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2016 Goals Round Up

2016 has been quite the year. I moved, and did quite a few other things. But lets look back  at all the things I plotted back out in Jan.

 

Knitting Goals

1. Year of the Sweater- One Sweater every two months *finger crossed*  – Royale started body is about 3″ still.   Cabeladabra became my Rhinebeck sweater and there was really just lots of frogging otherwise.  Stonecutter, and Kitra both need to be tried again. I do have part of Ommegang and part of Artichoke french again in black.  I mean that is six sweaters attempted….

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2. A pair of socks – A girl can dream – apparently it wasn’t that far fetched. Two pairs of socks done.  Three more on the needles, because my startitis is strong. 

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Spinning Goals

1. Learn supported spindling
2. Get a supported Spindle and bowl 

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3. Spinning down the fiber stash or at least spin more than I take in.   Well I added a little to the stash at VKL but have quite a few spindles in progress so maybe? I haven’t finished anything yet  but have five or six projects going right now.  So that would be staying on track sorta-ish. 

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Sewing Goals 

1. Finish my Dress
2. Sew some new bag styles

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3. Learn some new skills
4. Sew more in general

Shop Goals

1. Continue to grow the inventory (I’d like to add notions and other sized bags to the shop as well) Done!
2. New Logo (More a new take on the current owl than a full revamp) – Have contacted an artist and everything!

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3. A couple more craft shows, still looking for the holiday market that fits
4. Better tracking of things to make 2016 taxes easier.

Life Things

1. Organize Stashes (Fabric, Yarn, Fiber, Beads) – they were packed does that count
2. Go through the wardrobe and donate/trash clothes – First round done 
3. Donate some books
4. Pack
5. Move

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12 in 2016
1. Captain America Baby Blanket  – Done! Gifted
2.  Another large wrap shawl like Color affection (Lilli Pilli started)

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3.  Luxury Handspun Hat Continued
4. Stonecutter  – Tried so hard, and got so far but in the end it doesn’t even matter
5. Handspun Mitts – Mixed with Mithril

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6. A chunky cowl
7. A heirloom lace shawl
8. Double my memories blanket (not a single square added all year whoops!)
9.  A mystery KAL
10.  Handspun Hat (Still at the spinning stage) Can we count a hand dyed hat?
11.  Bring back Christmas Gift Knitting – (I have ideas at least now- so progress)
12. Christmas Ornaments – One done  and gifted 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope however you chose to wrap up your 2016 you had the kind of night you wanted. I think burning the ashes of the past year may become a regular tradition.

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Though I am also pondering some positive version of this.  But as the new year starts, new ideas are forming. I would love to do less frogging next year. But I have a cake to bake, Happy New Year everyone!

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Another Quarter Another Update

Homes are changing, boxes packed, apartments emptied. I packed all the books. I lost count once I surpassed 20 boxes of books, because really, did I need to keep counting? I donated, a few shelves worth, and still the movers were all “so you like reading eh?” Though we did end up having a conversation about comics that was pretty fun.

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Knitting Goals

1. Year of the Sweater- One Sweater every two months *finger crossed*  – Royale started body is about 3″ still.  I’ve also started Cabeladabra and that is growing quickly. It is already about 8 inches. 

 

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2. A pair of socks – A girl can dream – apparently it wasn’t that far fetched. Two pairs of socks done. 

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Spinning Goals

1. Learn supported spindling
2. Get a supported Spindle and bowl 

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3. Spinning down the fiber stash or at least spin more than I take in.   Well I added a little to the stash at VKL but have quite a few spindles in progress so maybe? I haven’t finished anything yet  but have five or six projects going right now.  So that would be staying on track sorta. 

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Sewing Goals 

1. Finish my Dress
2. Sew some new bag styles

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3. Learn some new skills
4. Sew more in general

Shop Goals

1. Continue to grow the inventory (I’d like to add notions and other sized bags to the shop as well)
2. New Logo (More a new take on the current owl than a full revamp) – Have contacted an artist and everything!
3. A couple more craft shows, still looking for the holiday market that fits
4. Better tracking of things to make 2016 taxes easier.

Life Things

1. Organize Stashes (Fabric, Yarn, Fiber, Beads) – they were packed does that count
2. Go through the wardrobe and donate/trash clothes – First round done 
3. Donate some books
4. Pack
5. Move

12 in 2016
1. Captain America Baby Blanket  – Done! Gifted
2.  Another large wrap shawl like Color affection
3.  Luxury Handspun Hat Continued
4. Stonecutter
5. Handspun Mitts – Mixed with Mithril

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6. A chunky cowl
7. A heirloom lace shawl
8. Double my memories blanket
9. A mystery KAL
10.  Handspun Hat (Still at the spinning stage)
11.  Bring back Christmas Gift Knitting
12. Christmas Ornaments – One done  and gifted 

 

Quarterly Update

Time seems to be flying, and plans are changing, but I’m still as usual mindful of my goals in general and am a bit surprised to see that I have been making progress even if it doesn’t always feel like I am giving enough time to my crafting life.

