Last Thursday I blogged about the creative goals I’m on target with . Over the weekend I’ve been considering those I’m not doing so well on.
Goal 8 – Attend at least two workshops.
I’ve a plant/natural dyeing workshop booked, but I’m still looking for a second. I know there’s a couple of programmes I’m waiting for to come out, hoping to find something that appeals on one of them.
Goal 9 – Crochet regularly.
I haven’t lifted my crochet hook in three months – apart from to dust around it. I know it’s partly because I’ve been so busy knitting gifts and with and The Dartmoor Yarn Company, but I’m still trying to work out if I’m okay with that. I enjoy crochet, but knitting is my first love and I don’t believe we have to follow through with a goal just because we set it.
Goal 10 – Make something for Christmas every month.
I haven’t made anything for Christmas all year apart from knitting half of the back of LH’s Christmas Sweater. The reasons are the same as for not achieving Goal 9 above. But unlike Goal 9, I’m definitely NOT fine with this. This goal was about making Christmas less panicked. The way I’m going currently will change nothing from the way it was last year.
I’m going to start addressing this deficit by making a list of twelve things I want to make for Christmas.
Goal 11. Eliminate the UFO pile.
That cushion cover is still hanging around. Grrr!!! And the wardrobe still isn’t painted. Double Grrr!!! Reasons for not doing are again lack of time.
Okay, rash pledge that I’m going to work on them both next time we have a free weekend.
Goals 12. Each weekend, when we’re not away or have visitors, I will make/do something for the house or garden.
I’ve no idea if I’m sticking to this one, because we’ve had so many busy weekends lately. I probably am, but gardening tends to get the look in and everything else left. Will work in balancing house and garden more.
Goal 13 – Knit LH a Christmas Jumper.
As I said, I’ve knitted half a back in about 5 months! That’s because it’s all stocking stitch at the moment and only being knitted when I want something to knit in the car in the dark. At the moment it’s not dark until gone ten at night!
I think to address this I need to promote it to being local journey car knitting and see how it goes.
All in all, apart from the crochet goal, I’m resolving to be reporting successes on all the above in three months time. Let’s just hope the next three months don’t go as fast as the last three!