There’s still plenty of time to make a New Year’s Resolution! Why not challenge yourself to learn a new skill, change up the way you work or start sharing your creations online? Have a read of these ideas to choose yourself a fun, crafty goal for the upcoming year.
1. Learn to knit/crochet!
If you are reading this blog post I’m going to guess that you are already a knitting or crocheting pro! Picking up crocheting as a knitter (and vice versa) can be tricky, but it is definitely rewarding. Once you get over the feeling that you should definitely be holding two needles and not one hook, you will be amazed at how many new projects you can make.
Get started with your new skill by getting yourself a little treat of some gorgeous interchangeable needles or a new hook:
2. Stash bust
Stash busting seems to be all over Instagram at the moment, and it’s a great way to declutter while saving a bit of money.
Start by planning out the projects that are going to get you excited to use up all of your yarn, or just make it up as you go along for a cute scrappy blanket!
If a stash bust sounds like it isn’t for you, why not organise a yarn swap to get rid of everything you know you’ll never use?
3. Discover Tunisian crochet
Tunisian crochet is worked with multiple stitches on one hook, and can be used to create some beautiful projects. There are a huge variety of stitches to try out, why not try your hand at a basket weave or lace stitch once you are confident?
Tunisian crochet hooks are slightly different from other crochet hooks.
4. Get started on a 365 day project
Temperature blankets are not for the faint of heart, but why not try a scarf? And if recording temperature sounds dull as ditchwater, there are some brilliant alternatives out there. Track mood, weather, or something completely new to create a lovely personal memento of your year.
5. Find a community
Whether it’s finding a local knitting group or sharing your projects online, knitting and crocheting are always more fun when you’ve got a brilliant community around you to discuss ideas with. Sharing your work in person or on social media can be a fantastic way to get inspiration with your next project and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.