I intend to do an update every two months on my creative goals. However, the end of June whizzed past without me getting to them. So here I am, almost mid July, with a quick review of how I’m getting on…
Attend at least two workshops – I do love a good workshop, but having attended one in February, which was pretty much an expensive waste of time, I’m questioning what soft of workshop would be of value to me. There certainly don’t seem to be any knitting workshops that contain something I would like to learn, but that don’t contain a much larger percentage of what I could teach the workshop on myself.
Knit Lovely Husband a Christmas jumper – I’ve surprised myself here by actually doing some of this! The back is now all but finished – I need to do some calculations for the neckline, before I finish that – and I’m 2/3 up the first sleeve.
Learn something knitting related each month – I’m sure I’ve learnt more, but I’ve blogged about learning the following eight things in the last six months, so definitely on target with this one…
- Slopped shoulder bind off
- Casting on a flat circle without creating a hole in the middle
- Weighing wool to estimate if you have enough left for another row.
- German short rows
- Making knitting tutorial videos
- Judy’s magic cast
- Wet felting with a sander
- The suint method for washing fleece
Knit something that isn’t a project for the Dartmoor Yarn Company at least three times a week – Yep, sticking to this.
Make a knitted bag – not yet
Make gift a least once a month After a good start to the year, with a hat for a friend and a bowl of cacti for lovely littlest, I’ve rather ground to a halt. As I said above, I am working again on LH’s Christmas sweater and there is half a gift sock under way, but I really must refocus on this goal.
Become and remain UFO free all year – yay! still no UFOs to report
Write up non-DYC kit patterns within a month of completing an object/garment – I’m 50/50 here. I’ve written up the sock pattern quickly, but finished the Heartfelt cardigan two months ago and haven’t.
Work on my patchwork quilt for and average of an hour each day – opps! Haven’t touched this for a while.
Indulge in creative play one afternoon a week – with LH at home most of the time I’m finding it harder to connect to my creativity. However I did have a sewing day with a friend last month, there was the wet felting with a sander experiment a couple of weeks ago. I also played with some freestyle embroidery yesterday. So at least of recent weeks I’ve been managing to connect to this goal.
All in all that feels a rather C+ could have tried harder sort of six months. Time to focus properly on these goals, methinks, instead of taking such a slipshod attitude.
Hope your goals are going a bit better.