We're well into 2014 and many of you have since made (and perhaps broken) resolutions and goals for this year. You've shared with us some amazing goals like knitting a pair of socks a week, to learning Fair Isle knitting, to even learning how to knit your very first sweater. Besides the usual "organize my stash," I really want to improve my knitting skills beyond the basic knit and purl and maybe try to learn how to cable. As a pretty skilled crocheter, I'd also like to try Irish lace crochet.
This topic of resolutions inspired me to asked some of the writers and staff at Lion Brand if they had any goals they'd like to accomplish for this year. Here's what some of them had to say:
|Kathryn Vercillo, who writes for our blog told us
"I want to play more with free-form crochet, try techniques I've never done and push my crochet writing in new ways."
|Close-up of coral from
the Lion Brand Yarn Studio's Under the Sea" window last summer.
|Barbara Breiter, who helps us with Patternfinder and writes for our blog from time to time, offers, "although I enjoy quick to knit projects for the immediate gratification (and how easy I can watch movies and knit at the same time!), I have missed more complex knitting and the different type of gratification that comes from completing a project like this. So this year, I've resolved to do something more complicated ... either lots of cables or color work."|
|Knit Modular Miters Afghan|
|Selma Moss-Ward writes the lovely stories you read in our Pattern Journal newsletter. She says, "I'm determined to knit something large (like a sweater or a vest) for myself. I love knitting small things like socks, mitts, and toys for my friends and family, but lately that's been almost all of my knitting. And I'd really like to do something just for me, just for a change."|
|Knit Raglan Sleeve Topper|
|Danielle from our Marketing Department says, "my resolution is to arm-knit myself an infinity scarf!"|
|Check out our video tutorial
to make your own arm knit cowl.
|Arabia, who works in the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, told us she'd like to "create a peg board to organize my yarn."|
|Check out our Pinterest Board, "Craft Spaces & Storage" for more ideas.|