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But general life is also changing so i’m adding to the goals.  I’m moving this summer, so that’s a big thing that has to be planned and organized.  Especially as a crafter.  There are a lot of things to pack and move. Have I mentioned I have a lot of books? I mean a lot of books.

 

Knitting Goals

1. Year of the Sweater- One Sweater every two months *finger crossed*  – Royale started body is about 3″ right now. 

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2. A pair of socks – A girl can dream –I have joined the box of sox kal in a hope for additional motivation. 

Spinning Goals

1. Learn supported spindling
2. Get a supported Spindle and bowl 

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3. Spinning down the fiber stash or at least spin more than I take in.   Well I added a little to the stash at VKL but have quite a few spindles in progress so maybe? I haven’t finished anything yet  but have five or six projects going right now.  So that would be staying on track sorta. 

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Sewing Goals 

1. Finish my Dress
2. Sew some new bag styles
3. Learn some new skills
4. Sew more in general

Shop Goals

1. Continue to grow the inventory (I’d like to add notions and other sized bags to the shop as well)
2. New Logo (More a new take on the current owl than a full revamp) – Have contacted an artist and everything!
3. A couple more craft shows, still looking for the holiday market that fits
4. Better tracking of things to make 2016 taxes easier.

 

Life Things

1. Organize Stashes (Fabric, Yarn, Fiber, Beads)
2. Go through the wardrobe and donate/trash clothes – First round done 
3. Donate some books
4. Pack
5. Move

12 in 2016
1. Captain America Baby Blanket  – Done! Gifted
2.  Another large wrap shawl like Color affection
3.  Luxury Handspun Hat Continued
4. Stonecutter
5. Handspun Mitts – Mixed with Mithril

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6. A chunky cowl
7. A heirloom lace shawl
8. Double my memories blanket
9. A mystery KAL
10.  Handspun Hat (Still at the spinning stage)
11.  Bring back Christmas Gift Knitting
12. Christmas Ornaments

2016 Goals: A Start

So with the fact that my knitting and working schedule is changing of course I am aiming for some of my more elaborate goals this year.  So what’s first up? I’d like this to be the year of the sweater. Possibly another sweater dress. I have plenty  of sweater quantities of yarn so I just have to get knitting.

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I say a start as I think I will add more to the list but, I want to keep it at least a bit realistic. Besides the fact that the first knitting goal is a huge undertaking alone. That will have to be broken out into its own post.

Knitting Goals

1. Year of the Sweater- One Sweater every two months *finger crossed* 
2. A pair of socks – A girl can dream

Spinning Goals

1. Learn supported spindling
2. Get a supported Spindle and bowl
3. Spinning down the fiber stash or at least spin more than I take in My booth at VKLive is so close to Loop. This may end badly. 

Sewing Goals 

1. Finish my Dress
2. Sew some new bag styles
3. Learn some new skills
4. Sew more in general

Shop Goals

1. Continue to grow the inventory (I’d like to add notions and other sized bags to the shop as well)
2. New Logo (More a new take on the current owl than a full revamp)
3. A couple more craft shows, still looking for the holiday market that fits

 

12 in 2016
1. Captain America Baby Blanket
2.  Another large wrap shawl like Color affection
3.  Luxury Handspun Hat Continued
4. Stonecutter
5. Handspun Mitts
6. A chunky cowl
7. A heirloom lace shawl
8. Double my memories blanket
9. A mystery KAL
10.  Handspun Hat (Still at the spinning stage)
11.  Bring back Christmas Gift Knitting
12. Christmas Ornaments

Everything Changes

Happy New Year! It’s Jan, 1st. And I’ve been thinking all about changes.  Mostly I have been hearing some very familiar narration “The twenty-first century is when everything changes. And you’ve got to be ready.”

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Torchwood references aside, this year is already starting on a very different note for me.  Gone is the multi-hour commute and instead its a multi-minute commute. I now work remotely and while I have been doing it a few weeks there has been a learning curve. The biggest one so far has been  making time for crafting. All that time I tended to work to and from work is gone, and while I wouldn’t change it for anything, I need to work out a new balance.

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I have a lot of plots and plans for 2o16, and we’ll see how they all turn out but a big one is setting up a new general crafting schedule.  Things are changing and the only thing to do, is to change with them and that as always is the plan. Balance is going to be a big thing going forward this year.