Now that January is, basically, over (and most of our snow has been cleaned up--just in time for more tomorrow), I figured it was a good time to talk about my goals for the year. I don't think of them as resolutions, per se, as I think of a resolution list being doomed for failure anyway. This is more a, "so this is what is going to happen for the rest of the year list." It's probably neither overly exciting, nor is it unexpected; but, I figured it might be good to share what you could expect this year--besides a lot of me, of course (a blog is a very narcissistic thing, no?)
All month, I have been thinking about the things I would like to get done this year. And really, I just want to do what I have always done. Basically, I want to squeeze in an excessive amount of craft production into too small an amount of time (considering that I have professional responsibilities outside the home, as well as a husband and children). If anything, it's going to be another year of stellar time management and little sleep.
There will be knitting, obviously. I was originally going to tell you that this was going to be the "year of me". As I have noticed that I rarely make things for myself, but in thinking of all the things I wanted to do this year, my own needs factored low on the list, the fact of the matter is that I simply enjoy making things for other people.
Although it might be nice to make a sweater (or two?) for myself this year. But the major goal is to produce at least one sweater for every person in my household this year. That's only four sweaters, but still, this is a major time commitment for someone who practices crafting as capriciously as I do. I want to make other knitted products, of course, but the goal this year are those four sweaters. Do I smell a knitted Christmas picture in the works?
Weaving... So I have this loom that I bought in2008. It would be nice to, I don't know, use it this year. When Special K got this loom for me, I was pregnant with Little Mister, and didn't have the patience or energy to put it together, so it resided in a corner in the back of my old craft room. There is plenty of room for it in my new craft space. It's pretty much sitting there taunting me now. So yes, I would like to see a weaving project or two done, nothing ambitious, I just want to use the thing.
I have a ton of fiber (this, I am sure, comes as no surprise). I should probably spin some of it this year, don't you think? It might be nice to actually knit some of that handspun fiber too, I guess.
I purchased something that, I have said on more than one occasion, I would never buy; but, I had the room, so I bought it...I am still putting it together. It will make for quilting fun, or so I am told. More on that later.
And also, there should probably be more blogging. I actually do quite a bit that I never talk about--which sort of defeats the purpose of this whole blogging venture, so I guess there will be more blogging this year.
Notice, there are not a whole bunch of specifics here. As it is, my head might pop with the generalities alone, but I want to do a lot this year. So as February is, well, tomorrow, no time like the present to start cracking away, right?
Prepare yourselves for a year of shock and awe. Or, well, gross mediocrity at the very least.