I’ve been racking my brain as to what I will try to accomplish this year and what I think I could do. I am being mindful that I want flexibility in my goals. I don’t want knitting to become a chore or something that I don’t enjoy. It took my a while to find my “mojo” and now once I have it back I don’t want to lose it. That being said I wanted goals that made me feel like I was making progress too. “Knitting out of the Ravelry queue” while well intentioned could easily blow up in my face 1) I would feel restricted if I didn’t allow myself to queue any new projects 2) If I just keep adding stuff to my queue what’s the point? My list would just keep getting longer.
I thought about yarn diets (which I am currently on ( I really maximized my “Golden Ticket” from the Plucky Knitter this year)but decided against it, I thought about counting the skeins purged from my stash (sold or used up) I decided I could give the a “sweater challenge” another go too; there was no shortage of options for my 2016 crafting goals. None of these made the cut so to speak
So here is what I have come up with. Every month I am going to try to give myself a new challenge(some might be a month long and some might longer). Things are still up in the air but here are some of the challenges I have come up with:
- How many hats can I whip out in a month
- Learn something new
- Knit something for the kiddo
- Knit something i’ve wanted to knit for a really long time
- Knit something out of my comfort zone
- Knit from yarn on the main floor of my house ( No going upstairs to pull from my stash closet)
- Knit with a yarn I have never knit with
- Finish my Cashmere Ombre Wrap ( Well this isn’t exactly something I can do in 1 month)
- Knit at least 2 projects that utilize scrap yarn
- Knit a new pattern I haven’t been planning on knitting
I’m giving myself permission to cross 2 off the list at the same time too. Here’s hoping these goals get accomplished quickly. Bring it on 2016!