2010 Fiber Resolutions

But first a look back at my 2009 fiber resolutions…

So here was my list for 2009:

  • Iā€™d like to get my WIPs under some sort of control.
  • Make a least one sweater/cardigan thingy for Me ME MEEEEE!!!! And crochet/knit for me more in general! LOL
  • Learn knitted fair isle/stranding or at least attempt learning it.
  • Start Christmas gifts NOW!
  • Write and offer at least 3 new patterns.
  • Spin more!

I didn’t do tooooo badly. LOL I didn’t get my WIPs under control at all. They actually got worse! Unless you count the number I put into hibernation as getting under control. šŸ˜‰ I never did finish the cardigan for myself either. In fact, I think I’m going to frog it and start over. It’s been so long since I’ve looked at it now that I doubt I could figure out where I was on it, so better to start again. I think. I did at least start a lot more projects for myself…even if I didn’t finish them. I didn’t get anywhere near close to knitting fair isle. I did start Christmas gifts early, but didn’t finish any. I got a new spindle and did start some more spinning, but again, didn’t get very far. And I officially only offered 2 new patterns. Sooooo, I didn’t do as well as I thought after all! Humpf!

But I think getting a pattern published in Interweave Crochet…and on the cover!…more than makes up for my other fiber failings. Non? LOL

OK, maybe my goals were too lofty? So this year I should be more reasonable…right? Nah! That wouldn’t be very Hopelessly Overcommitted of me would it? šŸ˜‰

So let’s see…for 2010…

  • I think I should try the WIPs thing again. Maybe I just need to go through all the WIPs and hibernating projects and decide…frog or finish!
  • I would still like to make a wearable piece for myself.
  • I want to finish the big Christmas gift I started last year, but never got to finish. If I get any other Christmas gifts finished, it’d be a bonus.
  • I’d like to spin at least half of the fiber stash I currently own. I don’t have a big stash, so this shouldn’t be too hard. And it would give me an excuse to buy more pretty fibers! šŸ˜‰
  • And write and offer at least 3 new patterns. (What can I say, I like the number 3!)

Still a little lofty when you consider how crazy my non-fiber life has become over the last year. And this year, it will likely get even crazier. I’m still teaching Art Awareness for Jitterfrog’s class for the rest of this school year. The twins may start preschool sometime this year (still haven’t decided). Plus our Cub Scout pack has just had another pack merge with us, so we have more than doubled our pack size in a year! Thing 1, my daughter, wants to start gymnastics or ballet…she hasn’t completely decided which yet. Jitterfrog is thinking soccer this year. And I’m still hoping to reclaim some space to get back to my other non-fiber crafts. So, even without fiber, it should be a pretty busy year! Can’t wait to see! šŸ˜€

Happy Crafting! šŸ˜€

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