2007 – Let’s Review

So, 2007 was a pretty good year on the crafting front. There are 84 photos in my Finished – 2007 set on flickr. Even I’m a little impressed by that. I’m particularly happy with how many new things I learned in 2007. Let’s review, shall we?

2007 - A Year In Review (Part Four)

First, in knitting, thanks to Larissa I learned to knit socks. All in all I finished six pairs of socks plus two pairs of baby booties this year. Ten sweaters came off the needles and while all but one were child sized I’m still very happy about that. I made my first Elizabeth Zimmerman sweater and my first colorworked yoke sweater both for urchin number two. Katrina didn’t get quite as many sweaters but she was definitely the main beneficiary of my newfound sewing skills…

2007 - A Year in Review (Part Three)

I think 2007 might just be remembered as the year I learned to sew. Wow, I’m so happy I finally conquered my fear. There have been a lot of pajamas and quite a few dresses. I even made my sister a bag. I also made my first quilt in 2007 and my second, third, fourth, and fifth as well. They were all doll quilts but I have full-sized quilt love for them all.

2007 - A Year in Review (Part Two)

There was plenty of food in 2007 although not too much of it made it onto the blog. I’m glad that some jam made into some of your homes though. Lots of paper stuff happened as well including garlands, folders, and altered bottles. And let’s not forget the altered tin for Father’s Day — one of my favorite projects from the whole year.

2007 - A Year in Review (Part One)

We played games, we gave gifts, we swapped, we had two great birthday parties, and took about a million photos. So 2008 has some big shoes to fill. What do I have planned? Knitting wise I’d like to make more socks using a variety of techniques. I’d like to conquer a lace project and I am going to knit a sweater for Papa. At the sewing machine I want to continue to improve my garment-making skills and conquer my fear of knits. I also want to make a bed-sized quilt top — I’ll probably send it out to be quilted. I want to tell you more about some of the great food we’re eating and I really want to try to compost less of our CSA share each week. Thank you guys for being such a great inspiration to me, and not just when it comes to being crafty. Your talent in knitting, sewing, mommy-ing — making in all regards — inspires me everyday. And that you take the time to tell me you enjoy what I make is really wonderful to me. Ready or not 2008, here we come.

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13 Responses to “2007 – Let’s Review”


  1. 1 laurie January 4, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I’m impressed. 10 sweaters? I think I may knit 1 this year. I’m working on knitting my first baby blanket.

  2. 2 twiddletails January 4, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Wow, you were busy! And you taught me how to knit socks. And I got to have some of your wonderful strawberry jam. Lucky me!
    I’m sure you’ll get just as many wonderful things done in 2008.

  3. 3 Missy January 4, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    YOU ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

  4. 4 lina January 4, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    What a productive year! I’m planning on learning to knit this year – although I’d be happy finishing a hat or two!

  5. 5 Sue January 4, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    So many gorgeous things you have made throughout the year. It has been so nice reading about them all throughout the year too. I hope 2008 is just as productive for you too.

  6. 6 Alisha January 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I love your photography. You have such great models. And all of your projects look great too.

  7. 7 amandajean January 4, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    your accomplishments are great! they look super duper in mosaic form. I can’t wait to see what you make in 2008.

  8. 8 erin January 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    what a year! looking forward to all that 2008 has in store.

  9. 9 Thimbleanna January 6, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Wow! What an impressive list of accomplishments — Congratulations on a great year!

  10. 10 Jennifer January 7, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    You are a powerhouse of crafting! I am so impressed with everything you create. Happy New Year!


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