So again, Carin from Round the Twist got me thinking about goals. She says she didn't set any last year. But I swear she did. I have been too lazy to check. *laugh*
My Goals for 2016 - Yes or No?
Participate in all the SSK KALs
Yes! Thrilled with that.
Got into SSK again this year. Can't wait to see what the KALs are.
Socks - Complete three pairs
Completed a pair in January 2016 that I started Oct. 2015.
Finished Socks on a Plane as one of the SSK KALs in June.
Have the Bolshevik Muppet Socks finished *except* the afterthought heel by the plane trip home from SSK. Did I get a heel done in 5 months?!! NOPE! *sigh*
Big fat no. Not one pair... Not even part of a pair. Nada.
Finish DH's Sweater
*sigh* Nope. Don't know why really...
A Spin on Spin the Bin - Spinning 12 bits of fiber
Nope. Spun one thing before the TdF then 4 fibers during it. Spun no silk which was part of this goal.
So out of four, I failed on three. *head hung low*
What about 2017?
I think I am taking a year off goals. I wish I could say they help me. But this year was not so good.
I may change my mind. But the more I think on it, the more meh I feel.
I think I would like to work on some of last year's goals. But I am not etching them in stone. Or keystokes. *grin*
Something I learned. I don't think I can do SSK & commit to the Tour de Fleece. Though this year, I am driving so I can bring my own wheel. I can spin at SSK which I couldn't last year since I borrowed a wheel for classes only.
But I realize that I get kind burnt out with TdF and often don't spin at all until November or December. And between TdF & then SSK, I was just too fried. I haven't touched my wheel SINCE SSK IN JULY! (Other than completing some TdF plying.) Not good.
It is especially not good as I really should have practiced what I learned in Maggie Casey's classes. She was awesome. And had I practiced what I learned when I got home, it would have been so much smarter.
Though I also confess that wheel struggles at SSK made me reluctant to spin when I got home... I did finishing plying what as on the wheel. But then I just stopped. I think it was a valuable lesson. I need to practice what I learn during SSK. And if I have been so focused on spinning for the TdF, it won't happen.
I think this year, I might try to participate a bit in TdF, but NON DOUBLE BUMP MADNESS this year! *laugh* A braid or two of Into the Whirl. Maybe some other stuff. But not committing to daily progress reports, pics, etc.. If I am spending time & money on spinning classes, I want to practice after my classes.
We will see what I think when the time comes & what is happening the the SSK KALs.
I think if I say one thing as a goal it is to try and craft regularly. I have been playing too many games and not crafting as much. Knitting or spinning both kinda faltered. And I know that isn't good for my sanity!!
Not committing to every day. But at least a little as time permits!