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My Knitting in 2014

While I have not yet posted about all the projects from last year, and even some of the years before, I thought I’d do a quick review of my Ravelry.

I knitted 131 projects in total…phew, that’s an impressive number!

Here are some previews of some of the projects:

2 baby blankets

35 pairs of booties

3 toddler ponchos

2 adult ponchos

21 adult/baby/kid hats

1 pair of kid mittens and 1 pair of baby socks

4 pairs of fingerless mittens

2 cowls

11 adult/kid/baby cardigans and jumpers

10 knitted animals (plus 21 little tiny bunnies)

10 kid boleros

24 vests/waistcoats

5 baby/toddler dresses

I will endeavour to write about each FO in the next few weeks.

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FOs: A Couple of Twin Dresses

A friend from the German group I used to take Luke to asked me to knit a couple of dresses for a friends twin girls. This gave me an opportunity to look for a new pattern.

I loved knitting this pattern, it was really easy to knit and really quick. I used double yarn of DROPS Safran, a cotton yarn. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow. While it called for other yarn, I found using this combination worked really well and it resulted in the right size of dress.

As the dresses were for twin girls I wanted to keep the colours similar, but with a little bit of a difference. I am a twin myself (I have a twin brother) and even though my mum never dressed us in the same clothes, I still think twins need to assert their individuality. And why shouldn’t that start when they are still toddlers?

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