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That's right, more year-in-review! I am bound and determined to catch up on all my belated LJ posting (yes including the rest of Dragon*Con!).

Knitting & crafting projects this year:
1. Flamin' fuzzy feet
2. Baby chicken hat
3. Ribbed baby hats
4. Circular baby blanket
5. Knitted lightsaber
6. Pennyblossoms x infinity
7. Bring It On: Rock the Mouse ornaments
8. Baby Jayne hats x 3
9. Wee mitten ornaments (Christmas)
10. Encompass circular scarf (Christmas)
11. Chastain Park shawl (Christmas)
12. I Love the Niners shawl (Christmas)
13. Giants fleece hats (Christmas)

1. Flaming Fuzzy Feet, for [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue.
I love Fuzzy Feet. I've made...oh, about eight pairs over the years. I'd made Rogue a pair of royal purple ones, but eventually he wore them out beyond repair. He'd expressed appreciation for the bitchin' flames socks and hat I'd made Sean, so I decided to make him some flaming slippers of his own. :) (Rav page for those on there.)

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2. Baby chicken hat, for J&J's baby.
My BFF from grad school, Jessie, collects chickens. (Er, figurines and stuff like that, not actual live chickens.) So when she had her first baby, naturally I had to make her little boy a wee chicken hat. (Rav page.)

Chicken Henry

3. Ribbed baby hats
I actually made a couple of these, one for my cousin Katie, another for a colleague of Rogue's. They are ridiculously fast and easy, very cute, and will fit most babies from infancy until toddlerhood. What's not to like? (Rav page.)

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4. Circular baby blanket (Sunny Days at Sea), for my cousin Katie's baby
Easy knit and fantastic result. Colors chosen to match little Jack's nursery (best colors for a baby boy ever, y/y?). (Rav page.)

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5. Wee Green Knitsaber, also for Katie's baby
Katie's husband is a huuuuge Star Wars geek, so of course I had to make his baby a lightsaber. Turned out he was already planning to go as Dagobah Luke for Halloween, with Jack as Yoda-- so the knitsaber was perfect! (Rav page.)

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6. One Million Pennyblossoms
Okay, more like 60. Still. That's a lot of Pennyblossoms. 46 sales on Etsy so far!

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7. Bring It On: Rock the Mouse ornaments
Belated (very belated!) thank you presents for all the members of 2009's Disney Cheerleading Comic-Con Masquerade skit. Character picture on one side, logo on the other, pom-poms for mouse ears.

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8. Baby Jayne hats, for Elise's, Julie R's, and Julie A's babies.
All my Firefly-loving friends get one of these for their babies! (Or at least I try!) (Rav page.)

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And now, Christmas knitting & sewing!

9. Wee Mitten ornaments, for my mom & my work Secret Santa
Awesome use for leftover sock yarn! Fiddly, but so adorable. (Rav page.)

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10. Encompass circular scarf, for Mom
I was all over this pattern like white on rice the second the Yarn Harlot released it. It's fluffy and squishy and gorgeous-- but a leetle bit short around. Hers turned out 60" around and mine was only 48". Shoulda added a repeat! I wouldn't have thought that using a different chunky alpaca yarn would make such a difference, but at least one other person on Rav (using the same yarn as me) reported the same thing. Ah well-- such is the price for being one of the first to try a new pattern! Hopefully it'll still work for Mom. (Rav page.)

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11. Chastain Park shawl, for Nanny (Rogue's grandma)
Rogue requested "a little knitted thing" for Nanny's gift this year. I thought this fit the bill just fine! Simple pattern, but lovely result. I made it somewhat bigger than the pattern specifies. (Rav page.)

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12. I Love the Niners shawl, for my mother-in-law
My MIL Gail *loves* her San Francisco 49ers, so I thought she might like something to wrap up in while watching their games on Sundays. Easy pattern, but WOW, a lot of stitches at the end, especially after the increase for the ruffle. I like the result though! (Rav page.)

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13. Giants fleece hats, for Rogue and his stepdad
I found some great Giants fleece while fabric shopping, and bought half a yard without really knowing what I was going to make from it. Then I found this awesome fleece hat tutorial online, and that was that! Easy as pie, although I did have to make the band 2" longer than the author suggests. They were a hit! (This was a big year for Giants-themed gifts, obv.)

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Date: 2011-01-07 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sirrogue.livejournal.com
Thanks for my hat, sweetie, it's awesome! I'm know Mom and Nanny love their gifts too!!!

Date: 2011-01-07 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
awesome projects!
I desperately want to attempt a shawl-but it's not gonna happen for awhile I don't think.
Also, I'm going to a baby shower on Sunday so I think I'll attempt one of those ribbed hats. :)

Date: 2011-01-07 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Wow - you were busy this year! I don't know how you knitters do it!

Bitchin' Flames?!?!

Date: 2011-01-07 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dmbtuxwaddle.livejournal.com
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!!!!! THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN DOWN!

Date: 2011-01-07 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mylittleredgirl.livejournal.com
Could that chicken hat baby picture be any funnier? I don't think so!

:-D

Date: 2011-01-07 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anariazar-rel.livejournal.com
Fantastic :) All that and your costumes, you did heaps!

Date: 2011-01-07 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aviendiora.livejournal.com
I still love the circular baby blanket. Great colors and the pattern is just awesome! And the mittens look so tiny! =)

Date: 2011-01-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peqhere.livejournal.com
I love my circular scarf and wee mittens. TY

Date: 2011-01-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmeamanda.livejournal.com
Wish I knew how to knit that well! Alas, I can really only make scarves in maybe two or three styles. Oh well. As you can imagine, I have a lot of scarves now. Just finished another last night. >_>

Date: 2011-01-16 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
All amazing! I wish I could knit as well as you - you do such amazing projects! I'm too chicken to attempt hats or socks.

Love the Niner's shawl especially. :)

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