A Year of Crafting: 2014

Another year has come and gone. I have not completed as many projects this year, but enjoyed them all. 🙂

1. Sprout’s Cardigan (knit)
Started: December 30, 2013
Completed: January 2
Duration: 3 days
Yarn: 55% nylon, 45% acrylic; 300.7 yards
Sprout has worn this sweater many times this year.

2. Sprout’s Matching Hat (knit)
Started: January 3
Completed: January 3
Duration: <1 day
Yarn: 55% nylon, 45% acrylic; 143.2 yards
This is the only hat Sprout has that fits her, so she wears it often!

3. Forest Scene (embroidery)
Started: January 15
Completed: February 18
Duration: 34 days
I designed this.
I enjoyed working with some different embroidery stitches and coloring techniques in this project.

4. Sprout’s Rainbow Ripple (crochet)
Started: February 18
Completed: February 28
Duration: 10 days
Yarn: 75% acrylic, 22% acetate, 2% nylon; 512.2 yards
I was surprised how quickly I crocheted this.

5. DIY Baby Wrap (sewing)
Started: January 1
Completed: May 6
Duration: 125 days
This wrap was invaluable to me in the first few months of Sprout’s life.

6. DIY Nursing Cover (sewing)
Started: May 8
Completed: May 8
Duration: <1 day
I designed this.
I did not use this cover very much, but it was a sort of security blanket just to know I had it with me when we were out.

7. Emma’s Hippo (knit)
Started: June 3
Completed: June 6
Duration: 3 days
Yarn: 100% cotton; 117.6 yards
This was a gift.

8. Emma’s Starghan (knit)
Started: June 8
Completed: July 30
Duration: 22 days
Yarn: 75% acrylic, 22% acetate, 2% nylon; 384.1 yards
This was a gift.

9. Griffin’s Stocking (knit)
Started: August 8
Completed: August 17
Duration: 9 days
Yarn: 100% acrylic; 202.9 yards
This was a gift.
I designed this.
This (and the following 3) stockings were my big goal for this year. I promised these to someone too long ago, and I am so glad I finally made them. They were not as difficult as I imagined, and I even wrote up a nice pattern for them.

10. Grace’s Stocking (knit)
Started: August 18
Completed: August 26
Duration: 8 days
Yarn: 100% acrylic; 202.9 yards
This was a gift.
I designed this.

11. Jacob’s Stocking (knit)
Started: August 24
Completed: August 27
Duration: 3 days
Yarn: 100% acrylic; 202.9 yards
This was a gift.
I designed this.

12. Justin’s Stocking (knit)
Started: August 27
Completed: September 17
Duration: 21 days
Yarn: 100% acrylic; 202.9 yards
This was a gift.
I designed this.

13. Branches Socks (knit)
Started: March 18
Completed: October 1
Duration: 197 days
Yarn: 100% wool; 378.8 yards
I am a little embarrassed at the time I required to knit these, but I had a great distraction. 🙂

14. Baby Socks #1 (knit)
Started: November 15
Completed: November 16
Duration: 1 day
Yarn: 100% wool; 55.4 yards

15. Baby Socks #2 (knit)
Started: November 16
Completed: November 16
Duration: <1 day
Yarn: 100% wool, 18.5 yards; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 46.2 yards

16. Fingerless Mitts for Mom (knit)
Started: November 25
Completed: December 1
Duration: 6 days
Yarn: 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 161.7 yards
This was a gift.

17. Zippered Needle Pouch (sewing)
Started: December 10
Completed: December 10
Duration: <1 day
This was a gift.
I designed this.

18. Soft Book for Sprout (sewing)
Started: December 18
Completed: December 22
Duration: 4 days
I designed this.

19. Lined Zippered Pouch for Me (sewing)
Started: December 23
Completed: December 23
Duration: <1 day
I designed this.


Project Totals (Excel is a fabulous thing!)
Projects: 19
Crocheted: 1 (5%)
Embroidered: 1 (5%)
Knitted: 12 (63%)
Sewn: 5 (26%)
Gifted: 8 (42%)
Designed: 9 (47%)

I designed more of my own projects this year, and I also accomplished more sewing. I am most proud of the stockings I knit, for which I designed this pattern.

Yarn Totals
Total Yardage: 2,921 yards (that’s 1.66 miles of yarn!)
Acrylic: 1,683.6 yards (58%)
Cotton: 117.6 yards (4%)
Nylon: 302.5 yards (10%)
Other: 197.2 yards (7%)
Wool: 620.2 yards (21%)

I used less than half the yards of yarn as I used last year (probably due to the added sewing projects that don’t use yarn).

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