Don’t get in a stitch rut – Ravelry Challenge 2019

Last week, inspired by a crisp snowy morning, we described our knitting and crochet goals for 2019 as ‘fresh’. You responded with your words: enjoy, expand, complete, moderation, challenge, stash-busting, calm, and start – all fabulous words.

I’m particularly taken with the word ‘enjoy’. Enjoy the process, enjoy learning new skills, enjoy completing a project, enjoy the challenge – enjoy.

With the word enjoy in mind, and Instagram buzzing with the #makenine hashtag I took to Ravelry to identify nine projects that included challenges and new skills. I even entered these nine projects into my 2019 Ravelry Project Challenge.

Ravelry Challenge 2019

Have you seen the Ravelry Project Challenge feature? Are you participating in it? You can find it by going to your Ravelry notebook page and click on the challenge tab in the top right. Set a goal of the number of projects you want to complete and then add the Ravelry projects you want to do to your queue with a finish date.

I have fantasies that this will keep me more on task, or at least curb the startitis I seem to have. We’re going to set up a thread on the Birdhouse Yarns Ravelry group page where you can share your challenge projects, perhaps the progress you’re making too.

Maybe setting completion goals doesn’t appeal to you, but what about making some yarn related process goals? You’ll learn to do colorwork, steek or short rows (Pam, I’m looking at you), go to a class, or even a yarn festival (I’m going to Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March – wahoo). Is there something you want to try? Maybe we could host a class in that area? Let us know in the comments.

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