The Knitting Sarah has started this really helpful Ravelry challenge, which I’ve joined:
“The 1 + 1 + 1 Project is all about setting reasonable goals for yourself for 2016 and just for fun we’re basing it off the number 3 (1+1+1).
How do you participate?
Pick 3 goals for yourself. (This can be whatever suits your life — from 3 projects you want to complete this year to 3 projects you want to complete each month — you choose the pace that’s right for you!)
Share your goals, progress, and success here & at the end of the year we’ll do a drawing for some fun prizes for all those who participate!
Don’t forget to tag your projects #theoneplusoneplusoneproject whenever sharing on social media including Instagram!”
I’m finding this really helpful. I think it’s well known that I can be a bit of a butterfly about my projects, but setting realistic and reasonable goals is helping a lot.
On January 3rd I posted in the Ravelry forum:
In January I’m going to:
- Finish my Holly and Ivy scarf in time for a birthday next weekend!
- Knit the ornaments for two advent calendars – to give my Mum time to sew the main item!
- Finish my Lost in Atlantic crochet shawl
I ended up having to swap number 2 out for knitting some Easter Eggs for work (pictures of the finished product coming soon Purepurly, Sewchet & NanaCathy!) but I’ve finished my 3 projects!
So I’ve decided to set myself my February challenges now.
- I want to make Glittering Caves by Corrine Walcher for my friend Helen for her birthday in April.
- I’m going to make the advent calendar items that got bumped from January in favour of the knitted Easter Eggs!
- I’m hoping to cast on Damsel also by Corrine Walcher for myself. But only if I find the right colour yellow yarn when I visit the Stephen & Penelope yarn shop in Amsterdam. They sell MadelineTosh and Hedgehog neither of which I can buy locally and both of which make fantastic yellow yarn. If I don’t get the yarn I will probably swap this out for starting my step grandson’s crochet blanket for Christmas.
Watch this space!