Continuing yesterday's "year in review" theme, I've chosen one posted photograph from each month of the year. These are not the BEST photographs from each month, they're the ones that sing to me for one reason or another, or make me smile.
It's not as easy as it looks -- there were some months that it was tough to choose only one, and others that I just had to close my eyes and just pick one already. I was reminded of a "game" I used to play with my sisters and the Sears, Penney's and Wards catalogs -- not only the Christmas catalogs, sometimes the big ones, too. I'd sit with a sister and we'd go through the catalog page-by-page; we'd each have to pick something we'd want from "our" pages -- if I was sitting on the right, I could only choose from items on a right-hand page, if I was sitting on the left... or sometimes we'd switch it up and could only chose from the others' pages. Well, anyway, here are my photo pics for the year.
January -- I love this picture; I was showing DH how I can take a self-portrait with my camera phone (or a portrait of us both!).
February -- St. Brigid's sleeves get lengthened.
March -- Kind of crude, but it makes me laugh; it's one of the elements I made and used for my brother's birthday card.
April -- Let there be peas on earth!
May -- I love this photo of Mack, wearing his new baby a sweater, playing in the back yard.
June -- Lilies-of-the-valley nightcaps! This is one that if the neighbors were watching when the photo was taken, they might wonder about me.
July -- Special Swap! This was my first and favorite Special Swap. My partner, the theme, the idea, the timing, all the pieces -- everything came together perfectly. It was pure joy to make this tray for Lynne.
August -- Addison arrives. (God, I love babies.)
September -- It's football season! (I love toddlers, too.)
October -- Multi-tasking Saartje's Bootees.
November -- Opal Socks Hundertwasser Der Blaue Mond as Argosy scarf. This was one of my favorite things to knit all year. I love the idea and inspiration for this yarn, love the colors, love how they work in this pattern -- I wear this scarf a lot, and other people seem to love it, too. I would like to make another.
December -- Here's a glimpse into the future, because this picture hasn't actually been posted yet. These are two little Odd Fellows made this month and sent off, in a PIF sort of way, with upsized Santa Hats on their heads. I hope they make a couple of kids very happy. The one on the left is for a young girl, the one on the right for a little boy; favorite colors as specified by their mothers. I had so much fun making these. I can't look at them and NOT smile. XO.
Y'all let me know if you "review," too, eh?