April Goals Check In

Last month I had said February was a slow month, but March really wasn’t any better! I’m not feeling too badly about it though. We’re continuing to do more work on the house (we have insulation, electricity, a ceiling, and 2 out of 4 walls done in the future bedroom!), and I know in a couple of weeks I’ll be spending more time outside in the garden. Once I get past these few knitting deadlines I’ve made for myself I want to try and enjoy the leisure of knitting again. Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
In truth, I can’t seem to stop creating self-imposed knitting deadlines, even though most of them are more aggressive than they should be. Do any of you struggle with that? I think it’s partly my competitive nature (not my proudest trait, but there ya go), and partly the fact that there’s SO MUCH out there I wanna knit!
Having said that, here’s last month’s progress:

  1. A pair of gloves
  2. St. Brigid
  3. Mariah I’m reconsidering my yarn choice for this one. I’m still not certain though. Black is a great wearable color.
  4. Start Complete 4 other sweaters for me. I started a ribby. Does that count?
  5. A tank/sleeveless top that fits well.
  6. An aran sampler throw blanket for my Mom. (I think this will be for her birthday in September)
  7. 6 4 pairs of socks. paul’s socks, sockapalooza socks, and 1 sock for me.
  8. Some lavender-filled lace sachets for my Mom and Aunt Mary. I’ll probably make these up in late April or early May for a mother’s day mail surprise.
  9. 6 4 other small items (hats, scarves, mitts, etc.) natalya and a little bag that still needs its picture taken./li>
  10. Something nice in lace. hanging vines scarf
  11. No 2004 UFOs remaining at the end of 2005
  12. At the end of 2005 I will have a smaller stash than I started with. I’m doing better this year than last certainly, but I’m averaging about one yarn purchase a month. Two weeks ago I bought the Cotton Fleece yarn for Ribby.

4 thoughts on “April Goals Check In

  1. Nice list… I guess I should make a list, too. I’ve gotten out of hand with projects lately. Good luck with you knitting progress down the list.

  2. Of course you are not alone–aggressive timelines are my stock in trade. I don’t really expect to meet them all, so I don’t beat myself up (too much) about not succeeding. My knitting seems to thrive on having a plan, however misguided. I’m getting ready to post my knitting “to do” list, but am afraid it will be so long no one will ever get through reading it!

  3. I struggle with finishing projects becasue I’m quite slow. But I try not to have more than 5 projects on my to-do list at once, and just enough yarn for those 5. As soon as I finish one, I buy again. So there’s lots of thinking ahead and it saves money. I would love to see your Clapotis finished. I’m sure it will still be okay for a light spring/summer coverup!

  4. I tried making a list too… sadly it’s not working. The worst part is that I promised myself not to buy any yarn until every item on that list was finished. Was I foolish or what!

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