Monday, 1 January 2018

Have a Knitting New Year

Happy New Year with knitting
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I don’t know about you, but for me 2017 was an odd year. It was marked by extremes: politics and health have been awful, but personally it has been perfect. Our wedding and honeymoon were by far the highlight of the year for me. I do hope that 2018 will bring a better balance for everyone so we can avoid such extremes.

I wish you a year full of joy, good health, successes that matter, people you love, and enough time for knitting and all the things you enjoy.

2017 WIPs and FOs

Like many, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, not even crafty ones. However, there are a few things I hope to knit this year. I have said it many a time, but I really do want to finish my jumper! Not only am I looking forward to wearing it, but I want to finally get it out of the way so I can knit something else.

I doubt I will have any more time to knit in 2018 than I did in 2017, but it would be nice to have more FOs this time. I am ashamed to say I only finished two things last year and they were small projects at that: my pussy hat and a pair of socks for my mother for Christmas.

A knitting to-do list

So what’s the plan? I am looking forward to knitting a two-tone hat with Amano Puyu, using this lovely caramel shade for contrast, but I need to design it first. Then there’s the Samite yarn I bought in the hope of knitting a spring/summer top one day. Other than that I have no plans for my stash. Reducing it would be good, too. At the moment I am stopping myself from buying yarn because I just haven’t got the space for another skein.

Over to you

What are you looking forward to in the new year? Did you set yourself any goals or challenges or will you just take things as they come? And have you got something on your list of things to knit that readers should definitely know about?

Not sure yet? Here are 10 New Year's resolutions for knitters and crocheters to get you started.

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