. I'm looking forward to another year filled with knitting and crocheting and I wish the same for you.

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  2. Dear Linda,
    I wish you a very good new year.
    Ingrid

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Ingrid.

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  3. Very nice are these warm mittens and fingerless gloves. Lovely husbandsocks and beautiful toe-up-socks.
    I like your crochet shawl, the colour ist soooo beautiful.

    Best wishes for 2016 for you and your family ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you. Best wishes to you too.

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  4. Really like the gloves. Happy New Year to you Janet, and to your family.

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    1. Thank you Caz. Best wishes to you and yours for 2016.

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  5. Gosh you have been busy. I love the Norwegian mittens, and have bookmarked that pattern. Crochet shawl is very pretty too. Have a happy new year!

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    1. The Norwegian Mittens were a fun knit, I really enjoyed making them I might make some yourself next. Happy New Year to you and your family Ginny.

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  6. A lovely yarny end to the year! Happy New Year! Here's to a good 2016! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. I'm looking forward to an even yarns year in 2016. Best wishes to you and your hubby.

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  7. Janet, you finished the year with beautiful projects. Thank you for your friendship.
    Happy New Year!
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. Very best wishes to you for 2016.

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  8. I love the mittens! All the best for 2016 xx

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    1. Thank you Jo. Best wishes for 2016.

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  9. Happy New Year (Love those mittens).
    x

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    1. Thank you and a happy New Year to you too.

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  10. What a wonderful finish to the year, with some amazing gifts. Sending best wishes for the New Year and a big thank you for your encouraging comments.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. It's wonderful to have you for a friend.

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