There’s nothing like public proclamations to make one accountable. Just this evening, on the Irish Knitters Group on Ravelry, Aileen started a thread where we set out Ten Goals for 2010. I knew I had a few aspirations floating around in my head; but I surprised myself when I reached ten with some to spare. Here’s my “Ten for ’10”:
- Finally knit a cardigan for DH that actually fits him (I’m on attempt no. 3 by now – not counting all the frogging)
- Design and knit a cardigan for DD with variagated-blue Lamb’s Pride bought in TIK last WWKIP!
- Knit jumper for DS1 using Brown cotton bought at Knitting & Stitching show
- Review sock yarn I’ve used to date to establish one or two preferred makes so that I can…
- … set up template for socks for DH using Cat Bordhi’s Personal Footprints Method
- Bust a lot of my stash by using Tunisian Crochet to make a few shawls & scarves as gifts
- Knit something lacey
- Go to at least one Knitting Meet-up so I get to…
- … Meet some more online knitting friends in the flesh
- Publish a pattern on my blog / get a pattern published
I also should have listed “learn how to darn”. I’ve put at least four pairs of socks out of circulation until I figure this out. If I don’t do something soon I might as well adopt The Yarn Harlot’s method: Shout “Darn!” and promptly throw them in the bin.
What hasn’t even made it to the list is “making progress on the Fair-Isle Ouroborus Cardigan“. Hmmmm… is that telling, I wonder?
Now, dare I set down in writing a few goals I have for this week?…
- I’ve tomorrow off. I’d like to finally sort out my weekly meal planners / grocery shopping list so I can get back into grocery shopping regularly. Recently, we’ve been doing it in an ad hoc manner and I never know what there is in the fridge.
- Start writing Christmas Cards
- Actually do something from my list of gardening jobs for December
- Knit some Christmas Ornaments for a Sale of Work in our office
- Post off my Secret Santa Swap parcel (yes, I can see this one getting done anyway!)
So now I’ve said it – publicly and openly. You are all now not only my witnesses – you are my accomplices! It’s up to you to keep me honest.