I’m doing a combined “year in review” and “year of projects” post today. I’m still att my parents’ but I want to post this up before the new year :)
2013 was the year I learned to crochet and found out was the most awesome of hobbies. I’ve loved yarn since I was a kid, but I’ve never been able to actually use it for something. I dabbled in knitting during school and a short time during uni, but it never caught on. Maybe it was just too hard, maybe I wasn’t in the right mood yet, I don’t know. Now I have an awesome hobby which also lets me buy lots and lots of yarn!
What convinced me to learn crochet? I’m not sure what was the deciding factor, but I know Lucy of Attic24 and her wonderful creations was one of the big reasons. By reading her blog, I got the feeling anyone could do this because she makes everything seem so easy and fun. I think her second ripple blanket was the one biggest inspiration!
Apart from Lucy, my other inspiration to start crocheting was the cute amigurumi I found, and especially sweets and cookies. I’m not creating a lot of those anymore but I loved making them! Need to get back to it someday :)
Below you’ll find a gallery of most of my makes for this year. Not all of them, that would never fit into a blog post, but those I’ve liked most for some reason.
These are some of my first creations :) I especially like the sheep, it was only my third amigurumi but turned out super cute!
Some more amigurumi and other crochet creations. Need to use that crocodile stitch some more.
A very happy girl who just received her Lucy pack! And my Lucy-inspired creations.
I love shawls! This picture also shows my adventures in knitting and spinning :)
YOP-wise, I haven’t done much over the holidays. I’m crafting every day but I started a silky shawl just before we left (22 Dec) and that’s my main focus right now. I have a few plans for new items I want to make and I’m dreaming of buying a spinning wheel but I’m trying to relax and just enjoy the slowness of the holidays atm :) I was also sorted in the Harry Potter House Cup on Ravelry (Huzzah Hufflepuff!) so I’m hoping for a fun and challenging year ahead! Since I’m sorted, all new items have to wait until the 1st so I can use them for points in the cup.
It has been a wonderful year and I’m really looking forward to another year of crafting. Over the last couple of days I’ve read a lot of year end reviews from my favourite blogs and I feel so inspired. There is so much left to learn and so many things to create! One thing that hit me though is that I love reading blogs with beautiful photos, both of nature and crafting, but I can never be bothered myself. I think my resolution for the new year should be to take more photos of my everyday life and give more love to my crafty makes and take the photos they deserve. I’m not a photo genius but I think I could still do a bit better :)
To a lovely, productive, relaxed year!