I've done some knitting and crocheting in the past couple of weeks. I'm taking a bit of a break now, but I wanted to throw the pictures up here.
This is the blanket I knitted for Evelyn's new baby at Christmas time. It's the Diagonal Baby Blanket from Lion Brand (free if you have an account). It calls for 3 skeins of Homespun, but I used about 3/4 of one to make it baby doll-sized. I started decreasing around 65 stitches. She was pretty happy with it, so I was happy with it.
And here are some socks! I was mostly following a recipe, and these worked out pretty well. I'm not a super precise knitter, so it was nice to have some guidelines to follow instead of exact rules. I used up some stash yarn, and got to participate in a group challenge on Ravelry.
Speaking of stash yarn, I used some cotton scraps and a stray skein to crochet some dishcloths that I blogged about over at the Leisure Arts blog. I also wrote about a cowl that I crocheted. I've been thinking a lot about building up my gift stash this year, and picking a few bloggable projects and following some knitalong prompts on Ravelry has been a fun way to get this year's making off to a good start.