New Year, New Goals

Now that the new year is in full swing, I thought I would lay out some of my goals for the coming year, with one major theme running through them: intention.  I touched on it very briefly in the last post, but it is what I am molding my goals around.  I have plenty of yarn, and maybe even plenty of fiber, to last me the year and all of it I would love to be using.  This year, I will put all yarn buying on hold and only purchase very little fiber.  Instead, I will be focusing those funds on finishing paying off my student loans and putting the rest away towards M’s college fund.

That being said, there are a few projects I really want to do!

1.  I have promised a few sweaters that I want to complete, not only because I care about those whom I’ve promised them to, but also because each will challenge me just a bit more.

2. Finish combing and spinning the Jacob fleece I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool last May.

3. Knit the Jacob yarn into a sweater for myself.

4. Complete 12 pairs of socks for M.

Finally, I want to knit down my stash as much as possible without supplementing.  This means a lot of project planning and time spent on Ravelry comparing project ideas and yardage in my stash.  But let’s face it, sometimes, that’s the best way to spend a lazy evening at home.

Unlike last year, I will be attempting to keep to a weekly posting schedule to keep track of my progress and help motivate myself throughout the year.  That will mean complete honesty about any yarn and fiber purchases if I slip up and many posts that will involve “talking” through different potential projects.  This way, I’ll be held accountable for my crafting… and my spending.

I wish you all the best of luck with your goals for the year!

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