Before you even come near me today, I’m going to warn you that I have had a particularly terrible April, and my resolutions are not going to be even slightly achieved. With that in mind, I’m going to keep things for May fairly free – I seem to be hitting that ‘oh my, it’s nearly summer’ decrease in knitting productivity…
So, here’s what went down (or rather, didn’t) in April. To find out what other people are up to on Ravelry, check out Resolutions Monthly.
April 2015 Resolutions
I was feeling rather enthusiastic when I set these…perhaps that was part of the problem!
- Follow running schedule – I’m only just on track for the half-marathon in September, and I’m not sure how I’m currently feeling about the Nike Women’s 10K in June…the schedule says I will be running 12km regularly by then, but it hasn’t been good and I’ve had to rewrite the whole thing. I have no sick days left…which means I’ve taken two months off training over the last five months, which is no good!
- Send baby jumper to New Zealand – I sent it off and the little kiwi was born on the 29th of April! His name is Oliver, and I’m in love. I don’t think the jumper has arrived yet though.
- Cast on a new pair of socks – I cast them on – I thought I was doing worse on this resolution, as I remembered it as being “finish” a new pair of socks, so that’s a relief!
- Write learners pattern – nope.
- Publish boxes with cards in it – nope.
I can’t say specifically what made me fail on those last two, or why my running has been so sketchy in April. I’m going to change tack slightly for May and see if that helps. I think getting out of the house regularly will help me on a number of different things, so I’m going to start doing reports for you!
I’m going to get more specific on the next month’s resolutions than I have in a long time, and see what happens. I started doing fewer each month about a year ago when my mental health started deteriorating significantly. Here’s to progress!
May 2015 Resolutions
Here’s the list:
- Turn the heel on Masokisi
- Finish Naloa
- Finish first half of alpaca fibre
- Sew together hexipuffs for Tonks
- Learn one new technique on my loom
- Make John’s birthday present
- Make Nico’s birthday present
- Make Mum’s birthday present
- Mend dungarees
- Mend sweater
- Make Tonks a new bed
- Do at least seven hours of leisure craft a week
I think that will do! I have never, ever had this many resolutions before, and I’m interested to know how it will affect me. There are lots of birthdays coming up, so I’m going to have to make sure I’m organised!
I’ve also been thinking about doing a link party for Resolutions. However, this will not be free and I have to watch my finances carefully now (because Plutonium Muffins is now a limited company donchaknow) so I don’t want to cough up and do it without knowing whether or not it will be used. Do you think you would join in on a monthly resolutions link party?