A new year full of promise is always great for planning and getting some gung-ho momentum built up to hopefully propel you into the follow-through but I have to admit that sometimes the goal setting can be a bit of a letdown when I think back on progress from the previous year against a review of what my goals were.
(If you're new to my blog then you might not have yet realised that from time to time I can be a bit of an over-achiever if I put my mind to it. Particularly as it relates to goal setting. I AM working on trying to be more realistic though.)
Even though there's SO much to look forward to knitting-wise in 2013, it's been with a lot of feet dragging that I've set my goals. These are in no particular order:
- Knit 10,000 yards this year. I was SO close last year and since I won’t be working full time this year, I’m really hoping I can do this.
- Finish four big projects - one per quarter. See below for details on some of them.
- Spin up the yarn for and knit a sweater.
- Design and knit a sweater for myself using the techniques I learned at last year’s P3 retreat. And wear it to this year’s P3 retreat in October.
- Knit a big lace project. I have something in mind.
- Finish at least 6 of my 12/13 posted WIPs. And try to have less than 13 on the needles by next year. This also includes putting up project pages for those WIPs that seem to be just lying around.
- Update my Ravelry queue to be more reflective of the order I’d like to knit things in. And add in the other projects for which I have yarn and patterns so that I remember what I bought them for.
- Update my Ravelry stash to include new purchases including photos of anything that might be missing. Since MsTing helped me with this in 2011, hopefully it won’t take too long!
- Blog more consistently. Of course. This just goes without saying.
- Get to know the London knitting community more. So help me, I WILL make it out to a knit night, somewhere!
And of course, continue to enjoy my knitting and have fun with it, and not take things too seriously. This year will be all about diving into the fibre arts more than I ever have before, my new "job" as it were, and it's important to me to continue to love it.
So, what are y'all knitting this year?