Since it’s the end of August, I thought I’d better do my bimonthly check up on this year’s creative goals. Here’s how I’m doing…
Attend at least two workshops – Having expressed my concerns in my last review that I wouldn’t be able to find a second workshop to do this year, I’m pleased to tell you I signed up for a spinning course that starts this morning.
Knit Lovely Husband a Christmas Sweater – Back and one sleeve complete and the second sleeve almost complete. Fingers crossed it may be finished for this Christmas.
Learn something knitting related each month – In my last review I counted at least eight learnings this year, which is just as well, since I’ve barely done any knitting lately and can’t for the life of me think if I’ve learned anything.
Knit something that isn’t a project for the Dartmoor Yarn Company at least three times a week – as I said above, I’ve hardly done any knitting lately, but I think the point of this goal was not to get overwhelmed by DYC projects. So although I might or might not have fulfilled it, I’ve fulfilled the spirit of this goal.
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 ground to a halt. I am working on LH’s Christmas sweater and I’ve knitted half gift sock since I checked goals last, but that’s really not enough.
Become and remain UFO free all year – there’s a few projects teetering on becoming UFOs, so still – just- achieving this goal.
Write up non-DYC kit patterns within a month of completing an object/garment – Eek! Still not written up the Heartfelt cardigan pattern I finished months ago.
Work on my patchwork quilt for and average of an hour each day – opps! Haven’t touched this for ages. But the nights are drawing in, so I need to pick it back up very soon, so it’s ready when we need it.
Indulge in creative play one afternoon a week – I’ve not been strictly sticking to this but since I last reviewed, I’ve done some embroidery on felt. I’ve also a big messy pile of felt that ‘went wrong’ when I was trying to make a very thick sheet of felt. So I have done at least some, and now autumn is here and the busyness of the summer is fading, I’ll find it easier to schedule this in more regularly.
Considering I’d completely taken my eye off my goals since I checked them last time, I don’t think I’m doing too bad. If I refocus, I think I can pretty much fulfil them all this year.