Our 2018 Knitting Resolutions: An Update
As we welcome a new year, many of us are thinking about all the knitting goals we’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. But before we finalize those new 2019 resolutions, our staff decided to take a look back at the goals we set for 2018. So how’d we do? Did we achieve all our knitting hopes and dreams?
Editor of knitscene
Resolution: “I will make gauge swatches before I start knitting. And I will probably rip out that swimsuit wrap and start over—it’s so wide the wrap hangs below my butt.”
Update: “I’m embarrassed to admit that my swimsuit cover-up is still in time-out. But I have started knitting gauge swatches for my garments! I’m currently swatching for the Celia Cardigan from Interweave Knits Winter 2019!”
Editorial Director, Books
Resolution: “I resolve to put my needles back where I found them. I’m always losing needles, despite having several beautiful needles cases.”
Update: “Sadly, I’m still losing needles, which resulted in my buying not one, but two new interchangeable sets in 2018 (affiliate link). You can never have too many needles, right?”
Managing Editor, Knit and Crochet
Resolution: “My resolution this year is to finish my Killarney Tunic. I’ve been working on it off and on (mostly off, honestly) for over a year, and it’s time to get serious about it. I want to be able to wear it by Christmas 2018!”
Update: “I completely failed at keeping my 2018 resolution to finish my Killarney Tunic. I did make progress this year, but I’m nowhere near done; I stalled out when it came time to work the armholes and haven’t yet worked up the courage to tackle them. I DID finish a cowl and a hat, though, and I’m about a third of the way through my Millcroft Shawl, so . . . I’ll call it a partial win?”
Senior Project Editor
Resolution: “I will use at least 50% of my stash yarns by the end of the year.”
Update: “I cheated by taking a few bags of yarn to our local library for the knitting group that meets there once a week. They do a lot of knitting and crocheting for charity. I didn’t get through as much of my stash as I’d hoped to last year, but I am making steady progress.”
Editor of Interweave Knits
Resolution: “One of my New Year knitting resolutions is to spend more time learning about knitwear design and creating my own patterns. I have designed a few things, with the help of others, but this year I plan on learning as much as possible in order to understand the essentials of design. Hopefully by the end of the year I will have created a garment design from start to finish with minimal help (though I am surrounded by many knowledgeable people on this subject).”
Update: “Although my 2018 knitting resolution wasn’t spelled out in concrete terms, I accomplished what I set out to do! I completed a couple more designs: the Silent Night Cowl in Interweave Knits Gifts 2018, and a cardigan for a book that will release very soon! I still have a lot of room to grow, but I feel a lot more confident in my design and pattern-writing skills!”
Did you achieve your 2018 knitting resolutions? Do you have any goals in mind for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!
– The Interweave Knitting Team
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