Gentle readers, at year end I'm pondering an odd disconnect or maybe even a whole raft of 'em. Objectively it was a productive crafty year yet it doesn't quite feel that way to me, perhaps because so much of the time I was playing catch up, not least on the blog. Or maybe it was the incessant snow and cold last winter – strange now to think I was freezing soap bubbles for amusement last January.
Equally strange to think the Sochi Olympics and Russia's seizure of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine may have been related, or that the Ravellenics could implode over human rights and successfully reform.
Then there was the marvel that was the Boston Marathon Scarf Project: simple, yet powerful and so right. Love wins!
The summer was full of alarums of all natures and more family crises. Which likely had its effects, positive and negative, on all my crafting, including my Tour de Fleece spinning.
In the midst of this, DH gave me a Cricket loom and I discovered I rather like weaving. It takes me a long period of concentrated effort to warp the thing, and (sadly) tranquil blocks of time are a somewhat scarce commodity at the moment. I put the loom away for the holidays, but I do hope to spend more time becoming familiar with rigid heddle weaving next year.
So that's my crafty year in pictures. The display is partly an attempt to remind/convince myself of the year gone by, which even now doesn't quite hang together for me and perhaps never will. But I did my bit, and there's just one last post for tomorrow and my fibery 2014 will be complete.