Here is my 2014 crochet journey for you to enjoy.....
January :: 2014 starts with me continuing to work on my Home Poncho which I started just before Christmas 2013.
January :: I made Berts head, ready to join his pom-pom body (Yarndale 2014)
February :: Bert is finished!
February :: my Home Poncho is finished - Ta-dah!
February :: I fell in love with chunky yarn and started working on my Rainbow Raindrops cushion
March :: my Rainbow Raindrops cushion is finished - Ta-dah!
March :: a new chunky cushion design.....
....and a new chunky bag design. Both these patterns stayed on the back burner last year and still require a bit of tweaking and re-working, but I'm really looking forward to doing that very soon.
April :: I made a Jolly Chunky Bag - Ta-dah!
April :: my Coast Ripple blanket journey began.
April :: Summer Blues bunting made for Simply Crochet magazine (I'll be sharing the pattern for this on my blog soon).
April :: Mandala Madness took hold and I made these giant Starflower Mandalas.
May :: more mandalas, with the launch of the creative project for Yarndale 2014.
May :: half way through my Coast Ripples
May :: Summer Blues Bunting in shades of pink this time.
June :: my Coast Ripple blanket is finished - ta-dah!
June :: I made a tiny Christmas bird decoration for Simply Crochet magazine.
July :: I designed a "Rosy Cosy" jar cover pattern for the Yarndale brochure.
July :: began making yarn signs for the Yarndale Yarnwalk.
July :: started making a yarn cover for an old chair (work still in progress)
August :: finished the edging on my Cottage Ripple blanket - Ta-dah!
August :: more yarn bomb crochet signs for Yarndale 2014.
September :: making my starflower mandalas into dream-catcher hoops.
September :: the final push to get everything made for Yarndale.
October :: the Cosy Stripe blanket began.
November :: the Cosy CAL started at the beginning of the month, with weekly progress updates. I worked 15 stripes each week.
November :: started making the Cowl Neck Poncho.
December :: made a woolly Christmas Card!
December :: the Cowl Neck Poncho is finished - Ta-dah!
December :: the Cosy Stripe blanket is finished - Ta-dah!
✿ I really enjoy putting these year end review posts together, mainly because it is always sich a pleasant surprise to see what comes up! My memory is really pretty bad so although I can remember the big blanket-sized things and the very most recent things, much of the other stuff I had completely forgotten about.
2014 was quite a challenging year for me on the hooky front as my general workload was very much bigger than ever before. I juggle my time between many different things these days, so don't have nearly as much time for crochet as I once had. But I try not to let that stop me and am constantly percolating ideas, mulling over new designs and stacking up things to try. Crochet really is at the centre of my life (well, maybe slightly to the right hand side of my mothering role) and is my passion, my relaxation, my social life, my therapy and my creative outlet. It never ceases to amaze me how the direction of my life changed on that Tuesday afternoon (August 2007) when I first picked up a hook. Amazing.
This is my sixth annual crochet review, isn't that something?
Oh, and shhhhhhhhh, a little secret to share...........this also happens to be my
1 0 0 0 th post.
Yes, really, really.
Right then.....off to snuggle in front of the fire with my wintry wreath stripes, see you tomorrow (post 1001) for some homey stuff.xxx