I decided it was time to see how my plans for this year were going so far.
- Knit myself 1-2 sweaters.
Nope. Haven’t even started one. I think swatching and starting on a sweater should be my goal for June.
- Knit socks, at least 6 pairs for me.
Four pairs so far, with three of those being for me!
- Knit all 4 M Club patterns.
On track: 2 down, 2 to go.
- Knit at least 2 blankets (1 for me).
Still plugging away at Chrysanthemum, which I started in November. It’s about 70% done, if I’m planning on using up all of the yarn.
- Try to not have too many WIPs.
Hmm…there a few things from last year (and some earlier than that) that are just sort of hanging out. My real I’m-working-on-this-at-least-once-a-week projects usually number no more than 3, which is good.
- Knit some Xmas decorations.
I need to reassess what I want to do as far as this goes, since I started a couple of things that I think I may frog.
- Only buy yarn that is cast on right away.
So far this year, I’ve had 22 new yarns come my way: 10 that I purchased and have already completed the projects, 4 from the M Club (2 used), 3 from the Sunnydale Yarn Club, 2 that I won from the UILI contest on Stash and Burn, 2 superwash yarns I bought for baby knits, and 1 gift.
- Stop buying yarn online.
I made an order for the Monster Mobile and got a couple of balls for a baby sweater, but haven’t ordered any other yarn online this year.
- Get more self-striping sock yarn.
Came up empty at YarnCon, but that may be my next purchase from Windy Knitty.
- Destash some stuff.
I tossed some stuff on my trade/sell page on Ravelry, but haven’t gotten any nibbles yet.
- Work with scraps.
Nope, but I’m thinking of using my Cascade Heritage leftovers to make Vivid.
- Use my handspun.
Nope! I think I need a plan some concrete goals.
- Reduce fiber stash (by spinning).
Obviously not. I’m contemplating possible selling some.
- Don’t buy fiber.
At least I’m not buying any fiber!
- Use my spindles.
- Make at least 2 more quilts.
I have plans for one and probably most of the fabric I need for it, too.
- Sew a small project or two.
I haven’t used my sewing machine in forever. I need to clean my crafty room.
- Publish a knitting pattern.
Nope. I’ve been really busy knitting, but not coming up with ideas of my own, really.
Not too bad. If I could make some specific plans for my UFOs, spinning/fiber, and sewing, I’d probably be able to get on track. Luckily, I’ve been knitting up a storm (and not buying much), so that is going really well. Hurrah!