It seems that 2022 has been filled with more revelations than resolutions, so this year, we will simply refer to these as goals. Setting knitting goals is fun and helps us to continue improving our knitting skills. If you are putting together some knitting goals for 2023 to help you get more serious about your knitting and need some fun ideas, keep reading.
Finish That Project
You know which project- the one that has been pushed to the corner month after month. Maybe you made a mistake and didn't have the energy to fix it. Perhaps you got distracted by a new, shiny project. If you ran out of yarn and haven't been able to find any more, read 3 Clever Ways to Find Discontinued Yarn. Whatever the reason, now is the time to finish it! Completing a project after months (or years) of procrastination feels so satisfying.
Book a Knitting Holiday
Knitters around the world are visiting breathtaking destinations with their knitting peers and you could be one of them. We were thrilled to learn that there are destination tours that focus on visiting sheep and goat farms, touring textile mills, and relaxing while knitting a favorite project. If you plan to vacation this year, consider a holiday destination package designed for knitters.
Learn a New Stitch
It is easy to get comfortable in your current knitting knowledge. Don't allow yourself to be stagnant. There are so many stitches to learn and breaking out of your comfort zone is fun. Here are some new stitch suggestions for getting started:
Do you feel stuck at your current skill level? Maybe you don't even know which skill level you are. Use this guide to determine your current knitting skill level and then set a goal to improve by one level within the next year. The only way to improve your skill level is to move outside of your comfort zone and learn a few new stitches and techniques.
Teach a Child to Knit
Knitting isn't limited to adults. Learning to knit requires determination, tenacity, and a love of learning. Does this sound like your child or grandchild? Children who learn to knit improve fine motor skills and master counting, simple math, and patience. When you teach a child to knit, you are passing the skill to a new generation and experiencing valuable bonding time with a child who will appreciate the attention. We urge you to teach at least one child to knit in 2022. If you aren't sure where to start, read How To Teach Kids To Knit.
Research shows that weighted blankets are instrumental in reducing anxiety and even minimizing the effects of panic attacks. Weighted blankets are like a giant, safe cocoon for someone who is struggling with depression and other mental illness. This year, take the time to hand knit a weighted blanket for someone experiencing anxiety. Not only will the gesture touch their heart and warm their soul, but the blanket will help them with restful sleep and reduce the effects of their anxiety.
Every year knitters around the world make a resolution to go on the "yarn diet." Simply stated, they promise not to buy any more yarn. We hate that idea. Buying new yarn brings so much joy and is an essential part of knitting. Rather than resolve to go on the "yarn diet," consider committing to bust through that yarn stash.
Knitting is commonly thought of as an individual activity that takes place in a comfy chair in the corner of the room. And, it can be, but it doesn't have to be. Knitters are social people, too, and enjoy sharing their love of the fabric arts. If the isolation of the pandemic is taking its toll, consider starting a knitting group this year. If you need help getting started, read 5 Steps To Start A New Knitting Group.
Knit Something You Love for Yourself
Knitters are inherently generous. We are usually busy knitting caps for NICU babies, teacher's gifts, or scarves for family members. This year, be deliberate about knitting for yourself. Select a knitting project that you adore with colors that excite and knit for yourself! Here are a few suggestions:
In this blog post, we explore common knitting mistakes and how to fix them in a fun and upbeat way. We cover everything from dropped stitches to uneven tension and provide tips and tricks to keep you smiling throughout the knitting process. Our goal is to help you embrace the imperfections and learn from your mistakes, all while enjoying the relaxing and creative process of knitting. So pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your needles, and let's dive in!
Hey there, fiber enthusiasts! Are you wondering why you should add more hand-dyed yarn to your already brimming stash? Today, we're here to share seven irresistible reasons to indulge in extra skeins of this magical, one-of-a-kind art form. So grab a cup of tea, snuggle up in your coziest knitwear, and let's unravel the magic of hand-dyed yarn together!
Knitting has been a beloved hobby for centuries, and it's no surprise why. Beyond the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and useful with your own two hands, knitting can also be a deeply meditative and mindful practice.