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What Are Your Crafting Resolutions for 2018?

As 2017 winds down, it's a great time to take stock of your accomplishments for the past 12 months while also making plans for the year ahead. Perhaps you made some resolutions at the start of 2017; were you successful in all of them, or did a few escape your to-do list? Sometimes your priorities change as the year progresses, but you may decide to revisit those forgotten resolutions, or perhaps make new ones, as the calendar begins anew. We know that many knitters and crocheters embark on yearly challenges related to the craft - for instance, by pledging to knit a pair of socks each month, or going "cold sheep" and only knitting or crocheting from one's stash for an entire year.
Even if you don't make an official pledge for 2018, that there is always something new to learn about knitting, crocheting and crafting in general! We look forward to sharing lots of inspiration and tutorials with you in 2018, and we'd love to hear your suggestions for tutorials and other features you'd like to see.

Do you have any special challenges, techniques or projects you hope to tackle in 2018? Tell us about them in the comments for your chance to win a Leafy Yarn Holder from our 2017-18 Collection! Be sure to also include your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can contact you if you win. We will randomly select one lucky blog reader to announce as our winner on our first blog post of 2018.

From all of us a Knitter's Pride, have a safe and happy holiday season. See you in 2018!

55 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bowl! I'm hoping to knit one sweater for me next year. I always seem to be knitting for others so I thought I would try a Fair Isle yoke sweater for me at the beginning of the year which will leave me the rest of the year to knit for others :)
    Ravelry - themomster!

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  2. My resolution is to knit what I want, when I want and for whom I want. I get railroaded into knitting constantly for others and I’ve not got many Knits for myself so I intend to change that. I want to tackle more complex patterns to time permitting. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018 ��
    Julie Kearney

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  3. I am very bad at finishing projects if they are large and take a lot of patience. I like to see end results and obviously have a short attention span! I resolve this coming year to stick to projects that are short or of a modest length so I get every one finished.

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  4. My knitting plans for 2018 include more socks, and knitting from stash more often. That's not to say I won't be supplementing, but I'd like to try and use more of what I already have ;-)

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  5. I really want to get better at stranded colorwork and I would love to learn double knitting. Also, I’m really hoping 2018 will be the year of my first garment. It’s time to move past only knitting shawls, socks, hats, accessories in general.

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  6. Gosh there are so many things I would like to do in 2018! I'd like to give brioche a try and knit some colorwork socks. My big challenge for the year will be a shawl using lace weight yarn.

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  7. I have three things I want to try in 2018. I would like to learn colourwork and Brioche, and learn to spin on a drop spindle. DChris on Rav.

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  8. There are three fleeces waiting to be dyed and spun in my closet. Additionally, I have sweater quantities of handspun I’ve completed enough to knit at least two sweaters. My goal is to knit a sweater from my handspun for each of my offspring and my spouse. (This could well be more than a one-year endeavor.).

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  9. After 50 (!) years of knitting and trying new stitches, the latest patterns and various weights of yarn, I have decided to add learning to punch needle rugs in 2018. It’s always a difficult decision to take time away from the knitting I love. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis this year at age 59. In order to continue working with the beautiful yarns and colors I have grown to love, I needed to find a craft that will be gentler on my hands and wrists. I’ve decided to not let this disease take away the pleasure and accomplishment I feel when working with fiber! Cheers to all in 2018!

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  10. I will knit more socks
    mamayaga on Rav

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  11. Mine is to successfully knit a sweater cuff to cuff using a pattern I originally used the wrong gauge for

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  12. I already knit Continental, but my mom got me a pin and instruction DVD on Portuguese knitting, so I want to master that. Depending on which way the arthritis gods are blowing on any given day I want as many options as possible to keep knitting.

    And doing knitting for some local charities, especially as a stash buster. Chemo caps in mink? Sounds like a plan to me!

    RavID caffeine72

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  13. I want to learn brioche! Wendwax

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  14. I'm not a good planner for anything more complicated than "In a second or two I'll inhale, then after that maybe I'll exhale". I don't make resolutions, because I can't seem to keep them. But when I don't make resolutions, the things I would have resolved to do somehow get done anyway. Must be some sort of Performance Pressure issue. So, without resolving so to do, next year I will make a sweater or two.

    KittenWhiplash on rav.

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  15. I plan to re knit a frogged sweater.
    Limeleaf on rav

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  16. My challenge for 2018 will be knitting again after having surgery on both thumbs.
    hardwarequeen on Ravelry

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  17. I plan for 2018 to be the year of the sweater; there are plans for 4, so far; three for me, one for my daughter. I still want to try a pattern with entrelac. (Here's to not being distracted by the next 'oh I gotta make THAT' moment.) dktrout on Ravelry

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  18. I'm going to finish this sweater for a boy I know and love, then I need to knit something special with a hand dyed yarn gifted to me for Christmas. I am going to knit socks until all the sock yarn is used, and knit to sweaters for me. I'm Bookwizard on Ravelry.

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  19. I am going to try knitting a pair of Sanquar gloves!

