I checked in with you all a year ago about my new year’s resolutions for 2019, and if I’m being truthful, I failed most of them.
I didn’t knit the handspun sweater, or finish any sweater for that matter. I wasn’t able to write for myself like I wanted. If you’ve been reading any of my posts, you know my yarn-buying habits haven’t changed either.
While I failed those specific resolutions for 2019, I accomplished so much more. Short of one class, I achieved a master’s in Business Administration. I lost 30 pounds. I’ve found a new active pastime that I love.
I’m not going to beat myself up for what didn’t get done. I’m proud of what I accomplished, and I’m ready to take on some new goals for 2020:
The MakeNine2020 Challenge. I missed this boat in 2019, but as it stood, it would’ve been too rigid for me anyway. I need the flexibility to work on projects that excite me, and as you may know, that constantly changes. I found a spin on this challenge from heybrownberry on Instagram:
As Captain Barbossa wisely said, “more like guidelines than actual rules.” I think these are great goals for projects in the new year.
Publish six new designs. It sounds like I’m upping the ante, but really I already have six designs that are just stuck in my head. I started swatching for one yesterday, so hopefully these will all come through as planned!
Knit (or crochet) the handspun sweater. This year. This year, for sure… It’s more important this year because I accidentally spun another sweater quantity this year with that large alpaca batt I inherited. I’ve decided to crochet that sweater, and my first sweater quantity will be a knit cardigan. I better finish at least one of them.
What crafty goals did you accomplish last year? What’s on the docket for 2020? Let me know in the comments!