New Beginnings

Some of my yarn stash!

As I sit here, it is the beginning of a new year.  The last 6 months have been an uphill struggle for me personally, and a lot of people around me and I wonder what this year will hold.  Sitting before me is a year full of days that have not yet been written, days of sunshine and fun and rain and tears but each one a new day to make my mark on.

I also wonder what this year will hold crochet-wise for me.  Of course, there are the uncountable projects that I have begun and not yet finished.  Which of those will draw my attention back and be completed this year?  Which ones that have been thrown in the naughty corner because I just can’t master a step will I be brave enough to push myself to learn to complete?  Which of the balls of yarn in my stash will be used up (and what new ones will be added!)?  So many things to make, so little time.

Of course, I have a few things on my radar to make.  I’m still wanting to make a pair of socks for myself from some lovely yarn I found on our Melbourne trip in 2016.  I’m going to tackle the Marguerite blanket from Mobuisgirl Design (https://mobiusgirldesign.com/2018/10/25/margueritemotif/) as she tells us how to turn this motif into a blanket.  I’m going to finish another jumper for my husband.  Finally, I’m going to participate in a stitch-a-long by Desert Blossom Crafts (http://desertblossomcrafts.com/2018/12/20/desert-blossom-stitch-along-48-free-crochet-stitches/?fbclid=IwAR1HcIFUPIfsM6iuJAjGUrKnffdzMz9HlYsxAiOru_tFjj4sRlcVUsCutso) and learn a new stitch or two, as you can never stop learning!

And then there are the countless fabulous projects that will pop up in my Facebook feed that I just HAVE to make!  With this age of digital technology, there is never a lack of interesting new things to try.

So what are you going to challenge yourself to do this year?  Are you going to finish something that has been waiting a long time?  Or learn that new skill to complete another project?  I look forward to seeing what you accomplish (please share on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thingsnicolemade/) as I share with you what I accomplish!  Happy New Year!

Unfinished objects!
Unfinished objects!
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