So, I'm ready for fall, and as a special request, I brought back a challenge I'd created several years ago on Ravelry - Fall Back Into Love Stashdash.
Complete as many of the following as you choose. As always, please feel free to involve other hobbies or crafts as well:
Love at First Sight - pick a yarn in your stash that was truly an impulse buy--a yarn you just fell in love with. Find a pattern that will do it justice.
Soul Mates - make a pair of socks, slippers, booties, or stockings from stash yarn--the deeper the better
Glass Slipper - Match a pattern you already have with a yarn you already have and put them into a project bag to surprise yourself with in 2019
’Til Death Us Do Part - complete TEN rows on a WIP that is at least one year old, or your oldest if they’re all more recent
“Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Complete TWENTY rows on a second WIP
“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” - Complete SEVEN rows on a third WIP
“Killing Me Softly” - complete SIX rows on your most frustrating WIP or project
“Hit the Road, Jack” (or “Hit the Toad, if you prefer) - review your WIPs and frog any that you don’t love
“We’ve Only Just Begun” - update or embellish something you already have: crochet cuffs on a pair of jeans? Ribbon embroidery? A new hat or scarf to match an old coat? Create a look you love.
“Do You Believe in Magic?” - finish ONE WIP (or project if you have no WIPs)
“Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” - make one gift
“At Last” - finish a SECOND WIP (or project if you have no WIPs)
“Dreams Can Come True - finish a THIRD WIP (or project if you have no WIPs)
“We Belong Together” - work 40 rows on any project made with stash yarn
“Embraceable You” - sort through ONE yarn bin, drawer, or bag to remember what great yarn you already have
Optional Bonus Categories:
“Wouldn’t it Be Nice?” - wrap up a second project bag for yourself and wrap it up for your 2019 birthday
“Let’s Stay Together” - work an additional 30 rows on any project
“My Funny Valentine” - work an additional 25 rows on your favorite WIP or project
“My Ideal” - repeat any of the challenges THREE times, one for each month of the challenge
“Crazy” - repeat ALL of the “row count” challenges THREE times
Of course, for me this challenge has an additional step: FIND my knitting WIPs! Currently, I'm making do with a sock, which does count as being at least a year old as it's mate was my don't-dirty-the-house project during the house-selling saga: