Yes, I know, another month has whizzed by and is already becoming a fading memory. So, since February’s been and gone, it’s high time I did my monthly review on this year’s goals. Here’s how I’ve done…
Make a gift a least once a month on average
This month I sent Lovely Eldest one of my sheep coasters…
To give random gifts (gifts not attached to birthdays, house moves, Christmas etc) at least 6 times this year
The coaster was a random gift – but I’m not sure gifts to daughters count, since random gifts to daughters are are part of mummy code in my book.
Make the Dartmoor Yarn Company a more ecofriendly business
Grrr. I have made two very minor steps in this direction: I added the Sheep Coasters to the shop, which are completely biodegradable, and selling wool on cones reduces packaging. But it’s really not good enough on my part. I do have two other plans. One I just need to get on the website and change the way I offer things – no excuses, need to get on with that. The other is more about recycling and I haven’t had time to sort that out, so will make a priority goal for March.
Become and remain UFO free all year.
I have made some cushions from the NYS fabric that I was counting as a UFO, because it had been hanging around so long. But I need to make more to count as a whole FO completed.
I’ve also added a few squares to my mitred square cushion.
Experiment/play/learn once a week
I’ve been working on my new kit – but it’s frustrating me, so I haven’t got on as fast as I should. Although several prototypes have been knitted.
I’ve also been learn/experimenting in the spinning direction during February, so all good with this goal.
Write up my outstanding knitting patterns then write them up within two weeks of object/garment completion.
This is where I really notice that time has flown. I felt as if I had this goal properly in my sights, but all I’ve done is publish the Sheep Sock pattern and the Paw Prints Sock pattern. Both of which were already written up before the end of Jan.
Spin for 15 minutes a day when possible
Opps! Spinning hasn’t been quite so frequent, but as I said above, I have done some…
Always have some knitting using yarn from my stash on my needles
Opps! This one isn’t happening. Yes, my UFO scarf is stash yarn, but I haven’t done more than a dozen rows this month. At this rate it’s going to take me 18 months to finish it.
Not yet touched, but I want to get the other quicker unfinished sewing projects out of the way first. Problem is I could end up making that excuse all year.
All in all, I think I’ll award myself a C+ could do better. However, the point of reviewing is:
- To remind myself of what I haven’t done.
- Check in with myself about the reasons I haven’t done what I said I wanted to do.
- Give myself a kick up the bum to do things I need to do.
- Recognise things I don’t really want to do and let them go.
So off to have a think about those things.
How’s your crafting fared in February, whether you set goals or not?
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