As we’re at the end of February, I thought it was time for me to review how I was doing so far with my personal creative goals for 2017. So here they are and how I’m doing with them…
Attend at least two workshops
Having attended Alison Ellen’s workshop a couple of weeks ago I’m definitely well on target to achieve this.
Knit Lovely Husband a Christmas jumper
As it took all year not to knit him one last year, I was worried about this goal when I set it. I did take the small amount I’ve done to work on a few weeks ago when we travelled up country, but couldn’t do any, because the needles got snapped while it was in the boot of the car.
I am however planning to make this my main in the dark/windy road knitting once I’ve finished my drop stitch fringe shawl, so fingers crossed for a finish this year.
Learn something knitting related each month
So far so good. In January I learned the slopped shoulder bind off and in February how to casting on a flat circle without creating a hole in the middle.
Knit for ‘pleasure’ at least three times a week
I’m editing this shortly after publishing as the lovely Tialys asked, what I was knitting that wasn’t for pleasure? I dread to think what she thought the answer might be! What I meant was not knitting for the DYC, which is pleasurable, but not knitting for the heck of it and is sometimes a bit fraught when designs won’t go the way I want them too.
Anyways back to the goal…
While I haven’t been counting, I think I’ve done well with this. I started my curl just before the end of last year, but most of what I have done has been this year…
I knitted a pair of mitts in January…
…I’ve finished the back of my cable cardigan and knitted most of both sleeves…
… and I’ve nearly finished my drop stitch fringe shawl…
Make a knitted bag
I haven’t done this, but there’s still plenty of year left.
Make a gift a least once a month
On target with this one. I made a hat for my friend in January and knitted cacti collection for Lovely Littlest in February. These also add my tally of knitting for pleasure projects.
Become and remain UFO free all year
UFO socks are finished and I haven’t slung anything else on the UFO pile since.
One goal I had last year and I believe should be a constant in my creative life is to ‘indulge’ ‘creative play’ – experimenting and exploring with no particular goal in mind. Somehow this goal hasn’t made it to this year’s list, but it should have. I haven’t done any of this apart from in Alison Ellen’s workshop, so I’m now setting a goal to indulge in creative play one afternoon a month for the rest of the year.
All in all I’m pretty pleased with my progress.
Have you set goals for this year? If so, how are doing with them?