I will show all of my finished projects first and then my WIP’s at the end.
WIPS … before and after shots
and last but not least my yarn WIPS
I think that stitch MAYnia was a lot more successful for me this year. I stitched on 26 of the first 27 days before I lost interest and wanted to knit knit knit. Maybe by the end of stitch MAYnia next year I will have them completed. I learned something about myself while participating this year. I am a process cross stitcher but a product knitter.
Last year I joined stitch maynia with no idea of what I was getting myself into. My goal was to start a new project each day during the month of May. I started strong but two weeks in and I was over whelmed. I still have many of those projects sitting around as WIP’s. I really want to finish these and keep on cross stitch WIP laying around.
This years goals are rather simple. I plan to alternate in between all of my cross stitch and embroidery WIP’s as well as starting ONE new project.
I also plan to make a few other things during the month of May.
In past years I have made huge project goal lists. I’ve had years where I have been successful and years where I have been overwhelmed and unsuccessful.
This year I am changing my motives. I plan to knit a donation hat in lieu of a gift for each person in my Christmas/Birthday list. I also plan to gift them a dishcloth with a pretty note telling them what I did instead of a more complicated gift. I really want to finish up my lingering projects and use up my scrap bins.
I have also changed my craft sale plans. It seems that Christmas items, dishcloths, and hats are my biggest sellers. This year I plan to make a couple of cabled hats, several dishcloths, and lots of Christmas ornaments.
I have joined the Ravelry Project Challenge again the this year with a goal of completing one project a week!
My 2019 Craft Goals
1. 15 Dishcloths (Christmas gifts completed by October 31st)
2. 15 Donation hats OPERATION GRATITUDE(completed by October 31st)
3. Finish 5 Yarn WIPS (not including blankets)
4. Finish 9 Cross Stitch WIPS
5. Knit myself at least one sweater
6. Knit at least 13 Norwegian patterns or patterns by Norwegian designers
7. BONUS – 52 44 Christmas Ornaments (completed by October 31st)
8. BONUS – 52 44 Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloths (completed by October 31st)