I LOVE making lists. LOVE. Earlier this year, I made a list of goals for the year
. As I make my list for 2012, I thought I'd share my results of this year's list.
1) No yarn purchases in 2011, with noted exceptions:
Result: Mostly win.
The only yarn I purchased this year was the Wollmeise Claudia offered to bring me (um, and I just bought a Sundara holiday gift bag. oops). The only other yarn stash additions were handspun offerings from Sara, Sam and Elizabeth.
2) Finish the Gray + Pink + Yellow quilt and make two additional quilts
Result:Total win. You can see my quilt set here, but I finished three large quilts and several minis this year.
3) Complete the swaps I've joined
Result: Again, Total win. I participated in three quilt bees and SIX public swaps. I also participated in several private swaps, which I'm now addicted to. You can see my swaps and bees set here.
4) Complete the two pairs of socks I've started, and two additional pairs
Result:Um, less than win. I knit one sock this year, and it was not a match for a previously knit sock. LAME.
5) Finish the colorwork hat I've started, and one additional colorwork project (I've got to get better at this!)
Result: Half win! I did complete my color work hat, which I love. But no new colorwork projects this year. Next year, for sure!
6) Finish both my CPH and the Gray Skies Cardigan
Result: FAIL. Yes, that deserved to be bolded. I didn't finish either one of these, although a little progress was made.
7) Knit Beatnik
Result: Nope. But I didn't buy yarn for it either, so that counts. A little.
8) Sew three garments for myself
Result: I made two skirts for myself, but I don't count it as a win, really.
9) Clean out and donate from closets, cabinets
Result: I made lots of progress in purging stuff this year. I hope to continue to do so, as I make the move to Elliott's house. Or, our house. ;)
10)Blog more often
Result: Total win. My post count for 2011 is just about double my 2010 count. I've been in this space more often, and I've enjoyed it!
11)Take more pictures
Result: I would say this is pretty much a win, although I have short-term plans to make a lightbox for myself. As the winter light takes over, I notice a drastic drop in the number of pictures I've taken.
12)Attend the Sewing Summit in October
Result: Yep! I did that!
13)Use fabric and yarn stash on projects I can enjoy
I guess this is a partial win. I've gotten better about making things I'll actually use. However, I still have an addiction to shawls, even though I've not found myself wearing them yet.
14)Exercise at least once a week
Result: Um, next question, please.
15)Finish Jill's house items
Result: I'd say I'm okay here. I still have some curtains to make for Jill, but she's gotten some fun handmade stuff this year. But I will stick to my word and finish the other curtains!
Result: No good here. I only went on one out-of-state trip (Utah). But at least it was a new-to-me place, and it was beautiful!
When I look at this list, it doesn't seem like I accomplished very much in 2011. Then I watch the video below (which is all thanks to C and her lovely 2011 video), and I think, "oh, yeah. I did some stuff."
Jaceycraft 2011 from Jacey Lucas on Vimeo.
I hope you'll watch it. And then I hope you'll make your own over at Pummelvision
*Note: the very last image in the video has a swear word. I haven't blogged this yet, but I wanted to make a disclaimer.
If you'd rather peruse the photos, I made a Crafts in 2011 set.