I’m not going to lie, kittens. I went off-track from my crafting goals pretty early on in the year and then neglected to recheck them to remind myself what all it was I wanted to do. Earlier in the week I started to wonder how I had done on my goals…had I even made some this year? It turns out I had, and I was not alone in this line of thought. I felt the time is right to revisit my goals and see how well I have done with them.
All of this is prep-work for my 2014 craft goals…of course. You all know how I love that kind of thing. I have a few more weeks to refine them and smooth out the rough edges. Hard to believe the end of 2013 is nigh, isn’t it?
So. Let’s review, shall we?
♥ Work on Giftmas crafts throughout the year, preferably one every other month.
– 2 pairs of adult socks
– 1 pair of socks for each of my children
– a custom designed “wolfie” doll for The Girl
– a Batman doll for The Boy
– small ornaments for family and teacher gifts
* I have most of the yarn on-hand already for these projects.
> NONE OF THIS ONE HAPPENED. NOT EVEN A LITTLE. I’M JUST NOT A GIFTMAS KNITTER. 0% accomplished
♥ Knit 4 pairs of socks for myself out of existing stash. At least 2 should be self-striping.
> I MANAGED 2 PAIR: 1 WAS SELF-STRIPING. 50% accomplished
♥ Knit my winter coat. (This will be a 30 point project due to the amount of work and complexity. Point system to be detailed later in this post.)
> I DREW DIAGRAMS AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT…DOES THAT COUNT? NO? 0% accomplished
♥ Knit The Husband’s socks before he leaves on his business trip. He has US size 13 feet: hold me, kittens.
>BUSINESS TRIP WAS CANCELLED. SOCKS WERE STARTED TOP-DOWN. NEED TO RIP AND RESTART TOE-UP. 0% accomplished
♥ Design a Shiba Inu toy and write up pattern.
> NOPE. 0% accomplished
♥ Finish Goodale sweater plus at least 2 others from stash.
> GOODALE. CHECK. POMME DE PIN. CHECK. 3RD SWEATER…LIKELY NOT FINISHED BY END OF DECEMBER. 67% accomplished
♥ Finish The Boy’s wide stripes blanket.
> NOT FINISHED, BUT COULD BE. ~90% accomplished
♥ Finish the queen sized bed quilt.
> NOPE. DID DO A LITTLE MORE QUILTING HERE AND THERE. 55% accomplished
♥ Start new king sized bed quilt.
> NOPE. 0% accomplished
♥ Cross stitch 2012’s Dessert of the Month sampler and start on 2013’s Woodland Sampler.
> 2012 DESSERT SAMPLER. CHECK. 2013 WOODLAND SAMPLER. NOT STARTED…YET. THIS ONE IS VAGUE AND COULD BE EASILY DONE BEFORE THE END OF NEXT MONTH. 50% accomplished
♥ Only purchase yarn that has been earned with the “points system” to help keep stash in numbers low this year. The system is a little rough, but I think it could work.
> AHAHAHAHAHA. POINTS SYSTEM WAS A DEFINITE FAIL. I STASHED SUPER HARD EARLY ON. I DID GET BETTER THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR. 0% accomplished
There are a lot of zero percents on that list and no one hundreds, but it does look like, overall, I managed to knock out some large goals I had wanted to accomplish in the year. If you add what I wanted to get done with what I had actually gotten done…I’ve been pretty productive. It’s looking good so far. Maybe I can turn one or two of those into 100%ers. ^_^
If you made goals, have you revisited them, kittens? How have you done? Did your focus change over the course of the year?