And here's what I have today:
Plus this. (The Wool-Ease was purchased for me, the beige was a gift, and the gold and navy were bought in January. All legit.)
Now, let's see what that yarn turned into. Starting with big things.
My Blackberry cardigan, finished in April.
Hubby's Old-Man Cardy, finished this week.
M's Delilah dress, finished in September.
D's Kindergarten cardigan, finished in July
Mom's Tangled Ribs, finished in May (despite appearances here; my mom wears it a lot, just never when I have a camera around)
Mom's Jaywalkers, finished in January
Diana's Striped socks (pre-washing and blocking, hence the distorted look), finished in May
Now, some smaller accessories:
Rachel's Fingerless gloves (above, finished in February for her birthday) and a braided headband to match (below, finished in August).
Gryffindor hat for baby Griffin, finished in April
Lucas' football hat, finished in February
Hubby's Koolhaas hat, finished in March.
D's bow headband, finished in October
Cottage dolls, finished in July, moved to their new home a few weeks ago.
Then there was that bunch of finishing I did for the late Frances. I didn't manage to take before and after pictures for everything, but here's what it typically looked like:
In all, there were five things I finished. That green dress at the bottom was the trickiest; there was only one sleeve knit, so I had to figure out the gauge and the pattern and replicate it.
I sewed a bit this year, or gave the illusion of doing so. Here are tutus I made for the girls, which are now quite ratty, but looked splendid when they were freshly finished.
I made two of these bow-tie onesies, one for a cousin and one for a friend. I guess I should add one for my new nephew!
Not pictured in the knitting roundup:
-two sets of Aviatrix hats and bootees (one in gray, one in green)
-two Baby Sophisticates (one in Hudson Bay colours, one in pink)
-two pairs of gray fingerless gloves with pullover caps (one for Hubby, one for my brother)
-a beard hat
-Hubby's black socks
-a pair of fingerless pullover gloves and eternity scarf for my crafty gift exchange recipient, Sarah
-two cabled hats (a red one for a little guy named Zach, and a purple one for me)
I'm pretty sure I knit more this year than I did in 2010, on my last year of no yarn. And that was when I only had D to look after! I'm very pleased with what I was able to accomplish, and with the bit of space I've gained from condensing the yarn stash. I have plans for some of what's left, including sending some off to the thrift store. I figure if I've had it for more than two years and I haven't made something of it, I'm not likely to.
The very first things for which I bought yarn in 2014 have been baby sweaters, and that trend will definitely continue. I have my nephew to consider, and my own baby, as well as about half a dozen others that are due this year. My next yarn ban will have to wait for a couple of years, I think!