2016 Goals

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!

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