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Farewell, 2014: What I Accomplished

2014 was a stellar year overall!  Not only did we add a beautiful, amazing daughter to our family, and my sons made me prouder than ever just with their daily existence; I also fit in a LOT of crafting!

First, my yardage totals:

I crocheted 3,958 yards, and knit 7,630 yards.  WOW!  That is the first time I've tracked yardage for a full year's worth of crafting.... pretty cool!  I'm doing it again this year for sure!

As I have posted about before, I also finished my 12-socks-in-2014 challenge.  There are separate blog posts for each pair of completed socks, but here is a picture of all twelve pairs together in their full glory:  (forgive the crappy photo.  My youngest has been teething and sick and everything I do right now has to be accomplished one-handed, while also holding her!  So this was literally the best I could do at the time, lol!)

I also achieved my goal of knitting each of my four children a hat and sweater for Christmas.
It took me all year, but by golly I did it!

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with 2014, and I know 2015 will be even better.

As for crafting goals for 2015?  After a GREAT deal of thought and consideration (probably too much, lol!), I've decided NOT to set any goals for 2015.  I want to follow the joy in 2015.  Whatever makes me the most joyful in the moment, THAT is what I want to craft.  So I guess that is kind of a "goal" in and of itself! 

Sometimes when I set goals for myself, I get so caught up in achieving it, that I make myself miserable in the process.  Knowing that about myself, I wanted to focus on JOY this year.  Crafting brings me a TON of joy, so I figured it would serve the Universe best if I just follow my joy in each moment.  Whatever makes me happiest in the moment is what you will find me working on!

Wishing everyone a joyful, happy, and CRAFTY New Year!

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