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Tips for Making Your Knitting Life Even More Fun

Tips for Making Your Knitting Life Even More Fun

Hello 2024!

I’m not a big “resolution” person, but I did stop to think about a few changes I can make in my knitting life that will make the fiber arts even more fun for me.

Are some of these because of some serious frogging I did at the end of 2023? Yes.

knitting project next to a Know Knits project bag

Regardless, maybe these tips will help you too. 

  • I’m going to put a pencil in all my project bags. That way when I stop on a pattern row, I can write myself a note about it, because I’m not going to remember the next time I pick that project up.
  • I’m also going to add a pad of sticky notes, because this year, I’m going to take better notes on my patterns. Sometimes I put a project down for a long time and I need help jogging my memory.
  • I’m going to read patterns through and highlight important directions; for example, if I need to change needle sizes after the ribbing of a sweater or hat.
  • I’m going to hashtag the patterns I save in my Favorites section in Ravelry so when I’m looking at a gorgeous skein of handpainted fingering weight yarn, I can see all the one-skein shawl patterns I liked over the previous months.
  • I’m going to shut the cat in the bedroom when I wind yarn. That should be self-explanatory.
  • I’m going to finish one big hanging-over-my-head unfinished object this year. I don’t know which one it is yet, but I know it’s going to feel great when that UFO is finally done. Maybe I’ll feel so good I’ll finish a second one.

How about you? What are you going to do to improve your fiber crafting life this year?

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Comments

Christine - February 10, 2024

All good and sensible tips to make knitting easier the first time and in picking up a project later. I want to go through my stash and make some hard decisions about what to keep and what to pass on to someone else.

Kristin Flores - February 10, 2024

Your ideas are really good ones and some of them I use already. Especially those post it notes. My plan this year is that for every new thing I start, I have to finish something I started that is sitting in a project bag. That way I can feel good about a new project. I am also going to go thru my stash yarn and put a pattern to a skein or skeins of yarn so I have a plan for that yarn. Especially good for the scarf market.

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