Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Goals

I've enjoyed reading everyone's recaps and resolutions the past few weeks. To be honest, even though 2009 has been a tough year, I wouldn't change it. I'm happy in my right-now life, and would only like to change a few things. Because of this, I'm not really making a resolution list; I've just got some guidelines, reminders, if you will, for myself in the new year.

Knitting Goals

I've already posted about my commitment to 10 shawls in 2010, and I'm hoping I can stick to that. I've already started my Swallowtail Shawl, and am about 1/3 of the way through the repeating Budding Lace. Next up on the shawl queue are: Clothilde (by Knitting Kninja, author of Pauline, which I just knit and will be sharing soon!), Herbivore, Feministy's Traveling Woman, Percy and La Cumparsita.

Additionally, I have hopes to finish my CPH this year, as it's been on the needles, since, oh, July 25, 2008?? Yeah. So, let's wrap that one up this year, Jacey.

I'd also like to knit more socks, and I've got a few queued items that I'm dying to get to, at some point.

I'd like to finally do a colorwork project as well.

Sewing Goals

I've decided this is the year that I will finally make a quilt. Oh Frannson's got a quilt-along tutorial going on now, so I am trying to get situated so I can participate, but I'm probably overdoing it. We'll see!

I'd also like to sew some skirts this year. I'm rather intimidated by garment sewing (although I've got the used object sewing down pat!), so I want to overcome this.

Misc. Crafting Goals

Also, sometime in there, I'd like to find enough money to buy a spinning wheel and get to practice more spinning.

I'd like to do more embroidery. I love it, have a lot of patterns and materials, but just never find the time.

Cooking Goals

I've never made ice cream on my own, and know it won't be hard, but I'd like to do that.

I'd also like to make bread. Never done that, either.

And caramels. My sister made some over Christmas and they were insanely good. I didn't even think I liked caramels, but holy. They were good.

After reviewing the above list, I've realized, there's always 2011, right?


  1. Ten shawls?! That's amazing. I have yet to finish one. I'm rooting for you. :)

  2. Sounds like a great list, and so ,uch like mine! I just joined the 10 shawls group after reading about it here, on your blog. Making bread was one of my goals last year and I can recommend the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes series, if you want to start easy with bread. They have two books and a blog, and I try to never buy bread anymore.

    Good luck with all your goals!

  3. I think your list of goals sounds fabulous! So what if you can't accomplish ALL of them--you have a goal to motivate you in many different areas, so they can at least give you direction. :)

  4. No there's not always 2011, there's this year and you can't give up already! :P I'd start with making ice cream. Homemade ice cream is so delicious!

  5. The shawls you've chosen are great, I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress!

    I'm just beginning in quilting this year too, thanks for the great link!

  6. Bread is super easy. Ice cream, too, if you have an ice cream maker. You might want to check out the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cookbook, too.

    One of my sewing goals is just to sew in a freakin' straight line. :P


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