Sunday, 31 December 2017

Making offline!

It is December and we are almost at the end of 2017, so I figured I owed you all a big update on makings!

I have certainly been making, however I have been woefully remiss in my blogging. Since finding instagram, it's been easier to keep a record of makings simply by take photos and writing short blurbs, rather than writing larger blog posts. 

This year has also been a very busy year; working on the business, Cocooned, having two kids in kinder over 5 days a week and one little one in school, I've barely had time to catch my breath.

Last time I checked in, I was working on The Great Knitaway;

I ended up making 6 objects for KOGO (Knit One Give One) for the great Knitaway. I didn't quite reach my goal of 10 new patterns I'd not tried before, however I was happy with this achievement and was glad to donate these 6 items back in May this year. 

Knitaway Items for KOGO

Clockwise from bottom left they are; The Pātiki Cowl by Francoise Danoy, The Yarnster Hat by Shannon Cook, Alyssum Fingerless Gloves by Megan Eliza, The Rudy Rabbit hat [not on ravelry, see picture], Baby Uggs by Autumn Street and lastly The Boreal Forest Hat by Renée Callahan.

Rudy Rabbit Hat
*all links take you to my Ravelry Project page, you can find the patterns and yarn information there*

Recently, I also made a handful of crowns for the KOGO Christmas Appeal where they pack and give a large amount of gifts to kids who are in need at Christmas time. 

The pattern is Circlet and is free on Ravelry.

Christmas Crowns

My other charity project this year has been My Tree of Hope;

A yarn bombed tree raising money and awareness for childhood cancer during September, childhood cancer awareness month. I have left it up to continue to raise awareness and also funds. 

I had help from some wonderful people who donated yarn, time, squares and hexagons to make this tree happen. I thank them all again for their time and efforts.

You can still donate to this amazing cause via my fundraising page. All donations go to the kids cancer project who invest in science and research to help make childhood cancer history. 

In May, I made my first grown-up sized garment in the form of the Gingerbread Sweater;

This pattern was great for a first time sweater, I love all of the Truly Myrtle Patterns by Libby I've made thus far. 

Little Jumpers, Socks, Mittens, Hats, Gifts, Birthdays, New Babies, just because... there has been a lot of other knitting going on.

I also did a tiny bit of cross stitch!

It's actually quite amazing to look back on the year like this and see what I have actually achieved!. I don't feel so bad having left it so long now!

I have been making many many more things and the best way to keep up with it all, is to follow me on Instagram

What have you been making? What has been your favourite make of 2017?

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