Happy 2018, everyone! Who’s making New Year’s resolutions this year? Anyone want to share theirs?
If you need some goal-setting inspiration for a new year or any time, here’s a quick list of possible knitting, crochet and craft related resolutions you could make.
- I will learn how to crochet or how to knit – for those who don’t already know how
- I will teach someone how to crochet or knit- or even better, teach __* people how to crochet or knit
- I will knit or crochet __* item(s) for charity
- I will complete __* projects (or more)
- I will finish or frog (unravel) all my unfinished projects
- I will learn __* new knitting or crochet stitches
- I will learn a new knitting or crochet skill — perhaps corner-to-corner to crochet or sock knitting
- I will create an exquisite family heirloom to be passed down to a child or grandchild- perhaps a beaded bag worked from a vintage pattern, or an elegant lace tablecloth
- I will organize my yarn / thread stash, and donate or give away any yarns / threads I don’t plan to use
*__= fill in this blank with whatever number you think would be a good goal. Pick a number that is small enough to be manageable, yet large enough that you’ll feel like you really accomplished something when you’ve reached the goal.
Resources for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions:
Learn How to Crochet or Knit; Learn New Crochet and Knitting Skills: You can take a variety of different crochet, knitting and crafting classes either online or in person. If you’d be interested in the the online version, there are several resources I can recommend:
Learn New Knitting or Crochet Stitches: Here are a few you can try:
Get Inspiration for Organizing Your Yarn and Craft Supplies:
- Take a look at my favorite yarn organizers and yarn organization strategies on this page. One higlight: A former colleague of mine, Beth Peterson, shared some truly inspiring photos of her organized crochet supplies. She’s been keeping everything in a basket, which is lined with a custom-made holder for her crochet hooks. Check it out!
- How are your knitting, crochet and supplies organized? We’d love to have information about how you approach it; please share tips in the comments section.
Learn New Knitting and Crochet Skills
We’ve posted a wide variety of resources to help you with learning new skills and techniques in crochet.
- Free crochet instructions
- Recommendations for Crochet books and Knitting books; Some people enjoy learning new skills by reading books about the topic. If that’s you, our knitting and crochet book reviews will help.
Share Your New Year’s Resolutions
Are you making any knitting or crochet-related new year’s resolutions this year? If so, please share them in the comments section!