At the same time, I hope that I have been able to encourage you at least a wee bit toward working on your own projects. Near the end of the year, I started adding Mr. Linky so that my readers could share their recent needlework posts. That will continue in the new year. Once again, thanks for joining me at my blog, Books and Quilts for Needlework Tuesday.
One last finish for the year. These are mitts for my sister and they are from a KnitPicks kit. Notice how narrow they are, a classic example of why you always should knit a tension square before beginning. I used 2.5mm needles are suggested but should have used 3mm. I stitched the thumbs with 2.75mm and they are still a bit snug Hopefully my sister has slim hands....
The motif of the northern lights over the mountains is quite appropriate for my sister as she lives in Alberta.
Last week I shared some of my homemade ornaments. I'm re-posting the link, as you probably missed it since it was posted on Christmas Eve Day.
Are you the type of person who plans out projects long ahead of time? For me, it's usually what jumps into my line of view at that vulnerable moment after I've finished my last project. I'm going to try to be a bit focused next year. I have a lot of quilt tops that need quilting and I want to play with fabric postcards and also with Zentangle inspired quilts. Tea cosies are high on my list for knitting and still I want to crochet a Christmas tree skirt for a cousin. I also think that I'll be stitching more than a few headbands. I haven't made any of them before, but they look like quick projects and besides that, I've made so many scarves for family members that I think they are ready for a change.
Stay tuned for Needlework Tuesdays in 2014 and see what I actually stitch.