I've had a hard time staying organized and taking pictures this year. And i've been on here so sporadically. I really hope i can pick it back up next year.
Anyway, onto the projects.
My church had Ugly Sweater Sunday yesterday. As i mentioned in my last post, my first ever sweater was $5 in Paris. I used cotton yarn (but not the kind of cotton yarn that really makes a good sweater), i never even knit sleeves, i just cast off where they'd been left off after separating, and it was just ill-fitting... so i decided to give it a fabulous Christmas makeover.
I added a little crochet to the sleeves. Made a sort of tree out of garland. Crocheted a little skirt to the bottom (like a tree skirt, hehe). And no joke, the silver garland around the neck was in the box as a circle already, and it was exactly
the length of the neck of the sweater. Exactly. And that's honestly the only reason i put it on there.
Our church also has a giving tree each year. You take an ornament off the tree with a certain present somebody has asked for, and you get it. My mom took one for a 6-year-old girl who wanted "anything Seahawks". I made her a scarf.
A friend asked me to make her some coffee sleeves. I have one that says "Word up.", which she liked, so she wanted that in Seahawks colors. The other two are presents, the L is in Seahawks colors. "Your Face" is in Packers colors. This picture is before stitching the felt onto the sleeves, but i didn't get a good after shot.
She also asked me to make a camera bag for her 5-year-old daughter, who will be getting a camera for Christmas. It was my first time sewing a zipper onto crochet, but it seems to have worked!
My cousin (in Wisconsin) and i decided to do a little swap. She got me a Packers shirt (they're easier to get over there, you know), and i made her a few things. The infinity scarf, she asked for. The Clay Matthews coffee sleeve and Packers bracelet were surprises.
After seeing my cousin's infinity scarf, my sister needed
one for her trip to NYC. Then i made her one to give her mother-in-law. Then i made one for my mom to take for a white elephant exchange. They're so quick and so satisfying.
Another friend asked me to make a Lakers hat for her boyfriend.
A couple more of those oatmeal hats.
A couple headbands.
My nieces and i have made a ton of God's Eyes, but of course i don't have pictures of most. These were the first 3.