Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Knitting recap

Even though I am ready to move on to the New Year, I am still surprised that Christmas is over!

I will be honest and let you know that I did very little knitting for Christmas this year.  I was able to make two American Girl scarves for my nieces and a little doll for my little girl.


I am actually planning on making another little doll for my newest niece as well, but unfortunately it will be more of a "Happy three months old" gift instead of a Christmas gift.

It was a little strange to be making so little this year in the way of gifts.  I am such a fan of homemade gifts, and typically that is what we give to people.  This year we scaled way back on everything.  I definitely needed that margin this fall!

I haven't read anything in a couple weeks, but I am compiling my "to read" list for 2015, so if you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them!  I don't typically write a list out of all the books I want to read in a year, but I have seen several people write out a list of books they want to read and thought it might be fun.

I am also looking through these New Year's Eve Reflection Questions - which I love to do every year.  I plan to work through these tonight, and probably will be in bed before the clock strikes 12.  Or perhaps Lucy will want to wake up and ring in the New Year tonight with a late night nursing session!

Are you taking a break from knitting?  Or are you moving right into new projects?  Do you have any traditions for New Year's Eve?

12 comments:

  1. The doll is adorable and will be perfect for your baby! I don't have any traditions for New Year's Eve unless you count staying up till 12! Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Staying up until 12 is pretty good! Often I fall asleep well before the ball drops :-)

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  2. Your doll is adorable. I'm going to keep on knitting. I don't ever stop. Haha I like to pick a new word for the New Year.

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    1. I love picking a word for the year, this year there are a lot floating around though...so I have to narrow it down some :-)

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  3. Adorable doll. I made a few of these during the Christmas season too! Happy New Year!

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    1. The doll is such a fun knit to do! Happy New Year to you as well :-)

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  4. What a cute doll! We were going to have a quiet night at home but then some good friends are having a small party so we'll go though I was kind of looking forward to knitting and It's a Wonderful Life... I am jumping back into pre-Christmas pknitting, never a break here!

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    1. A small party sounds perfect, although I definitely look forward to a quiet night of reflection and goal setting for the future.

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  5. Greetings from down-under. What a wonderful doll. Can you recommend the pattern please as I would love to make one?

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    1. Yes! The pattern comes from Plain and Joyful Living : http://plainandjoyfulliving.blogspot.com/2009/02/fun-knitting-gnome.html It is a fun little knit to do. I play with the size a bit to make them a bit larger as a doll for my kids.

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    2. Many thanks, will check it out. Happy New Year.

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  6. Although I never take a break from knitting, I often take breaks from a particular project.

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