|Umm... Obviously. But what about crafty/bloggy goals?|
1. Knit more. Last year was not a good year for me in knitting. I had projects go terribly wrong, run short of yarn, and even get lost. I think it was hard for me to work knitting into my new full time working schedule. I feel like I've finally got the hang of it now: I knit smaller projects on the bus and at lunch with some time in the evening for larger projects (Anna Karenina, I'm looking at you!). Specifically, I would like to finish Anna Karenina sometime in 2015. That might not sound like much of a goal, but I've got a good couple of feet to get done this year if I have any hope of finishing it next year. Right now I'm probably half way done. Progress is slow.
|18" ruler for sense of scale. It's clear, though, so boo.|
I must finish five complete sewing projects and do any required fixing/mending before I can buy fabric. Fabric must have a purpose in mind and it must be used immediately. I don't know how I'll deal with thrift store finds in this framework, yet, but unless it's something I specifically know I'll need (like backing for a quilt or Christmas fabric) I'll try and let it go.
For every two pairs of completed socks I can buy one skein of sock yarn.
For every two (or three?) completed sweaters I can buy one sweater quantity of yarn. This one's tricky as sweaters do take a lot of yarn, but I know I've got enough yarn to do a fair few sweaters this year.
3. Make an advent calendar. I'm particularly fond of this one, but I've seen lots of cool ones through the sew-a-long late last year. I want to do a mix of activities and treats. I feel like this year there were so many things I wanted to do during the holiday season that we just never got around to. Having the advent calendar would help keep me accountable.
4. Sew better. I feel like I sewed a lot last year, but this year I really want to get better at fitting and finishing stuff including linings (I'm looking at you Bemberg I will defeat you!!!) and zippers (I think I've mentioned my ill success in this department recently. Also using apparel fabric more and quilting cotton/sheets less. Not that there's anything wrong with those, I just want to focus on making clothes that I will love and will last.
5. Blog more! I don't feel like I've quite figured out how blogging fits into my crazy schedule but I like doing it and I'd like to be more consistent.
I feel like those are all pretty vague/attainable goals for the coming year. Now let's get on with it!