I’m sorry to say, I’m still fighting a fever. However, before I succumbed last week, I did three month review of the creative goals I set at the beginning of the year and wrote a couple of posts about them. Here’s the first about the goals I’m happy with my progress on so far:
Think thoroughly before I take on any new project
I’d say this was a success, because I haven’t taken on any projects that I’m regretting, so I guess I’ve thought thoroughly enough about them. However after the Emma Bunny fiasco, I’m going to add checking the viability of each project to my definition.
Attend at least two workshops
Tick here, I’ve booked one and I’m looking for another, but a few people’s schedules still haven’t come out, so I’m waiting on them.
Learn 6 new ways to knit a sock by knitting six different pairs of socks.
In three months I’ve only knitted one new type of heel – the balbriggan heel. However I really enjoyed this, am enjoying sock knitting, and a lot of knitting time has been focussed on finishing the secret sweater. So all in all I believe I still have the passion and the motivation to achieve this goal.
Experiment/learn something new each month
Big tick here. Off the top of my head I can tell you I’ve:
I could also add the balbriggan heel to the list, but that feels like cheating.
Learn more about dyeing wool with plants and other natural products
Tick here – the course I’ve booked is about this. I’ve also been reading up around the subject.
Make something for Christmas each month
Although I haven’t completed anything yet, this has been down to circumstance and changes in assignment of presents. So I’m not calling this not a win, but it’s definitely not a fail.
- Emma Bunny was supposed to be a Christmas Present and would have been finished if there had been the right yarn available.
- Lovely Husband’s Christmas present sweater changed to being a birthday present. I’ve put so much work in on this over the last six weeks, I think it fair that it’s pushed out starting another Christmas project in its place.
- I’ve started LH’s Christmas jumper as my roller-coaster car journeys/in the dark knitting project, so I should finish this easily in time for Christmas.
Each weekend, when we’re not away or have visitors, I will make/do something for the house or garden
I have stuck to this goal (apart from last weekend, when I was so unwell). Unfortunately, by necessity, this has all been garden when I was really hoping to get more done in the house.
Knit Lovely Husband a Christmas Jumper
As I’ve already said above, this is under way 🙂
So that’s eight out of thirteen goals I’m happy with my achievements on. I’ll fess up to the ones I need to rethink next time.
Did you set goals at the beginning of the year? Have you reviewed your progress on them lately?