Happy New Year!

Not one for resolutions, but goals, I have been giving it thought again this year, as many of us do. Let’s talk about my fiber goals, as that’s probably what is of interest to most of you!

Last year I surpassed my Ravelry project goal, finishing 34 projects, far past the 25 I set for myself. So that’s an easy one for me to set this year, 35.

I completely missed my spinning goal, which was to spin more fiber than I acquired. Not even close because I simply stopped spinning during the summer – some big custom knitting orders came in. So my goal remains the same this year, try again!

Weaving goals are more about practicing and improving my skills. And exploring color – it behaves quite differently with weaving than with spinning and knitting. I am constantly amazed!

Sewing- I am slowly working on a few things, and I like this pace. Last year I made a skirt and most of another. In 2020, I would like to finish it and perhaps make a jumper for which I have the fabric… a lovely dark blue corduroy with a tiny paisley print that I have owned since the late 80’s. It seems time to do something with it! But let’s go with this realistic goal – finish the skirt and start the jumper. 😉. I have fabric for several other skirts, so I might also make up a few of them, now that I have the pattern and alterations sorted out.

Non-fiber goals that you may or may not be interested in, but that writing down will help to keep me honest:

  • Continue working on decluttering the craft room, knitting from stash wherever possible, donating supplies that I will never use;
  • Sticking to a healthier eating plan (she writes as she pops a Christmas chocolate into her mouth);
  • Work on outside projects this summer, maybe finishing something? These include replacing the front deck, installing a terrace in the back, getting the pool open early, building permanent raised beds at the edge of decks and terraces. But who knows, it might just mean weeding the garden.

I think this is enough for one year.

8 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Great goals! No resolutions here except to continue to take care of myself and stay healthy! I don’t like to set too many knitting goals as it adds a level of pressure. I DO, however, want to finish off a couple of projects I started at the end of 2019, and had to stop for Christmas knitting. Happy New Year and MANY, MANY HUGS!!!

  2. Happy New Year to you and A. My god, I think I got maybe 3 knitting projects completed all year. Forget about any spinning goals, much to Yarn Rascal’s dismay. For a bit there he was regularly getting spun and finished merino yarn to add to his collection. I am sure you will not only accomplish what is on the list but will complete other projects that you have ‘t even thought of yet.

  3. You accomplished a lot last year and I’ve no doubt you’ll master your goals for this year too.
    Wishing you and A a year of happiness and joy! Happy New Year!

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