Every year I resolve to do things that I never actually do: Lose weight, start exercising, save money, spend less, make more money, you get the idea. And I always wind up feeling terrible I didn’t stick with them. I even resolve to read more in the new year with the utmost confidence that I’ll do it but I don’t quite get there, or that I’ll complete NaNoWriMo. And maybe one day I will get 50,000 words written in 30 days or complete the empty shelf challenge.
But I still want to make a resolution or two for the upcoming year and I don’t want the resolutions to be empty, meaning I’ll never complete them, so I’m focusing on the things I love to do.
Knitting resolutions are highly attainable because no matter what you’re making, you’re bound to come across something you’ve never done before.
I’ve come up with 15 knitting resolutions that I think we could all work on in the new year.
- Knit a pair of socks
- Knit something for yourself
- Knit from your stash
- Try a new yarn brand (I’ve got my eye on Sugar Bush Yarns)
- Finish a WIP
- Finish One WIP every month
- Start Christmas Knitting in July
- Knit for Charity
- Organize yarn
- Knit Every Day
- Learn a new technique (I’d love to learn double knitting and I still haven’t mastered brioche)
- Buy from a Local Yarn Shop
- Learn a new craft. (I’m considering quilting.)
- Learn a new skill such as spinning or dyeing.
- Join a Knit-a-long (and finish it!)
If you’re like me, you want to do all of these. That seems a little lofty but if you’re game, go on with your bad self. In fact, I salute you. I’d love to know which ones you want to do most.
Personally, I think I’ll work on 3, 4, 5, 10, and 13.
Here’s to knitting in the new year; may we all stitch something meaningful.
I think we should check back in with one another in six months and see where we all are, don’t you?