This is a post I love making ! Reflecting and looking back on 2018 and then looking ahead to 2019. In the comments below let me know YOUR accomplishments from 2018 and what you’re looking forward to most in 2019.
In January we hit the ground running at 1001Knits ! We started our yarn de-cluttering series which was a huge success come the end of the year. We also got 500 followers on our Instagram !
Another big month for 1001knits – we launched our custom orders and knitwear in our shop. This is something I will be advertising more and more because it’s really my favorite thing about 1001knits and the blog. I love actually making the items ! Looking ahead to 2019, I think this is something you’ll see more of.
March was a time when I was feeling pretty stressed and I started looking inward and dealing with myself and the things that stress me out in life. I bought myself a 5-minute journal, started taking an adult ballet classes locally.
I also went on a road trip with my best friend and saw Demi Lovato in concert! She was amazing live. It was nice to just not do anything and hang out with my bestie eating our way through cities.
April I had a lot of stuff going on ! Looking back I don’t know how I did it all. I was planning items for a craft fair that was approaching, and I started teaching knitting in my town as part of the leisure services. My first class was in April and I loved it !!
What a great month! I decided to dye my hair purple thanks to my besties at Dye Pretty CT and my only regret is not keeping up with the purple because I looked SO cool !
May was also the craft fair that I had been preparing for. While the craft fair wasn’t what I had expected, I did learn a lot. I had so much fun preparing for this and challenging myself every day. I can’t wait to do this again in 2019.
Another knitting class series in the books for me as well as more research and networking for 1001knits.
What a great month ! My niece and nephew stayed with me in CT as they went to camp. The same camp that I went to when I was younger ! They loved it and I loved hanging out with them and doing so many different types of things. From swimming, to going out to eat, to pottery. And of course, crafting !
I also did another craft fair in July. I found out about it on a Thursday night, and it was on Sunday morning. The quick turn around really motivated me and helped me get organized. To date, this was the coolest craft fair that I had done to date.
Wow, what a mix of emotions this month was. My boyfriend and I were really starting to look at homes. Unfortunately, my dearest grandmother, best friend, original crafter passed away. It was a really tough time, but we got through it as a family.
Birthday Month!!! We also found out that the offer we put on our house was accepted! We’re Homeowners bish!
Moving time ! We closed on a Thursday and moved in on Saturday! I remember it was such a surreal feeling to me when we moved in. It almost felt like we were house sitting haha.
Nov. 1st I taught a Chunky blanket knitting class in NY. I had connected with Tara from AR Workshop in Port Washington NY and we decided to teach this class. I would teach the first couple and show her the ropes and now this class is a hit ! Check it out here if you’re in the Long Island New York area.
November was also the birth of my niece ! Ruby 🙂 She is so cute and so easy going. I love her so much I just want to eat those cheeks up.
And here we are. We have finally finished furnishing our home for the most part. I spent a week with Ruby and my sister and my niece and nephews just helping with the newborn. As far as babies go, she is super easy !
Now I have just been relaxing when I can. Planning when I can. And gearing up for 2019 -It’s going to be a good one. I hope you have a great end of the year as well, and that you have enough time to recharge and refresh for next year.