Another new year, another fresh start.
I try to learn from each year’s goals and make more reasonable and better thought out goals the following year. So let’s get to this year’s goals.
- Less stash enhancement, more stash knitting – I’m getting better at this, but I can always improve. I wrote about The Pact back in October, but I only have one FO to show for it. If I’m going to enjoy Maryland I best get going on this one.
- Less deadline-focused knitting – I don’t have a lot of free time, so knitting on deadline creates a lot of stress. Hobbies aren’t supposed to be stressful.
- Knit What I Love, and Love What I Knit – I wrote about this back in November when I was working on a sock pattern I really didn’t enjoy knitting, and then Scout wrote a similar post yesterday. There are a few old UFOs that I have that I’ll never finish. I’ll be frogging them soon. I sure don’t need that weighing me down.
- Go to Rhinebeck, again – Rhinebeck 2006 was probably my favorite girls’ weekend ever.
- Knit more socks, again – I only finished 3 pairs in 2006. If I’m going to make any sort of progress on The Pact then this shouldn’t be too hard.
- No Knitted Christmas Gifts – I did it this year and it was so liberating. If I want to give a gift I’ll just knit something for someone. None of this holiday craze.
- Garden more – I used to love gardening, but the garden really suffered once I got back into knitting. Starting this spring I want to spend a little more time in the garden. I started an herb garden in 2006, and I want to finally have the vegetable garden I dreamed of starting when I bought the house in 2000.
There are a few goals that I was tempted to add but didn’t. I’d like to try a large stranded project, and I’d really like to publish a few patterns. But I’m not putting them on the list. If they happen, great. And if not, it’s just a hobby. It’s OK not to do everything.
As for today, I’m making sure I start off the year right. I “slept in” (until 7 AM), I’m watching the Monk marathon, cooking some good food, sharing the day with my closest loved ones, and of course, knitting.
Have a great 2007!