Looking Forward 2021

The year that must not be mentioned (2020) was challenging for nearly everyone in the entire world.  I am ready to move on and I am excited to think about all the good that will come this year in 2021!  

Last night while I was knitting I was thinking about all the yarn I have in my small stash.  I bought a lot of it during the year that must not be mentioned in order to support local yarn shops without a project in mind.  As I was knitting, I was thinking about all the changes the year that must not be mentioned brought in my life.  Instead of knitting purely as a hobby in Tucson, I now live in a much colder climate and my knits can be more much more frequently.  I have already discovered I need more socks, mittens, hats, and sweaters.  I have plenty of shawls, scarves, and wraps.  

I spent some time and cleared out my entire queue on Ravelry. Then I looked through patterns I have favorited and assigned those random skeins to those projects.  Now my Ravelry queue actually reflects projects that will be on my needles soon.

Sometimes, I have a hard time picking my next project. To help me decide I wrote the names of all the projects on a little piece of paper and put them in my sheep bowl (a bowl that looks like a sheep).  When I am ready for a new project I am going to draw one out.  I am very excited about all the projects, so drawing the next project will be a pleasant surprise.  I even have a couple designs rambling around in my brain that are almost ready to be written and published. 

I am optimistic about what 2021 will bring.  I am excited to see what knitted projects I finish and I am thrilled to actually wear all of my knits!  

“. . .Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables 

One Comment

  1. Olivia

    Such a great idea. I especially like the idea of using the queue, which I’ve never done. I have yarn on hold but haven’t organized it as such. Since organizing is one of my passions, I plan to do this next time I’m bored. Sine I’m currently knitting 3 different projects, it may be a while!

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