Friday, 1 January 2016

crafty plans for january - happy new year!

Every month I aim to set myself, and complete, a ‘crafty challenge’ – a personal goal to help improve my knitting and crochet, and to embolden me to react to all the patterns and inspiration that is available on the internet! By sharing this with you I feel more encouraged to branch out and do these challenges by the end of the same month, and hopefully you will be interested in what I am working. Perhaps it will help inspire you to try something new as well?
Happy New Year lovely readers - I hope you all had a lot of fun celebrating the coming of 2016 and wish you lots of good fortune and love for the coming year! 

It's been a couple of months since my last 'crafty plan' as I had a lot to get done in November and December. Funnily enough I find myself in the rare situation that, because I spent so much time/effort on the big Christmas makes, I don't really know what quite to do with myself now knitting-wise, particularly without looming deadlines (not that I wish I had a deadline!). And so this month's plan directly links to this 'unique' situation. 

Do not cast on/hook up anything new - only work on current WIPS and aim to finish at least 1
I have so many WIPs dotted around my bedroom at the moment, that I really ought to try and make some significant progress with them, and at least aim to finish one. I want to say I will finish two, but don't want to give myself too much to do, as I anticipate knitting will be a little slower this month as I got so many new books to read for Christmas!
Just some of the projects I have lying around that I could really make progress with are 
And I am sure if I tidy my room I could find more!
If I can get some of the projects well on their way to being finished, it would be a really great, positive start to the new year, and I would also feel less guilty about starting some new selfish projects for myself. On the plus side as well it will encourage me to not buy more yarn so soon after Christmas :) 
There is just one exception to this rule though. Any orders, commissions, or Etsy related knits can of course be cast on as new projects! But these are usually completed within a couple of days anyway.
Have you got any knitting or crochet plans for this month? Or perhaps some 'real life' related goals?

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