Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Knitting Review 2011

 
Knitting 2011 started out with a little Kimono for a sweet little girl.  Had kind of a slow start, with only three projects before June brought us The Littlest Man. 


Vogue Wide-Brimmed Hat went to dear daughter.


Cozy shawl went to a prayer shawl ministry (actually crocheted).


Then, there was the Coming Home Gown for The Littlest Man in June.


And, probably the most fun project I have ever done, a Lion Mane (crochet) and Loincloth (knit).  Littlest Man's mother and I had way too much fun with this one!  Just realized I did leave out a "goat hat" that I don't have a photo of that I did while teaching Amanda to knit.


This was quick and easy and oh, so fun to wear this summer!  It travelled to Italy and felt right at home there with all the wonderful romance.


Another of my favorite shawls, the Ginkgo.


A Sursa Shawl (with modifications... now, belongs to another friend) in Noro.


Entrelac hat #1... a fun knit-a-long project.


Baby sweater for a sweet ex-tenants new baby.  (Don't know why blogger turned it, but I'm not going back to try to change it!!) 


Entrelac #2 for a dear friend's birthday.


Pumpkin hats galore!!


Great fitting, easy little Weekend Cardi.


I have such a hard time choosing a favorite among my shawls... but, this one rivals them all.  Wear it A LOT! 


This was an ambitious project... came out well... but, I don't LOVE it. Kaw Valley Wrap. Hoping summer months make me enjoy it more. 


This was Elfin Hat number 2, so that Littlest Man would have one to match Little Man's from last year. 


Three stockings were made... one with serious flaws in its snowflake.  Still have two more to make to fill my order.  ;)  A little behind for Christmas. 


Made my dear, dear friend Kathy a Sirdar Waistcoat just like mine. 


And,  the last project... Whew!... is this scarf.  2011 started out slow on the knitting projects, but averaged out to two projects a month.  I'm okay with that.  Here's to 2012! 

If you made it this far, thank you for indulging my record of the year in yarn!!  Have a great day!

blessings ~ tanna

ps - Dotsie at Podso (who always has wonderful mosaics) introduced me to Picnik and I did have a little fun playing with that this afternoon!  Hmmmm... I can see experiments brewing! 

48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

tanna, you are SUCH a beauty! your knitting (and crocheting) projects are wonderful, too, but you're the star of this post! :)

Julie Harward said...

Such amazing projects, so beautiful and so professional..you are an amazing lady! :D

Swanski said...

What a wonderful year you have had knitting!! Love the photos :)

Carol said...

Beautiful work! You are very talented!

Donna said...

Look at all the beauty you brought into the world this year! And you are a good share-er of your beautiful things. A year to be proud of!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This was just soooooooooo much fun...each one just beautiful, the things for the babies, well my favorite...and love the prayer shawl

You are talented and I so enjoyed seeing each of your creations.

Now what will 2012 hold?

Solar Powered said...

So very pretty...the hats are my favorite, all of them! And when I can knit someday, I'm going to make an Entralac...very cool design!

Deb said...

You knit so beautifully. Tanna. Now that I have a grand-daughter I would love to take it up again. Deb

Pondside said...

I would love to knit the kimono for my niece - searching for the pattern...
You've done a wonderful job on everything - I'd like to make one of each (or perhaps two of the pumpkin hats and elf hats!)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

All of these pieces are just gorgeous, Tanna. You are amazingly talented! Love the colors, the patterns, love it all!

Kelly said...

You're so talented with your knitting! I know that must've taken you a while to complete all of those and the recipients must enjoy wearing them. That little lion mane and loin cloth is adorable!

Chatty Crone said...

Truth from Chatty - I have never seen any more beautiful work ever - yours is so professional. I love them all. And I would love a girl grand baby for some of those things! sandie

podso said...

Good for you! I am most impressed with your creativity--knitting (what a gorgeous array of colors) and your photo arrangements. Very nice. I find the mosaics a nice way to show several photos without taking up so much room! "good on ya!" Here's to more handwork and more picniks!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love the babies of course but the little blue sweater with the heart buttons is my favorite. What a great hobby...have fun with Picnik!

Bring Pretty Back said...

wowowowowowowowwww! What talent you have!!!!
Have a pretty day!
kristin

Emily said...

Your projects are all so amazing, Tanna. I do think the lion mane and loin cloth are my favorite.

Wanda said...

The only thing more beautiful than your knitting...is YOU dear.

Thanks for the time you take to stop by and bless me.... I so hope we get to Tyler this year to see our friend Tom....if we do, I'm looking you up girlfriend!!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... these are all fantastic! One after another, beautiful art! I love to see your creativity. It just amazes me. :)

Judy S. said...

Hi Tanna! It was great to see all of your beautiful projects in one post. I'd say you had a very productive year! What's your plan for 2012?

Deb said...

Tex is right you are the star of this post....love all your treasurers you made...

Amanda said...

One of the things I admire (and envy) about you is that your creativity knows no bounds. Not only do you make the most amazing things, but then the photography! Stunning. STUNNING!

