Time has whizzed by so fast, I didn’t even review my goals at the end of March. But this month I’ve made a little time to review and here’s how I’m doing…
Creative Goals for 2017
Attend at least two workshops
As I reported in Feb I attended Alison Ellen’s workshop at Unravel. So still one down, one to go.
Knit Lovely Husband a Christmas jumper
I’ve done three or four rows of this since the end of Feb! Everything else is so much more exciting. I really must make myself knit it in the car instead of always finding something else.
Learn something knitting related each month
So far so good. Here’s 5 I’ve blogged about, although I’ve realised I often learn small new tricks and refinements that I don’t particularly realise are new learning..
- Slopped shoulder bind off
- Casting on a flat circle without creating a hole in the middle
- Weighing wool to estimate if you have enough left for another row.
- German short rows
- Making knitting tutorial videos
Knit projects that aren’t for the DYC at least three times a week
Definitely doing this. In fact my non-DYC knitting has really taken over. Several non-DYC projects finished this year….
And three still on the go…
Make a knitted bag
I haven’t done this, but there’s still plenty of year left.
Make a gift a least once a month
I’ve made no gifts in March or April, but I have bought some yarn for sock presents, so hopefully will be starting to catch up with this goal very soon.
Become and remain UFO free all year
I’ve been UFO free since February, as long as we don’t count the aforementioned hubby’s Christmas Jumper!
I changed this goal to indulge in creative play one afternoon a month for the rest of the year; experimenting and exploring with no particular goal in mind. Although I’ve done a fair amount of experimenting and playing since, I find it impossible not to think that what I’m doing could turn into something.
This second confession probably isn’t a surprise to those who read this blog regularly, I am very goal/product focused. I don’t see that as a bad thing. So, yet again I’m rewording this goal and removing the ‘with no particular goal in mind’. However, I’m also going to think about how I can use my time to mess about at non-fibre related stuff without a goal in mind.
Two new goals
I’ve also set myself two new goals since February.
Work on my quilt for at least an hour a day unless it’s impracticable – I’ve already blogged about that here. So far this is going well.
Write up non-DYC patterns within a month of completing an object/garment
I’ve now been designing my own sweaters for over two years Nudged on by Lynn at Tialys, I decided it’s high time I actually wrote them up as patterns! I’ve also designed various other knitting projects for even longer and non written them up, so I’m setting a goal to write all my patterns up within a sensible time frame.
All in all, not too bad and I’m very please and a little excited about my two new goals.
Have you set goals for this year? If so, how are doing with them?