I realized a few weeks ago that I had started to avoid the Sunday ritual of posting my YOP update. I’ve also realized that it has started making me avoid my blog and our Rav group. This is all unfortunate, since I really like blogging, and I am a group Mod. Also, I really like the idea of having my knitting goals laid out before me so I can plan things.
But sometimes even the best laid plans need to be revamped. It was almost two years ago that I realized that there were other knitters who thought that the crazy idea of a Year of Projects wasn’t that crazy, and thus the idea and the group was formed, and off we went. For a long time, it really worked for me. Then, in the last few months it stopped. I’ve actually come to hate the list a little bit, and got really bored with posting the same updates every week.
Clearly there was a huge problem. I thought about stepping down from the group. I thought about not blogging anymore. Neither of those options felt like the right option. So I created a new option. I realized that the YOP police weren’t going to break down my door if I admitted to mostly abandoning my list, and I remembered why I proposed this group at the start – to build a community that encouraged each other. And we have a great community that I still am interested in being part of.
So with that in mind, here’s my new and improved (for me) Year of Projects List inspired by my BFF and Nerd Wars. The first Sunday of each month I will post my knitting goals for the month. Some things will be off my list (as I am not removing it) and some things will not be. I won’t be posting the whole list every week, but will continue to update the page. I will still also be keeping track of what comes and goes out of my stash. I will update each week on Sundays but those posts will have a much smaller focus. Until I have more time I am also not going to worry about posting finished objects only on Fridays. If something is finished it will be posted on Sundays and if I have time during the week I will post more often.
February 2013 Goals
1. Finish Mum’s Socks
2. Finish Jaywalkers
4. Barndom (this may be a stretch but I’ll give it a shot).
5. Wurm hat (I realize it doesn’t look anything like a hat now)!!
And if all that happens then I’ll hopefully finish the hood of Roam.
Balls in/Balls out
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with everyone. Hope you all have a great fibre filled week.