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2014 Year in Review & Craftolution 2015


Another crafty year past. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights:

My Craftolution for 2014 was to put a substantial dent in my scrap yarn pile. I have to say that I am satisfied with the results:

Over 12 months I made: 6 scarves, 1 cowl, 6 hats (not all are pictured here), 4 bags, 1 shawl, and 1 table runner.

Lessons I learned: limiting myself to only my scrap yarn pile, I found myself having to be more creative with how to use the yarn up. I was also reminded that a little yarn goes an awfully long way.

I’m going to continue to work down my scrap yarn pile, including all of the scrap yarn I didn’t include this time around (Yes, there is more.)–maybe in afghan squares or in smaller, separate projects. I’m not sure yet.

Outside of the scrap yarn project, I made: 1 adult afghan, 1 child’s towel/blanket, 3 child-sized holiday blankets, and 1 scarf pattern (see below).

I haven’t had a chance to make afghans in a while, so I am thrilled that I was able to get to it this year. Part of my goal for the year was to develop some men’s/boy’s patterns, and I started with a scarf, hat (not pictured), and blankets. Hopefully, I can continue this trend throughout 2015.

Another huge highlight in my craft-life from 2014 was that I had my first pattern published in Happily Hooked Magazine (an awesome monthly ezine): the Lazy Day Scarf.

It was really exciting to share something in the crafting public, and I’ll continue my designing efforts in the new year. My craftolution 2014 project really helped get the creative designing juices flowing, so here’s to seeing what new designs I come up with in 2015! Right now, I’m working on a set of fingerless gloves for fall.

Now, my Craftolution 2015:

I am compiling the patterns I created to use for my Craftolution 2014 and plan on self-publishing them by the end of the year. The goal is to publish a pattern book (print and ebook) sometime in the fall, along with a 2016 pattern calendar in December.

Here’s to 2015, and new craftolution challenges!




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