Have you ever thought about making a new year resolution about knitting or crochet?
In among efforts to be healthier, fitter or “become a better person” you could have a resolution you might enjoy a bit but which still sets you a challenge for 2016. It can be particularly rewarding if your crafty buddies make the same resolution – then you can support each other through the disasters and share the triumphs.
So here are a few ideas for yarnie resolutions:
- Learn a new technique. Choose a technique that would allow you to tackle a pattern you’ve always admired but didn’t feel you had the skills for. In the past my knitting resolutions have included steeking and colourwork. You could go for cables, entrelac, double knitting and much more.
- Make your first… sweater, lace shawl, socks, etc. The idea is to knit or crochet an object that you’ve never attempted before.
- Organise your stash. We always say we are going to it, but why not make it a resolution to actually do it. See some of our tips here
- Try a new yarn. If you tend to have go to yarn, and always knit in wool or in DK, you could decide to try super chunky, lace weight, cotton or even a camel/yak blend this year. Choose two or three new yarns and then have a lovely time browsing Ravelry, magazines and books for patterns to go with your resolution.
.What’s your yarnie resolution? Tell us in the comments