So, here it is, May 1st, and I’m just now getting around to talking about some New Year’s Knitting Goals that I have for myself. Turns out, I tend to get distracted somewhat easily, and forget about what I originally intended to do. To combat this, I resolved that this year, I would try to be a little more organized and realistic in my knitting endeavors.
At the end of last year, I joined a new group on Ravelry called “12 in 2011”. The basic function of the group is to encourage its members to do 12 projects in 2011 – preferably ones that you already have yarn for in the stash. Or maybe, some new techniques that you haven’t tried yet. Or even still, some long languishing works-in-progress that you would like to get finished up.
My game plan for my “12 in 2011”, is to a) tackle some projects that I already have the yarn for, or b) that I have been putting off starting for one reason or another. This will, I’m hoping, also encourage me to finally try some new techniques that I’ve yet to learn, such as some Fair Isle/color stranding work, more lace projects, and my first pair of socks.
Back in January, I sorted through all the different projects and patterns I had earmarked on Ravelry to come up with my list of 12. I posted my list to the group, and started going through and sorting my yarn stash (another post for another day!). I printed up my patterns, matched them with the yarn I wanted to use for them, and put together little project bags.
The “12 in 2011” system, for me so far, is working out great! I didn’t start knitting my list until March (I had some other projects I wanted to finish up first), and I’ve already completed two items (the first was the Brandywine Shawl from my last post), and have cast on for my third!
My project bin
And, of course, I have Boomie’s full support –as long as my goal doesn’t interfere with his walkies or belly scratches! Priorities…