When I first started secretly blogging in 2007 (yes, I still have a top secret blog hanging out on Blogger), I kept a list of works in progress (WIPs) that I dreamed of converting to FOs (finished objects). Here I set forth a list of 25 crafting goals (some extremely ambitious, others down right lazy) that I hope to complete by May 1, 2012. I hope that by presenting the list to the public, I will have a better completion rate .
The list (in no particular order):
Personal crafting goals
- Complete my end of the wedding quilt gift. (Don’t ask.)
- Work my way through Crochet Master Class. Instead of using the patterns, I’d like to create my own project (for myself and/or for teaching) for each technique/skill in the book.
- Make a sweater that a man will actually wear.
- Make two projects from (or inspired by) Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.
- Customize an awesome apron. Or at least use an apron. (Ideally, I would make a fabulous apron, but at the very least I can dye and/or embroider something onto the canvas apron I purchased at Michaels.)
- Make something fitted for my mom and my sister for the holidays (or their birthdays).
- Finish reading The Knitter’s Handbook.
- Finish reading The Complete Family Sewing Book.
- Read Knitting from the Top.
- Make myself a sewn skirt.
- Create a contemporary interpretation of at least one project from my Spring-Summer 1966 issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts.
- Continue to destash and keep my newly created crafting space organized.
- Really learn to use MacStitch for crochet designs. (Danged Manga Cross Stitch got me hooked!)
- Make at least two custom fit pet gifts (see #6 below).
Professional crafting goals
- Read Producing Video Podcasts.
- Create and post at least three videos (tutorials or projects/patterns) on my blog or website.
- Publish at least five patterns.
- Blog at least twice a week.
- Teach in at least two conferences/festivals.
- Complete the Pet Product Design and Marketing certificate at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
- Read The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design.
- Write the book proposal that I’ve been thinking about – and send it out.
- Figure out how to do super cool stuff on WordPress.
- Take better photographs, along with all that entails.
- Become a CYC Certified Knitting Instructor (Level I-Instructor).
Wish me luck!