- Set more realistic (knitting) goals
- Appreciate what you accomplish (in your knitting)
- Learn new (knitting) skills. The main skill I want to tackle this year is steeking.
- Improve on what you know (about knitting). I feel confident in a lot of my basic knitting skills, but I’ve noticed how much certain things have improved just by knitting more regularly and being conscious of them. For example, my tubular cast ons and cast offs tend to be a bit wonky and loose, but I have been consciously working to adjust the tension on my last couple of projects and have seen great improvements. Similarly for my fair isle work, I want to practice working with multiple colors and maintaining an even tension.
- Publish a knitting pattern. I’ve had a very simple but very lovely hat on the needles for about a year now. It needs to be reknit because of gauge issues, and I need to do some research on decreasing in pattern. These two things have prevented me from finishing the project and beginning the process of writing up the pattern. It’s my goal this year to finish this hat and publish it on my blog as a free pattern. For those curious, it’s the Grecian Plait Tuque I talked about a while back.
- Knit at least one sweater, one pair of socks, and one pair of gloves (I’ve never knit gloves before!)
- Return to this list throughout the year to reflect on. Some of these goals are general life goals and some of these are knitting-specific goals, but I want to be more mindful of goals throughout the year, without worrying about whether or not I’m meeting all of them perfectly.
And that’s it! Maybe it’s a bit late for a goals post, but, really, my blog, my rules. I hope you’re all having a good January filled with yarn-y goodness!