#2010 Recap

In a little less than 24 hours we will say goodbye to 2010 and say hello to 2011. In this post, I will reflect on my crafting year.

I feel as if I had some success this year and some massive failures.

2010 Challenge Review:

When I came up with this idea to challenge myself. I didn't have any real goals. I just said that I would try to make things that I haven't done or haven't been able to do in the past, so I guess I completed by challenge by making a pair of socks, making the trial runs of the bsj, using patterns (something I never do), learning how to dye yarn and...hmmm...what else...I know there had to be more. I guess not.

I am going to pat myself on the back for 15 seconds for making the socks, but that is about it, cause Olivia is still sweaterless and I didn't make anything with cables or learn how to color knit. Considering I didn't give myself any real goal expect for do things that I never done before I guess I completed the challenge. I guess I just expected more from myself. O well, you live and you learn. I guess I better really think about the 2011 challenge.

  • Launched this blog
  • Finally figured out why Raverly is sooooooooo awesome
  • Made new knitting buddies (in real life and online) - Hey Rachel, Jan, Jackie, Miguel and Deena!
  • Over 400 people have viewed my knitting a lifeline video on YouTube. The funny thing is that I put that video up to teach friends how to create lifelines. I haven't done anything to promote this video. Who knew that other people would find it useful?
  • Organized a knitters take over the Q Train meetup - we didn't take over the entire train, but we did take up most of a car :)
  • Discovered new yarns
  • Finished 9.5 objects
  • Cataloged most of my yarn stash, finished objects and current projects

Finished Objects:
  • Lucy Scarf - I am using it
  • UGLY Blue and White Slipper Socks - Gave them to Amanda
  • Dyed Yarn - Not sure if I can consider this a fo, because I didn't make anything with the yarn; I just dyed it.

Almost Finished Objects:

  • Can't get rid of my knitter's block
  • Cable Black Hat - For Mr. Crawford - Kept jacking up the pattern - Frogged
  • Gray Meandering Ribbed Scarf - For Mr. Crawford - Didn't think it was long enough, so I pulled it out and was to keep knitting it, but realized I pulled it out from the wrong end and ruined it. - Frogged
  • Keep buying yarn and not doing anything with it
  • Green Sock - Didn't have point protectors on my needles and lost my sock :( - Frogged

On a whole I am happy with my 2010 crafting year, but I really need to make my 2010 knitting challenge a real challenge with real measurable goals. I guess I should start writing them down now, so I can share them with you in my next post.
Until then enjoy the rest of 2010!

1 comment:

  1. Well I think you did great, but I might be a little bias.

    Goals are a great thing because they keep you on track and give you something concrete to work towards. Make sure in those goals you include something you have always dreamed of doing. It can be awesome, mind blowing and really rewarding.

    On my 45th birthday I sky dived and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. And not only because I was so close to sky ( or at least it seemed)or floating in mid air, or because when I saw my sister ( at least what I thought was her)a little yellow dot below. It was because it was one of things I have always, always wanted to do. Something new. Something outside of my comfort zone. Something off my "bucket list".

    I challenge all of you to do something this new year, 2011. Do something you always wanted to do and either did not have courage or "time" to do. Believe me, it will make you feel wonderful. It make your life better, it will make your heart smile. Hey even pick up the phone and call someone you have not spoken to in a will, volunteer, learn a new language....

    Every time I look at the video of my dive (that my sister had to convince me to get)(thx), my heart smiles.

    This year I want to go white water rafting ( although my sister says I'd better learn how to swim first :).

    So what are you going to do?


    Maybe I better get my own blog ;)