Happy new year, everyone! I hope you are having a good start to 2019.
There has been a lot going on in the knitting and fiber community this week. A huge and necessary conversation about racism in this community has been happening on Instagram. I am not knowledgeable enough to discuss this right now (which I realize is a privilege I as a white person possess, and I realize this, but I also need to acknowledge where I am in my journey). I encourage you to read and listen and think about this on your own.
Besides that conversation, there have been a lot of crafting plans for the new year being posted. Many people are planning a “Make 9” in which they choose nine projects to make this year, sometimes a combination of knitting, crocheting, and sewing. I briefly considered doing my own Make 9, but then I remembered that I do not do well with year-long projects, and it doesn’t leave room to make new patterns that will be published this year that I know I will fall in love with.
While I was pondering what kind of crafty goals I wanted to set, I saw Andie (@wonderwolle) post about her 3-2-1 Create project in which you choose two small projects and one large project to make in the next three months. I love that this is more doable and provides more space for changing your mind or adapting your plans to what you feel like knitting right now. I tend to knit what feels good in the moment - I don’t knit for summer during the winter, even though that would make sense (Emily from Slow Fashion Rebel summed that up perfectly in a recent video).
After reading Andie’s post, I immediately browsed my Ravelry queue and favorites and wrote down a ton of projects I want to make this year. From that list, I narrowed down my choices to a couple that I wanted to already have done and be able to use or gift. For the most part, I want to be using yarn I already own for my 3-2-1 projects. I will still buy yarn this year and use it, but for planning purposes I want to utilize the yarn in my stash. So, here are my three projects: