I want to finish more projects, and spend my craft dollars more thoughtfully. I hop around a lot and have way too many going on, but I want to finish up more things. And, I have a plan.
- I will knit from my stash unless it’s for a swap or a gift.
I will not buy yarn without a specific purpose in mind, and I will shop the stash first when choosing things to make.
I will not buy more fiber for spinning until the 12+ pounds I have now is completed. (and knitted!)
Sock yarn does count. I have more of it than I really need considering I don’t produce an astounding number of socks.
I need to stop buying so many knitting books. I have a ton as it is, and my craft time is more scarce.
Now, no woman is an island, and sometimes these resolutions can feel harsh. So to help with that, I have the following amendments and exceptions. I am hopeful that by not telling myself “NO!” right out, I won’t feel restricted and rebel against my own guidelines.
- I will not flog myself and want to die with guilt if I do end up buying some yarn. (It’s nice to be able to have yarn to remember a vacation and I don’t plan on stopping that habit. And there is a sweater I want to make this year that I know I do not have the yarn for and no reasonable substitute either.)
I can spend 50 dollars on fiber at MSW, but that. is. it.
If I like, can knit AND wear more than 5 patterns in a book, then I can consider buying it.
Ok, those are my spending goals. Now let’s take a look at the actual crafting goals.
These items need to be finished or ripped:
Sari Silk Scarf
Skyscraper sock 2
Secret Skwerl Socks
Things I want to knit:
(why yes, some of these are repeats from last year)
Simpled Knitted Bodice
Entrelac Fish Mittens
A second Anemoi Mitten
Pomatomus Socks for me
Koolhas (one for me, one for shmoo)
Shedir (for me this time)
Fingertipless gloves for shmoo
Sketchbook Cover by Veronik Avery
Aspen Top-Down Sweater
A stole using my WitW Golddust
Wisp (2 of them most likely)
Rainbow Brite Socks (jaywalkers?)