Yarn Along — A Look Back at 2014

I didn’t get a chance to do this last week, but Ginny inspired me to take a look back at what I finished up in 2014. It’s actually quite a bit more than I expected, and a good mix between gifts, things for myself, and things I donated to my church group.

February – Fingerless Mitts

I tried crocheting for the Ravellenic games for the first time, and completed these mitts (much to my surprise)! I still love them, and wear them in the office pretty much all the time in the winter.

March – Exploded Pineapple Afghan

Astonishingly ahead of schedule, I finished this afghan as a wedding present for some good friends of mine. I love how it turned out, and so do they! (I’m still wanting to make one of these for myself someday…)

April – Baby Cardigan

After finishing a few teensy hats for my church group, I decided to branch out a bit and made another one of these hipster cardigans. I just love this pattern so much, and hopefully this will help a woman who feels like she’s having her baby alone feel like people do care.


May – Crunchy Stitch Dishcloths, Kitchen Scrubbies

In May, I quickly popped out these kitchen essentials for part of a bridal shower present for my cousin. Eventually I will make some of these for myself.

July – Tunisian Afghan

Just in the nick of time, I finished up and mailed this afghan as a wedding present for my cousin. This was the first time I’d tried something tunisian, and was surprised to find out that once I got the hang of the stitches, it went surprisingly fast. Bonus, tunisian works up super thick & is excellent for those cold Minnesota winters.

August – Elise Scarf, Baby Girl Bibs

I was inspired to finish up a WIP for myself that had been languishing in my bin, and could not wait until winter to wear it! I also struggled through the pattern for these bibs, but managed to finish them for my mom’s boss, thanks to the amazing Ravelry community!


September – Popsicle Boots

Once again just in the nick of time, I also made these boots for my mom’s boss (his wife had the baby the week after I sent everything off!) They turned out super cute, but never again.

December – Prayer Shawl, Lacy Scarf, Colorful Cowl

As always, December is the month for cranking out those Christmas presents. I don’t think I’ve blogged about any of these yet, so y’all can expect more posts about these! The prayer shawl is actually for my church group, while the scarf is for my boyfriend’s sister and the cowl was gifted to my friend for our yearly gift exchange.


Whew! A lot of good memories making things for the people I care about. I have a number of friends getting married and having kids in 2015, so I’ve got another busy crocheting year ahead of me once again 🙂 Bring it on!

Joining Ginny!

Have you taken a look back at your finished projects from 2014?

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  1. You’ve completed a lot of lovely projects in 2014 🙂 The Exploded Pineapple Afghan is stunning. So neat, I’m not surprised your friends loved it.

    1. Wow, thanks so much Gemma! I’ll tell you what, I really enjoyed having that afghan taking up my whole dining room when it was blocking, it was like a work of art spread out on the floor.

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