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2018 Make Nine: Sewing, Crocheting, and Knitting

Have you heard of the 2018 make nine challenge?

It was started by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille in 2015.   It’s an opportunity to make nine new things during the year – and to share your makes with others!

It has been a long time since I participated in a challenge of any kind – not since winning The Extreme Makeover: Fabric Edition way back in 2011.  As I was looking at my 2018 goals, I thought it might be fun to join others who are also setting sewing/crafting goals for this coming year.

Essentially, the challenge is to make nine items.  No themes to follow or materials to use, just make nine things.  Completely doable, right?

Although I hope to make MORE than nine items in 2018, here are the nine I have chosen to focus on for this challenge.  I really would have loved to put more crochet and knit items on there, but with my injury, I think one of each is probably a more realistic number.

What will I be making in 2018?

From top to bottom, left to right, my 9 items to make are:

  1.  Butterick B6366.  I actually started cutting this one out yesterday.  Pictures soon if all goes well!  I had to do a lot of adjusting to the pattern, so fingers crossed it works out!
  2. Sundance Jacket by Greenstyle Creations. I have been in love with this pattern since I first saw it and can’t wait to make it – hopefully in time for spring!
  3. My First Knit Sweater – Craftsy Class.  I received the yarn to make this sweater for Christmas 2016 and finished half the back before my injury.  I would love to get it finished this year.  Technically, it will be my second knit sweater, but my first cardigan.
  4. Nancy Raglan from 5 out of 4 Patterns. Since purchasing my serger, I have started to really enjoy sewing with knits.  Made in the right fabric, I could wear this to work.
  5. Marbella Dress by Itch to Stitch. I am hoping to make this my graduation dress this year.  One of the things I am really excited about is that it already includes the adjustments for an A cup, meaning one less alteration for me to make!
  6. Vogue V9109. I think this will be a cute little tunic I can wear to work when the weather warms up.  It also has custom fit for an A-cup, which makes me incredibly happy!
  7. Violane Top by Sylvie Damey.  I absolutely love my Ombeline Cardigan by Sylvie, and have been wanting to crochet this top for ages.  I have the most beautiful yarn picked out for it, too!
  8. Laurel Dress by Greenstyle Creations.  More fun playing with knits.  Another dress I can wear to work if I choose the right fabric.  Then maybe a second one for casual summer fun?
  9. Carey Top by Itch to Stitch. Since this pattern can be made in either knits or woven, I am hoping to try it in a pretty sheer fabric I happen to already have.  Don’t you love it when you find a pattern that can be used with stash fabrics?

Do you want to join in the fun?

If you want to play along, you can post your own 9 makes using #2018makenine on Instagram.  I’ve enjoyed seeing what others are planning on making, too!

What are you hoping to make in 2018?

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