Seriously. I did not make this up. Holy-run-on-sentence-of-excitement-and-disbelief-Batman!
Who am I to question the advice of people whose previous advice is getting me better? Really?
I made crafty goals for this past year simple, because we knew life was going to happen in a big way in 2016.
Knit more: Yup! I knit 14,975 yards of finished objects last year. A little less than 2015, but the serious uptick in spinning balanced this out.
- Knit more.
- Spin more.
- Sew more.
- Design, if I feel so compelled.How will I know if I've met these goals?
- 20,000 yards in FOs (one of these days, I'm gonna hit that goal!!)
- More sweaters & socks
- Work from my queue
- Work from my stash
- Work my hand-spun as I finish it (don't save it for the queen!)
- 11 hats
- 9 pairs of socks, including the hubs' first pair
- 8 cowls and shawls, including a handspun/handknit cowl for the hubs
- 4 sweaters
- 2 pairs of mitts
Not my greatest garment year - more sweaters will be a goal for forever, I think. Same goes for socks! I did knit up quite a bit of stash and knocked several projects out of my queue, so that's a win. 6 of my FOs were knit with my handspun, a good percentage!
|I can't decide which of these ridiculous pictures of this cowl makes me happier...|
|... but it is warm and cozy! Even if I kinda look like a nun here.|
- 12 braids
- 1 sample
- 1 sweater quantity!!!
|I'm so stinking proud of this yarn!|
The links above go to search results for this year's FOs on Rav, if you want to look at all the pretty pictures.
If you're following along with the math above, I worked 21,847 yards of finished projects/yarn last year! That's over 12 miles! I finally managed to hit that 20K goal!!! happy dance
Design, if I feel so compelled: I didn't feel compelled, so I didn't. I'm okay with that. Creativity has to find you working, but when you're too tired to work, the creativity seldom comes. And I'm not gonna beat myself up for that.
All in all, a good year, especially considering all the strides that were made in other parts of our life!