Last Finished Projects and WIP of 2013


Anyway, I’m including pictures of gifts that I gave on Christmas that I hadn’t posted right after making them in this entry, too. In fact, I think I’ll start with those, since they’re a lot more fun than what I’ve managed to put together this week.

Crochet coasters for my dad and step-mom! They’re not perfectly round or anything, but I still like how they turned out. My parents seemed to like them, too. I hope they get lots of use out of them!

I picked the colors because my dad had requested something neutral that would go with their decor. I figured that brownish-grey would be safe, but I knew it needed something else to spruce it up a bit. Since they have some lovely woodwork throughout the house, I figured the burgundy would work, too.

French Press Cozy for my sister! That’s actually my first attempt at making one of those. It’s also what inspired the tea-pot cozies for sale in my shop, too. I’d actually like to make more of these, but there doesn’t seem to be any sort of industry standard for sizing, so they’d need to be custom orders.

The French Press pictured is mine, and the cozy looks big on it, because my sister’s is slightly bigger than mine is. Plus, our step-mom’s is different than both of ours, so a “one size fits all” type of thing isn’t feasible.

I guess I’d need to hit the stores and see if there’s a common range of sizes or something.

Sun catcher for one of my friends! I hope she got it, anyway. I haven’t heard from her since before Christmas. Anyway, it’s composed of amber, citrine, quartz and various glass beads. She wanted something shiny for her window, so I tried to oblige. I hope she likes it, anyway.

So, that’s the last of the gifts I’d given this year. This week’s creations are less frivolous and more functional.

I’m not entirely sure how he does it, but my husband keeps losing his winter hats. I’d made one for him a couple of years ago, and that’s gone. We had another store bought hat that he wore as a backup, and that’s gone, too. He had both of them at the start of the season, but poof! No more.

Ah well. So I whipped this one up for him. It’s still hanging around so far.

Yes! I made Timberland boots!

Nah, I just patched the heels up. I’ll be posting progression pics in a tutorial try sometime next week. It’s really nice to be able to wear these again without getting injured.

Finally! Works in progress! I just sort of sat down and started knitting, last night. Obviously, they need to be blocked and finished. Since I doubt anyone can tell what they will be, the long one on the left will be a mug cozy (I THINK I got the measurements figured out) and the one on the right will be an adjustable wrist cuff.

Until next time!

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