A Happy New Year

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 didn’t fail all of my crafty resolutions, either! I did get three new designs published this year: the Best Friend Bandana, the Magic Mug Rug, and the Eco Face Wipes.

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 swatches

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!

3 thoughts on “A Happy New Year

  1. I accomplished some knit gifts for family, including a baby blanket for a cousin and a kimono cardigan for my sister for Christmas! I’m excited to finish a striped blanket I’ve been doing intermittently over the past year and start/potentially finish a project in the round 🙂 I may even learn to do color work 🙂

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    1. Those are great goals! I’m doing a class on colorwork mittens in February if you want to knock them both out at the same time 😀


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