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  20. I'll be working on more colorwork projects.
    Ravelry : gaff

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  21. Really wanna try to learn fair isle my ravelry is 2knitr2crochet...thanks for chance to win

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  22. Beautiful bowl. I am going to try making a colorwork cardigan, I am practicing on mittens and hats and other little knits before tackling a bigger piece.
    I am chrissc on ravelry

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  23. My resolution was not to have more than one project on the go at a time and try to reduce my yarn stash.
    I have magic loop socks on the go for my son-in-law and then to make a couple pairs for me. The lovely bowl would be just perfect.
    Ravelry: north4me2

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  24. I want to try socks. I've been saying that for a while, but they intimidate me. I am Jenmac274 on Ravelry.

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  25. My goal is to learn brioche knitting. Ravelry lads.

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  26. I want to learn to do socks two at a time. The second one is not near as much fun as the first! Thanks for the giveaway! craftyNanny6 on Ravelry

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  27. My goals include finishing my son's sweater before it's not cold anymore, finishing my first pair of TAAT socks (I'm at the heel but stopped because I got nervous of messing up) and making something for myself from the fancy yarn my bro got me last Christmas.
    Rav ID: Kimert

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  28. I have two sweaters to finish, several socks (1 knit, I have to knit the other), and a couple of shawls. Ravelry ID: anita211.

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  29. I am hoping to knit my family each a pair of socks. The yarn bowl is beautiful! Good luck everyone!

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  30. Brioche is my new technique to try. Stonemoon on ravelry.

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  31. I would like to learn how to knit two color brioche. I had knitted brioche with only one color.

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  32. I’m determined to learn fair isle this year. spikesmommy

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  33. I am going to try double knitting this year.

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  34. starting the new year with the intentions of making a couple of sweaters/ponchos for myself. seems every time I've made them in the past I have given them away! I-hook on raverly

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  35. Spin a little every day on my Schacht Ladybug. Finish what I start. And then FINISH a UFO ... before starting something else!

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  36. Finish the sweater for myself, then work as much from stash as possible. Last, use my 2 yarnie gift cards to but something fun for myself!

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  37. A sweater! I'm timid about knitting clothes - it's long and challenging, so I hope it turns out wearable!
    acerani on Rav

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  38. I am going to try to work down some of my stash projects.

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  39. I'm very bad at finishing larger project so have decided to only take on smaller ones that I know I can finish that way there will be no stack of nearly done things that I have got bored with and feel guilty about! rosewendy

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  40. I'm just learning to knit and would love to have a yarn bowl like this! Fuzzyplums on Ravlery.

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  41. Knit as much as possible on my new Dings. Love them! Roadysgirl on Ravlery.

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  42. I received a set of Zing needles for Christmas and I love them! Nervousknitter@aol.com.

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  43. I want to make a Baby hat,sweater and booties for my granddaughter Baby.

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  44. I am trying to knit at least once a day, every day. I’m also comitted to improving finishing techniques

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  45. I’m making a point to finish All wip’s !
    Be more thoughtful about yarn stash procurement and shop my stash!!!!! That being said what is that gorgeous yarn at the top of this post????

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  46. To win the battle of making socks. I have tried twice and have not been successful. I vowed to master sock making this year.

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    1. If you can get a copy of the King Cole pattern that is free with the zig zag wool, it’s a really good starter pattern for socks, really made me grasp sock making after several attempts

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  47. I’m on a yarn diet for 2018. My stash is full of gorgeous high end yarn, and I’m resolving to use what I’ve got, before I buy more. Happy 2018 Knitter’s Pride!

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  48. What a beautiful yarn holder! My goals are to use up some of my stash by making a Persian Dreams blanket and making my first knit sweater. I'm pretty new to knitting so blankets, socks, hats and mittens have been my go-tos, need to step out of my box a bit. I also want to get a start on some new Christmas stockings for my family, maybe a little fair isle action on those. Happy New Year Knitter's Pride!

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  49. I'm hoping to do some spinning for a sweater for my husband. He's a tall guy and wants lots of cables so it will be a challenge.
    My ravelry ID is sweetpea

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  50. My goals 2018 are to knit 12 pairs of socks, finish 4 sweaters, tackle double knitting, get better at fair isle, and only buy yarn for patterns minus my 2 monthly subscription boxes. Oh and I want to start tracking my stash and cataloging it on ravelry both in and out. My ravelry ID is adventurousmom2 so y'all can keep me accountable lol

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  51. My goals for 2018 are to craft everyday and finish my WIP from 2016. I wrote about my goals on my blog here
    http://minizdiary.blogspot.com/2018/01/2017-crafty-wrap-up-and-2018-plans.html
    I'm a beginner knitter so I will love to learn new techniques.
    My ravelry id is minizdiary.

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  52. I bought yarn for 4 projects to complete this coming year and already finished 2! I think instead of waiting to finish, I will keep a few projects "on deck" to motivate me, get more done.

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  53. My goal for 2018 is to start and complete one project using the continental knitting method. I currently use the English method.(Ravelry ID: cmaccall)

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  54. My 2018 knitting goal is to learn stranded knitting for a couple of large christmas stockings.

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