Interweave Crochet Goals for 2020
It’s that time of year—everyone’s setting goals and resolutions. I heard someone call them “intentions.” That seems a little more likely to happen! Whatever you call them, each new year brings a time to set new ones. If “crochet more” is one of your goals/resolutions/intentions, you’ve come to the right place!
Work to Combine Crafts
One of my overarching goals for this year is to explore more fiber crafts. I know how to knit, sew, and occasionally crochet, but I’m intrigued by spinning, weaving, and especially embroidery. This year, in addition to knitting and crocheting more, I also hope to make more objects that combine elements from multiple different fiber arts.
To that end, I want to make designer Emma Wilkinson’s Sashiko Clutch from Interweave Crochet Winter 2020. I can always use more little bags to squirrel away in my purse, and I love the simple, elegant embroidery pattern that embellishes the front! The pattern for the clutch is pretty straightforward; it’s the embroidery and assembly that I think will provide an interesting challenge.
– Julia Pillard, Assistant Editor, Interweave Crochet
Organize, Reduce, Finish
I’m not really one for making resolutions. However, when I once again came back from my traditional holiday visit to see my family with more yarn, I resolved to make a few changes this year. These changes included a list of crochet goals for the upcoming year. I know – what kinds of goals could a crocheter have other than crochet more? Well, you might be surprised at the list I came up with.
1. Get More Organized – Whether I use a crafting calendar or some other method, I want to know what I’m making, for whom, and when I need to have it done.
2. Reduce My Stash – There are multiple ways for me to do this. I have lots of one-skein wonders I could use for mini-projects. Or I could just gather up a bagful of yarn I know I’ll never use and donate it.
3. Finish Some UFOs – The number of UFOs (unfinished objects) I have is . . . slightly embarrassing. I start a project, then another eye-catching project or gift-giving occasion comes along, and I get sidetracked. Therefore, this year, I would like to finish a few of the UFOs I have taking up space in my life.
There you have it – a list of my top three crochet goals for the year. What’s on your list?
– Susanna Tobias, Project Editor, Interweave Crochet