I think it's time to publish my knitting goals for 2011. 2011 is the last year of my 101 in 1001 list, that means the knitting goals I have listed there must be finished this year. Therefore most of my goals will be from that list, but I also have a few new things, or goals set higher than in the 101 list. Let's take a look:
- Stashbust 100 balls from stash
- Get and keep stash under 5 kilos
Why this? As you might have noticed I've read a lot about minimalism and decluttering the last year, and have as result started striving towards a life with less stuff and more experiences. For that, the now 11 kilo stash is just too much. I want to be able to fit all my yarn into the three bins I have bought for the stash, and I want them nicely filled, not overflowing. My guess is, to achieve that the stash should be under 5 kilos.
I also want to knit loads this year (see the goals below), so 100 balls should be an achievable yet challenging goal.
- When obtaining yarn, focus on ecological, reclaimed, and / or second hand yarns
I am vegetarian, I am very much for sustainable living, I don't drive, I eat and buy organic - I think it's time my knitting habit got ecological and sustainable, too. In my retrospective 2010 I noticed I have been using a lot of recycled yarns for projects, really without noticing it. This year I want to make that conscious and really make an effort to tread lightly on this planet also when I'm knitting.
- Knit a sexy thing
- knit a Drupal hat
- knit a linen shawl
- knit real gloves and
- knit a skirt
These are goals taken directly from my 101 list. Anyone know a good pattern for a linen shawl? I have about 150 grams of laceweight linen in my stash to be used for that purpose.
- Knit 50 things for charity
50 things for charity is a big deal for me. I plan on making small items, like preemie socks and hats, and cat toy mice, but it will still need quite some effort to knit these things. I plan on keeping close track of my progress and let you know how I'm doing!
Have you made any knitting goals for 2011?
Good goals, and I've no doubt you'll reach them. :)
Wow, that's an impressive list of knitting goals. I had a very ambitious list last year but this year I'm just going to knit what I feel like when I feel like it -- I'm resolved to knit more slowly I guess.
Go for it! Very cool to plan so much charity knitting.
Thanks! It is a pretty challenging list for me this year, but I'm determined :)
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