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2014 – Looking Forward

My word, the long-delayed 2014 planning post! So the plan for 2013 was published on January 1, 2013.

So for 2013:

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Knit from stash where possible – Although I’m allowing additional purchases if necessary to the project, or if something else specific shows up, i.e. where I see something I *have* to knit and just buy the yarn for that.
  3. Get the stash (yarn and fibre) down to a comfortable level – I have no idea what that level is, just that I’m not there at the moment.
  4. Try and knit from patterns already purchased (or free!) – My Ravelry library is extensive, and I’ve been lucky with the free pattern codes this holiday, I have no excuse.
  5. Spin more – Far easier now I have the wheel. 
  6. Knit with the handspun from resolution #5 – Should be made easier if I have an idea of what I’m knitting and what is needed – see #4.
  7. Try and design more patterns – I have many ideas, I just need to get on with it. 
  8. Try and actually publish my own patterns – see notes accompanying #7.
  9. Stay organised – in terms of stash, equipments, notes etc – Should be straightforward, my office is better organised and I like sorting things. 
  10. Try and take better photographs – More on this later.
  11. Keep blogging – Speaks for itself really…

I’m not entirely convinced I managed to follow many of these. #1 I planned, but didn’t really follow it. #2-3 I bought more stash. #4 I bought more patterns. #5 Barring the Tour de Fleece I didn’t spin as much as I wanted. #6 Did I knit anything with handspun? #7-8 Actually managed to publish 5 patterns so that is good. #9 I moved partway through 2013…this equals chaos. #10 Some are better than others. #11 No-one mention the months without posting… ok?

2014 has to be better, right?

So 2014 plans:

  1. Use stash – spin, knit, weave, crochet, whatever, but use the stash! Heaven knows it is big enough.
  2. Limit purchases to what I need to finish projects, if I cannot get anything to work from stash.
  3. Spin, spin, spin. (And card, card, card… guess who got a drum carder for my Birthday!)
  4. Keep things tidy. The BF likes it when the flat isn’t covered in fluff.
  5. Keep designing.
  6. Keep blogging.

See much simpler. Now lets see if I can stick with it.