Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 round up

I'm sure you are tired of hearing this, but I can't help but add my two pence to the pile; how fast did 2015 just melt away? Tonight I'm going to be welcoming in the new year at a video themed fancy dress party (oh yes, you read that correctly, so excited to dress up with my friends!) and if you follow me on Instagram you can see who I'm going to be, and I will try to share some pictures during the party too. 

Like most people as well I'm taking a little bit of time to look back on the year, and to think about how I might improve. I'm not one for New Years resolutions, but I am thinking on some sort of informal goals for myself that I can try to achieve in 2016. No need to worry about that until tomorrow though! Today I thought I would just compile some of my favourite posts and projects that I finished this year. 
And I would love to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog, has ever complimented my makes, bought anything (from me or any other small maker/designer) and here is to another great year of knitting, crochet, cosplay and blogging!

My favourite 2015 finished projects
Knitted Diplodocus Scarf - a birthday present for Ben that looks so awesome! He really loved it, which made up for the slightly endless stocking stitch (although it certainly filled my bus journeys to and from work).
Summer Tweed V-Neck - my first successfully finished jumper that I actually wear. It was a tricky pattern to read to, but once I had it all worked out it was so pleasing to get it worked up and finished, particularly with the lovely colour changing yarn.

Various crocheted Pokemon - including Eevee, Squirtle, Magikarp and Azurill
I love love love Pokemon, as perhaps you can guess. Perhaps an aim for 2016 should be to make even more, who should I make first hmm?

Knitted Eevee Hat - one of those projects that was in my mind for months and months, and then when I finally gave it the time it came out exactly how I hoped it would! Everyone complimented this hat a lot, and every one I made to sell on Etsy sold really quickly, so I need to get my skates on and make more next year. 
  
Crocheted Jedi Totoro - this was one of those patterns I stumbled across on Ravelry and knew that id I didn't make him my life wouldn't be complete! Combining two of my favourite things - Totoro and Star Wars in a amigurumi full of life, pure crochet bliss. 
My favourite 2015 blog posts 
Can I call myself a super fan? This was a short reflective post about the Tom Felton BBC documentary about 'super fans' and comic cons, and the lengths that fans of shows and films and books that I love will take their appreciation on the shows. Writing about how I thought this applied to me was fun, and reminded me of writing good essays at university (such a dork).

London Comic Con; The Stuff and The Cosplay London in May was a huge, fun comic con at which I took so many great pictures, and I really love seeing all the costumes and dressing up myself, as well as coveting pretty much everything available to buy there.  

A day in Blackpool This was a post that is a little different from my usual post topics, where I spent the day in Blackpool with Ben practising my photography. Some of the pictures we ended up taking were really splendid (if amateurish, but that's fine!) and everything looks good in black and white after all


Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great, safe New Years Eve and come back tomorrow when I start sharing crafty plans again, and some very loose goals for 2016.

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