2018 in Review

Well, here we are—the last day of 2018. As with every year, it seems impossible.

And as with every year, I had a mix of accomplishments and . . . let’s call them “missed opportunities,” rather than failures. Here’s a quick snapshot of the year, business wise:

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Sales are up nearly 10% over last year (woohoo!), but my income is actually up almost 25%—I increased my prices at the beginning of the year, and offered fewer sales in 2018, which seems to have worked out for me. (I still have a lot of work to do to reach my goal of a fair wage, however!)

Now, let’s take a look at the goals I set back in January:

  • 10 new pattern releases (including an upcoming collection, Juntos)—FIFTEEN!

  • 6 new SELFISH knits for me me me—HAH! 2.

  • finish 1 existing WIP each month—This is adorable. I’m not sure I finished any WIPs, though I did decide to abandon a few

  • launch Swatch Master—DONE!

  • cold sheep (except for fiber fests/events)—I honestly didn’t really keep track. I know I didn’t buy a lot of yarn outside of fiber events, and what I did buy was mainly for designing, so I’ll call this a win.

What will 2019 bring? For starters, a new podcast, a new e-course, and of course, new patterns. More on my 2019 plans and goals later this week!

How did 2018 turn out for you?