I wasn't going to take on any goals. But listening to hers, I was inspired to set a few.
I am not going overboard. Here's what I am thinking.
Participate in all the SSK KALs
I am still stunned I got a spot in the Super Summer Knitogether this year. I have been listening to the Knit Girllls for many years. But this is the first year I tried for a spot. And I got in! I am super excited.
They are having five KALs before SSK. Each one earns tickets for raffles.
Charity KAL - Items made for certain charities and brought to SSK - runs right up to SSK
Romi Hill 11/20/15-1/31/16
babycocktails - Thea Colman 2/1/16-3/31/16
mercedesknits - Mercedes Tarasovich 4/1/16-5/31/16
Pattern by any SSK participant including teachers: 6/1/16-7/15/16
I can earn one ticket for every 100 yards. I can also earn 2 tickets for using one of the SSK vendors. And 2 for handspun. Coolness.
I like that most of them are two months long. So it is a good chunk of time & completely doable.
SocksComplete three pairs this year. And yes, I am counting the pair currently on the needles and nearly done. But hey, it is something.
I should set a higher goal. But I have been lagging on socks lately. I get past the foot & then just stall on the leg. Feels like I should be done, but it isn't.
I just checked. I only knit *two* pairs for all of last year. So three is an increase! I wear my handknit socks all the time. So I definitely need more!
Thinking about my socks. I realize that I should *darn* some of the pairs I have that have holes that can be repaired! So my goal is for two pairs to get fixed.
Finish DH's Sweater
I started it in 2012!! For the Year of the Sweater. Again, Carin from Round the Twist inspired me. It needs a buttonband & buttons. That is it. But I fowled it up and haven't had the heart to rip it out and start again. *sigh* So close...
I fear it may wait until Stash Dash in May. But so long as it is this year, I will be happy. DH might be happier sooner however. But it has been a warm winter so far.
A Spin on Spin the Bin
I am still trying to find details on this. Lara form the Knit Girllls has done it several years. Leslie is doing it this year unofficially. I think I may have already missed the deadline to join in the group.
In looking at the Knit Girllls group, I have decided on a different spin on this.
I want to spin 12 bits of fiber. I say 12 but am not locking in what they are. This way I can spin things as they come into the house rather than locking in things now.
Also, I say bits of fiber rather than braids or batts. This is because one of those should be some silk. And they aren't in the standard braids or such.
I went crazy at NY S&W shortly after I started spinning. I have multiple bits of silk. I have an entire silk kit with different types of silk. And wanna guess how much I have actually spun?! I have spun part of a silk hankie with a spindle. But other than that, I haven't spun any pure silk. And even the spindle one, I haven't spun the whole hankie!
I have even bought the download video of Spinning Luxury Fibers Volume 1: Silk when Interweave was having a sale. But I don't think I have watched it yet. Or certainly not all of it.
I think those are good goals. They make sense and are completely achievable. So hooray for that.
Wish me luck.