Last week, after much internal debate in the previous weeks, I updated my craft goals. I’m now back into my weekly update mode, satisfied that I have the right goals for the next half of the year (through May 1, 2012).
Personal crafting goals
1) Work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters. 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.
- I’ve kept up with my posting about this project and talked about my freeform crochet class with Margaret Hubert here.
- I am also working on the woven crochet project that I started during my class with Jenny King.
- While teaching at Michaels, I had a chat with the beading instructor, and she advised me on the type of wire to buy for getting started with the wire crochet chapter.
- I signed up for the hairpin lace class with Jennifer Hansen at Vogue Knitting Live 2012. This will be my third class with one of the masters featured in the book. Yay!
5) Limit new yarn purchases, increase the ratio of natural to synthetic fibers in my stash, and continue to destash any yarn or notions that I won’t be using in the near future.
This week, I sold some yarn from my stash sale on Etsy, and I’ve started some charity projects using stash yarn.
6) Make and donate more charity crochet projects in 2012 than in 2011.
- I started a crochet granny charity project, which will eventually turn into a child’s blanket.
- I mailed my crocheted scarves to LOWO at the Pine Ridge Reservation.
- I’m still finishing up some baby items for Knits for Infants and scrap Snuggles for Bideawee, which I hope to hand-deliver to save on postage costs.
Professional crafting goals
4) Blog at least twice a week.
So far, I’ve blogged every day in October and am participating in Blogtoberfest. I may need a small break in November!
9) Take better photographs, along with all that entails.
This continues to be a struggle, but MC has figured out a way to capture still shots from videos that I’ve made. This is great because it will make it much easier to get photos for step-by-step tutorials this way.
How are your craft goals coming along?
- You can enter my giveaway for Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns by Tanis Gray here through October 30. (This giveaway is only open to those with a U.S. mailing address.)
- You can enter my giveaway for Mini Christmas Crochet (Twenty to Make) by Val Pierce here by October 31.