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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

I'm pretty excited about 2014!  I get excited about every new year and all the possibility it holds, but I have some pretty specific crafting goals for this specific year and I can't wait to try out my resolutions.  They're pretty simple, but I'm pumped about them.

1: Make More Blankets
Sewing, crocheting, knitting--I don't really care.  I want to make more blankets as gifts!  I want a stash for baby showers, and I think I might even want some more for our home. 

2: Make Some Real Mittens
I have I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Mittens, some double pointed needles, and some really pretty yarn.  With holiday gift-crafting out of the way, I can start on these super soon!  I can't wait.

3: Learn Fair Isle Knitting
Have you seen the hat on the cover of I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting?

I'd really like to learn to knit something like that.  I think I'll need a few more months before I psych myself up to trying this out, but I think it would be really fun to make my daughter and my nephew some kind of matching Christmas vests.  Like, with snowflakes or reindeer!  So I'll have to get in some practice before then!  It's always nice to a deadline.

4: Make More Scarves
I haven't made a lot of scarves lately.  Hats and cowls, yes.  Scarves, no.  I don't know why!  I used to love making scarves, and it would be super lovely to have a few in my gift stash.

5: Craft More with My Daughter
She'll turn 3 this spring, and she's always into everything.  I see a lot of glue and stickers and general messiness in my future.  It's going to be awesome.

6: Make a Sweater for Myself
I think we all know this isn't going to happen, but it's important to have goals.  Even if they're hilariously unrealistic.

7: ???
Seven seems like a good number of items on a list, so that's what I'm going to have for my New Year's crafting resolutions even if I don't actually have a seventh resolution.  I'm going to keep this as a blank spot for myself.  If I find another crafting challenge, I'll add it to the list.  An unknown crafting goal?  I'm liking this year even more already!

Got any crafting goals of your own?  I'm always nosy about what other people are doing, especially with crafts.  Let me know in the comments section!  I do need to make one more resolution for myself after all.....

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