Looking at your year in review, I was quite gleeful (and deeply appreciative) that all of my favorites made their way right on to Roanoke. =D

Can't wait to see what all 2012 has in store. Love you soooooo, SOOOOO big! xoxoxo

steph said...

WOW!!!! What a year!!!! (That lion and loincloth is a total hoot!--or make that ROAR!!!)!

Christine said...

Color, color, color, color, COLOR!
You sure do know how to work those needles. I love all your hats!
But then, I love your shawls. OK, the baby items have my heart.

Debbie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Incredible! The lion's outfit is absolutely adorable, and the Entrelac hats are the cutest things EVER! Love those! Can I order one? Great 2011 review in knitting! Happy New Year, Friend!

Ginny said...

Oh MY!!! So much beauty to see here. At first I knew the little kimono would be my favorite, but as I scrolled down, it was all so wondrous, each thing getting better!!! Some of my faves: of course your beautiful baby photo shot, the lion!! The wide brimmed hat, the golden shimmer shawl that went to Italy, that one is shimmering with romance! The ginkgo, the hat with the woven squares, the beautiful baby sweater, those last two have gorgeously outrageous colors!!! And the waistcoats, stunning!!! I think this is the first time I have seen your work, since I have not been following you that long. Do you do a showing each year like this? Will you show more as you do it? Do you ever sell it, or just for personal use and gifts? You have a real gift for color and style, I am bowled over!!!

a happy little life said...

What a beautiful year in review!
I don't know if you remember or not, but it was the gray and white snowflake stocking that re-sparked my desire to try to knit... yet again. Now that I am knitting I wish I would have stuck with it from the past attempts. You are an inspiration!
XOX Tracie

Mary said...

You had a very productive year. I am amazed at the speed with which you work and yet produce such beautiful things.I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

nanny said...

I don't know how you find the time to do all you do!! They are all so very pretty.....I still think Roo will get you for the mane someday/ha

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thank you so much for following along and joining our "impossible" party! I can't wait what you post at the end of the month at the linky party. Everything looks so wonderful on your blog! My total sum of knitting projects are two scarfs!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

WOW...color me IMPRESSED!!!! what fabulous creations you have made! i am just dazzled by their beauty! thanks for visiting me and now i am your newest follower : ) hugs...

no spring chicken said...

What a year! Very (intimidating) inspiring. ;) I always leave here with a smile and challenged to grab my needles.

And love your new blog format, simply classy, just like the lady I love to visit!

Blessings, Debbie

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I know you must feel terrific about all those beautiful projects. You must stay so busy! You are a beautiful woman inside and out. All the creations look perfect!

Carole said...

Wow! Such beautiful work! I've had to cut down on my knitting because I've developed carple tunnel so I'm not putting out as many projects as I used to. I did restart my lace shawl... just haven't gotten around to posting about it on my knitting blog.

Love the lion mane and the sweater at the top is adorable!

Jen said...

You made some great knits last year! That lion mane and loin cloth is my favorite. I mean, that photo is just priceless!

Cindy said...

You made some beautiful things this last year! You do such a lovely job on everything. It's kind of funny to see the mis-shapen snowflake, because everything you do is so perfectly beautiful.:)
Hugs, Cindy

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, These are all so beautiful!!! I love them! You are talented and patient to make these beautiful creations. I love the shawls. Blessings, Your friend, Catherine xoxo

Eclectically Vintage said...

I can't sew - let alone knit! Amazing - especially love the little elf hat! Following along!
Kelly

From the Kitchen said...

Love them all. How did I miss the "coming home gown" for little Roo? I'm still wondering if I could get away with wearing the striped Christmas elf hat!! = )

Best,
Bonnie

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

IMPOSSIBLE to choose a favorite! They are all so beautiful or just plain ADORABLE!

The Baking Gypsy said...

Oh Tanna, what beautiful work! I especially love that summer shawl! The colors are so pretty and striking!
What a fabulous roundup! I wish you all the happiness and joy for 2012!
Thank you for visiting and for your sweet words!

Have a beautiful weekend!
*hugs*
Tammy

Lauri said...

SO much talent packed into a single year!! The precious kimono just made my day and in fact, still fits our sweet girl! I need to make sure I take more pictures of her in it for you.

Diana Ferguson said...

You are SO talented my friend!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mercy~
You give me inspiration!
That little lion is the cutest ~ and I'm not lyin'
:-)

Tara said...

Have missed your beautiful blog and awesome pics.
Hugs,
tara

vicki said...

Tanna- this is THE most incredible knitting review I've ever seen. Your projects this past year have been incredible. I'm lusting after that wide brimmed hat! You look so lovely wearing your beautiful shawl--
Wow!! Great job- I'm anxious to see what this next year brings!
Vicki

vicki said...

Tanna- re the wide brimmed hat pattern--- is it in the Vogue magazine or do I need to purchase the pattern?
I love that hat- it is so ME!
Vicki

MaddyP said...

I so enjoy seeing what other people make; their likes and dislikes are such great clues to their personalities. Your shawls are beautiful and the love you put into everything for "Little Man" is just so evident. Thank you for sharing your year, your work, and your heart.
Warmly,
Maddy

stitchknit said...

Beautiful work! I enjoyed each piece!

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