It’s All About the Follow-Through

December 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Started this sideways crocheted sweater this morning -- need to have it done for VKLive in 3 weeks!

I have about 5 posts mostly written but not yet published…I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to complete them (I suspect it’s partially due to extremely high level of kitchen fail I’ve been experiencing lately…last weekend alone I screwed up cookies, the easiest pie I know how to make — recipe below — and lasagna. I screwed up lasagna. How does that even happen?). I need to tell you about my fabulous Thanksgiving dinner (turbaducken! — this was before all the kitchen fails started) and my miserable weekend of cake baking for Zacky’s birthday and the things that have been angering me on the interwebs lately, and all the great knitting and crocheting I’ve been doing…and I just have no follow-through. None. Not even a little. So I’m sorry about that, and hopefully the new year will bring some changes, but I’m not making any promises. Nor am I making any resolutions. What I will make is a list of hopes for 2012:

In 2012, I hope to:

  • Learn to use my knitting machine.
  • Learn to use my serger (tshirt alterations and lettuce edges, here I come!).
  • Make my studio a usable, organized space (do I sort yarn by color, weight, yardage, or fiber content? Hmmmm…)
  • Post more often.
  • Publish more patterns, both personally and through other publishers. This in turn means I hope to…
  • Design and write more patterns.
  • Be a kinder, nicer person.
  • Spend more time playing and crafting and cooking with my kids.
  • Finish the things I start.

I hope to do all of those things, and I’m sure there are others that I’ve not thought of or that will come up as the year progresses, but I think this is a pretty good start. Now all I need is a little follow-through. Part of which means not waiting until 2012 to get going on this list. I’ve got a submission to finish and submit tonight. Over the next couple of days I’m going to finish up those posts that have been sitting there waiting patiently, and this weekend I’m going to focus on whipping my studio into shape (okay, that will actually be happening on the 1st and 2nd, but I’m going to start planning it and making decisions about organization now!). I might even finish a knitting project this weekend that’s been in progress for over a year (and yes, you will totally wonder why when you see it — it’s big yarn on big needles and not particularly complicated…I just kept getting distracted by other things).

What do you hope for in 2012?



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