First, I will share the knitting and spinning the goals that I posted at the end of the year on Ravelry:
- Finish at least 12 projects. My number of finished objects decreased dramatically after my move. I would like to bring it back up to at least resemble what I accomplished in past years.
- Finish everything currently in my Ravelry queue. That would get me 2 lace shawls, 2 sweaters, a scarf/shawlette, and a pair of socks.
- Use up all of the remaining commercial yarn in my stash. That would give me, in addition to the things in my queue, 3 pairs of socks, something cashmere, and possibly one other item, because I may have mismatched the yarn I intend for a colorwork sweater in my queue.
- Spin one colorway per month, until I run out of small batches, then at least 4 oz per month. I should run out of small batches sometime in the 3rd quarter, and then spin at least one large project worth of yarn.
- Cold sheep yarn until I run out of commercial yarn. Exceptions only for project completion.
- Cold sheep fiber all year. I must start processing my unprocessed fibers and spinning my large batches. Possible limited exception for a local fiber festival.
- Knit at least one item using handspun for every four projects. If all I accomplish is the 12 projects above, then this will be 3 projects using handspun. I will knit the one handspun project currently in my queue, and the two remaining projects not accounted for by my commercial yarns will be handspun, which will mean that I could cold sheep fo the entire year. If I knit more than 12 projects, and I use up all of my commercial yarns, I can buy new yarn.
- Minimize pattern & book purchases. I will buy some books and magazines to show support for my LYS, but I will keep these to a minimum and use the patterns I already own first.
- Knit 1 hour a day. I used to knit more than I do now, and I want to get back to knitting more often.
I also want to recommit to my past goals:
- Finish other unfinished projects not related to knitting. I think I should concentrate on sewing, especially as I am behind in the Crepe Sew-Along.
- No new hobbies.
- Use my craft supply stash. No buying just because I might use it in the future.
- Make more bread.
- Continue to decrease my consumption of processed food.
- Continue to buy organic, free range meats and eggs. This has been trickier since my move. I need to be clearer on my sources.
- Continue to eat local in-season vegetables -- especially difficult in winter. I am looking forward to the re-opening of the Eastern Market in the spring. Cooking veggies is a bit harder now, since Scott doesn't like as many things as I do.
- Continue to choose local options for cheese, wine, beer, etc.
- More canning & freezing. I hope that rather than giving away much of our garden bounty, we can use it to help see us through the winter.
- Make any new clothing or buy from small producers/handmade or second hand. This goal worked well for mein 2010, and I am hoping to continue it.
- Declutter. Letting go of things I don't use has ben freeing. I would like to pare down to only the things we use and love.
Of course, the other main goal is:
- Get a job or go back to school. I should start sending applications out presently.