It’s the time of the year again – the beginning of a new month and time to set my resolutions for April 2014. Before I start on that though, I thought I would look back at last year and how things went in April 2013.
April 2013 Resolutions
My resolutions were:
- Knit three different sock patterns.
- Knit something with beads in it.
- Find a suitable pattern for Wonder-Mum‘s Big Birthday.
- Make a wool hackle.
It’s really interesting looking at these because it is a mark of how far I have come in the last year. I failed on all four of these – I knitted one sock pattern (Cadence), and have still not knitted anything with beads in it. Nor do I own a wool hackle. I did find a suitable pattern for Wonder-Mum’s birthday, but it was one I’d picked out years ago and I only decided on it a few weeks ago and now don’t have time to make it.
I think it’s a really good reminder to myself to go back and have a look at this – because I have been worrying I’m not giving myself enough goals (I’m very much a ‘get home and have a nap…ALL NIGHT’ kind of person) but it’s important to remember I’m setting myself achievable goals. With that in mind, I can think back to March 2014….
March 2014 Resolutions
So my resolutions last month were:
I did fairly well – I didn’t get to the lace section on Erquy, but I did get 2/3rds of the way there. I got to the sleeves on Garland and I certainly worked on some long-term projects, with two FO’s and some substantial progress on the Gigantic Blankie. I also learned to crochet – so March was busy and successful!
I’ve now decided on my April 2014 Resolutions…
April 2014 Resolutions
With achievable at the helm, we have the following.
- Complete 17th stripe in Erquy
- Finish Granny Squares Galore (crochet)
- Work on existing projects but DO NOT CAST ON ANY NEW PROJECTS.
The third one is particularly important – I don’t know if I could even complete a single sleeve of Garland, so I don’t want to set anything specific for that, and the same for Gigantic Blankie. Given that I cast on Hitchhiker and Granny Squares Galore in March, I want to give myself that restriction so that I can start MAY with a clear conscience that any lingering bits have been worked on.
And yes, I have an FO to reveal on Friday!
So that’s it for now. Don’t forget to check out the Resolutions Group on Ravelry to make your own and have a productive month!