I’ve barely had time to blink since I posted the three month reviews of my creative goals. But here we are already turning the half way point in the year! So I’m sitting down again to review my progress. Here’s the goals I’ve stuck to/am on target with…
Goal 1 – 85% of my yarn purchases will be 100% British wool.
I’ve bought no British wool since March, but have knitted with a good amount of British wool I already had. The non-British wool yarn I have bought has all been for presents for babies. So in my book that sticks with original intentions of my goal.
Goal 2 – Only buy yarn when I know what I’m going to use it for.
Big tick here, yarn has only been purchased for baby gifts.
Goal 3 – Think thoroughly before I take on any new project.
Done this, or at least there’s nothing I’m regretting having started since March.
Goal 4 – Learn 6 new sock knitting techniques.
So far this year I’ve explored:
Goal 5 – Post at least six patterns on Ravelry.
After posting about my Ravelry fears, I’ve managed – with encouragement from you lovely people – to get more into Ravelry, overcome my fears and post two patterns in the last month. So, although to be up with my goal, I should have posted three at this point, I’ve come such a long way since March, so I’m counting this as on target.
Goal 6 – Experiment/learn something new each month
My work on The Dartmoor Yarn Company’s products and patterns has been more than enough to tick this box. But my craft experimenting/learning has also included the sock techniques, experiments for my next cardigan and a currently secret gift.
Goal 7. Learn more about dyeing wool with plants and other natural products.
I’ve got a workshop on this booked in July, so not yet, but not a ‘fail’ either.
That’s seven out of thirteen goals I’m on target with. I’ll consider the six I’m not doing so well with over the weekend and share them next week. However, I’m really pleased (and surprised) I’ve done so well with these – given I was ill for the whole of April and I’ve been launching The Dartmoor Yarn Company, so put very little conscious thought into my creative goal list.
If you set them, how are your goals going this year?