If you make a list of items you intend to work on, strive toward, and (gasp!) successfully accomplish within a certain time frame, but you do it in December - can you avoid calling them Resolutions? Well, if it's your blog, I would say the answer is yes! :)
The following "2009 Goals" are all related to my craft. The Life List is a work in progress...don't ask.
I may or may not come back and update this, but here is what I've got so far (with some knit pics mixed in to add some color):
Reduce my carbon footprint:
- Print patterns only when I'm ready to actually make an item; this is one of the lynchpins to my ultimate goal of keeping a cleaner more organized work and craft space (somehow the craft bleeds over into the work area quite consistently, go figure.)
- Use more naturally made and animal fiber yarns; I really don't know the science here, but if a yarn is 100% plastics-based and flammable to boot, I'm open to all options that will justify me replacing it with a woollier or furrier alternative.
- Get at least 3 more sweaters from Goodwill to unravel and re-fashion into something great.
- Go one full quarter without buying a magazine, pattern booklet, or knitting book.
- Go one full quarter without printing a pattern; naturally I can make things by viewing the patterns on screen, but similar to Goal #1 this will mean less paper stacked up around me - and perhaps more FOs will be piled up around me instead?
Find my style:
- Select projects from each of these categories to knit for myself: socks, sweater, hat, shawl/wrap/stole. The intent here is to find just the right fit and style for my body type and my (sorely lacking) fashion sense
- Swatch, knit, repeat
- Learn and try at least 5 new techniques in knitting and/or crochet. I anticipate that this will go hand-in-hand with the previous Goal of finding my style
- Attend a workshop or class through my LYS or a store I find while traveling.
Grow the business for my new Etsy Shop - Taaa Daaaaaaa!!
A joint venture with my girl Tangodiva. Think outside the brand - buy handmade!
That's as far as I've reached in the thinking process. I'm sure there will be more to come because overachieving with list MAKING is one of my specialities.