Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's a wrap! Bringing a Year of Projects to a close...

I almost can't believe it.  This is the last post for this year's Year Of Projects.  I have to chuckle when I remember that when I started this YOP thing, I set for myself a modest goal of posting 2 times a month.   I had no idea how motivating this year-long "project" could be once I got started.  I'm amazed that I didn't miss a single week of posting.

And before someone notices that I'm not showing my finished full Mandala Madness today, I've created a post here where you can see it grow, if you like.  From beginning to end.

One of my favorite things about this Year of Projects project was taking pictures of finished objects. So it seems fitting to make my final YOP post a pictorial wrap-up of some of my favorite items made.

Items became favorites for different reasons.  Maybe they were colorful, or a bit whimsical...


Some projects I struggled through, but felt the surprising satisfaction of finally finishing.


Sometimes a simple pattern or idea produced a striking or fun project...


Some things immediately found a spot in my home, or they made gifts I was pleased to give...

When it comes right down to it, the one thing all my favorite creations have in common is they make me smile.  How happy it makes me to be able to make things.  
For anyone who may be interested, here is my formal YOP list with all the items I completed for this past year's Year of Projects.  

Next week all the participating Yoppers will be revealing their new lists for the next YOP year (which runs July, 2016 through June, 2017).  I'm already looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things returning members and new members make.  Please join in the fun if this Year of Projects blog project is appealing to you. And whether you join us or not, come check out the group and all the other YOPpers' wrap-up posts by visiting our group on Ravelry.






13 comments:

  1. Wow, look at all those projects? And the mandala is spectacular, practically a rug, it is splendid.

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  2. Your projects are all so beautiful and well done!!!! Looks like you had a fantastic year!!!

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    1. Thank you, Dianna. It's very satisfying to see so many completed projects in one place.

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  3. Look at all you accomplished. So many items completed and every one of them is just lovely. I went to your mandala page and am impressed. That thing is huge already. I can only imagine how much larger it would be with another 4 rows. Next week is the big list reveal. I'm so excited.

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    1. Thank you, Marsha. Re: the Mandala... it's not just 4 more rows that some will be completing, but at least 4 more PARTS. Each part has at least 2-3 rows (or rounds). I think a fully-completed mandala made with worsted weight yarn will drape well over the sides of a queen size bed.

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  4. Amazing array of finished projects Becki! Well done and congratulations. These posts are always the best and most surprising and your's is no different. I loved watching all of your projects over the year start and then finish and it was great to be on the journey with you. Looking forward to next year!

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  5. You certainly have completed some huge projects.

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  6. wow! that is a lot of finished projects!!! well done!!! I hope to finish some of mine soon! or at least one! :)

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  7. I really had fun going down "memory lane" with you and snagging so many projects to put in my list! LOL! What is that last picture of? a scarf? rolled up? I love the colors/yarn and I want to make it! I love your projects and the fact that it is crochet because I was a crocheter long before I was a knitter and I still love it. You are so good at it too. I always love your projects and the yarns/colors you use for them. I can't wait to see what your list looks like this year! Congratulations on a YOP well done!

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    1. That rolled up item is a Kilim Throw. It's actually very large (thick), but it make a fun picture rolled like this. Check out my project notes on Ravelry to see how I made mine in a simpler way than the pattern is written (if that appeals). Thanks so much for your encouragement, Sam. I'm going to give knitting something of a more serious go, but truly...I so enjoy crochet I'm hard pressed to understand why I think I should try knitting, too. We'll see what the next year holds. A lot of knitted dishcloths, I imagine. :)

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