Aloha. Are you a maker of resolutions and/or goals? I usually am not because I know I’ll fail them. And while I generally have a mental list of this and that, they get forgotten since I tend to fly by the seat of my pants from project to project.
This year I want to make myself more accountable. Before last year ended, I read a few wonderful posts by, for example, Shelia and Bryan. They each reflected upon the word(s) that represented their 2015 and then proceeded on to talk about the word that would represent their 2016.
I did not intend to participate but while reading posts, this word popped into my head:
Definition: to attempt to do or accomplish
I’ve had these mental lists of knitting and baking I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. You’ve heard me mention them before – bucket lists. So this year, I’m posting out loud these goals to kick my butt into action.
#1: Harvest by Tin Can Knits – I’ve already mentioned this pattern back in November. I aimed to participate in NaKniSweMo but that didn’t happen because holiday knitting took over with all the bumps I had encountered. So I am determined to move on in this WIP as STITCHES West is in 43 days!
#2: Designing – This ambition of mine has been knocking around in my heart for ages. I have done some casual designing for gifts but not any to put myself out there as a designer. I think it’s time, yeah?
#3: Idlewood by Cecily Glowik Macdonald – I bought this pattern in January 2011. Can you believe it’s been sitting in my library for five years? I did attempt to knit this but got bored at that time. So I frogged it and used the yarn for something else.
#4: A top-down raglan sweater – I only have a Target, 100% cotton sweater and a GAP with minimal, lavender striping. I like to layer these with chambray shirts. With the Target one, I also add a statement necklace. I’ve been dying to knit myself a pullover. I might use Brick by Clare Lee. As much as I loved knitting up Flax for my niece and nephew, I want a plain sweater because I’m going to probably stripe a bit on the arms toward the cuffs.
#5: Primrose Ascot by Pam Powers – This is the scarf I had fallen in love with when Andi had featured it in her blog giveaway. Because I luckily won the free book, I so want to knit this up for myself.
#6: A stranded, color-yoked jumper – I don’t know which pattern will fulfill this goal, but I have several patterns in my bundle for future deliberation.
(in any order)
#1: Cream Puffs
#2: Cake – small & layered
#5: Pie from scratch
#7: Shortbread Cookies – a second edition
#8: Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
#9: Sugar Cookies, iced
Do you have any crafting or cooking goals for 2016? If so, pls share.
Before I sign off, I want to throw out a quick ☆*･゜ﾟ･*(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆ mahalo to those of you who took the time to listen to the podcast. I personally think it’s fun to actually hear the voice of a blogging friend, yeah? And speaking of podcasts, Fred of Teaching Bites, suggested a few to E and me the last time they were all down here. I just listened to 99% Invisible’s podcast on Bone Music while doing my knitting stretches. It was a good one.