February 12th, 2010

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Knit Year's Resolutions

I've made some Groundhog Day Resolutions, but after reading The Ultimate Guide to New Year's Resolutions I thought about refining my goals to make them more specific.  Some of my goals are too vague and some need to be rolled together.  Goals need to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.  Here are my Knit Year's Resolutions!

By December 31, 2010 I want to:
  1. I want to reduce my yarn stash (as recorded on ravelry) from 58 stashed yarns to 47 stashed yarns. This is 11 stashed yarns reduced by the end of this year, one per month from February to December.   A stashed yarn is considered used when there is half a ball or less left. Yarn quantities can be amended if I find more unfinished project and stash.  I've gotten a lot of yarns from garage sales and haven't put in all my acrylic, hence I may add as I go.  However, if I add new yarns to my stash, I must complete additional projects.
  2. Finish long-time works in progress: Melissa and Oscar's napkins, Rachel and Brian's socks, current ravelry WIPs.
  3. Knit Fair Isle.
  4. Knit an adult sweater.
  5. Reduce fabric stash.
  6. Make my first quilt.
Here are the actions addressing these goals.
  1. So far, I've added all stashed yarns and projects to ravelry.
  2. Finishing WIPs will make my goal easier.
  3. I've been meaning to make the Fake Isle hat [rav link].  Also Endpaper Mitts [rav link].
  4. Currently, I'm working on the February Lady Sweater [rav link].
  5. More potholders?
  6. I've had fabric picked out for my first quilt for two years, but I have yet to cut it.  I also could use a pattern...
I'm more concerned about reducing the yarn stash since it's more out of hand than the fabric, but I really would like to work on both.  Stay tuned!