I say I’m not big on resolutions, but every year, I do make lots of goals at the beginning of each year. For the most part, they have to do with my hobbies. And this year really isn’t that different.
First, I made a few bookish goals. Those are the ones I really want to focus on. However, I want to definitely make some growth in other parts of my of life.
Next, I want to work on my sewing skills. In 2017, with the help of my mom, I learned the sewing basics. I (mostly) made a lap blanket, as well as some bookmarks and mug rugs. I really want to use 2018 to further my sewing skills.
Things I would like to make:
- A blanket for our bed (king size)
- Figure out how to make weighted blankets
- Figure out how to make sensory blankets
I, of course, want to work on my knitting skills:
- Knit six items with handspun yarn
- Knit 20 hats for Hats for Kiddos
- Knit at least 2 sweaters/cardigans
On top of knitting, I really want to work on my weaving:
- Weave a scarf for my SO
- Weave dishcloths
I also recently figured out a way to spin without it hurting my back, so I am pumped to get back into spinning. My only spinning goal is to spin 24 ounces out of my stash.
And then, the biggie: I want to vend at my first craft fair. In 2017, I opened an Etsy store. On top of these more specific goals with my crafts, I have plans to knit/weave/sew some items to have when I vend. The place I want to vend is local to me and in September, so I have a few months to work on getting some items ready.
My plan is mostly to have hats, but I’d also like to weave some scarves, knit some washcloths, sew some bookmarks. I have a schedule in my planner that has how many items I’d like to get done. None of those items are included in my points above, so I will definitely have a busy craft year. And since my 2017 crafting wasn’t much, I’m looking forward to really pushing myself this year.