Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 Crafting Goals

I'd like to say that 2016 is the year I'll get back into blogging in a committed way, or the year I try National Sweater Knitting Month again, or something of the sort. However for a number of reasons I think this year is going to be chaotic and I don't want to over commit myself and then feel bad later. It may be I'll have loads of extra knitting time, but it's also likely I will be sleep-deprived and never have any time to myself. There is a lot of unpredictability in one small package heading my way in early May and I'm not sure how anyone in my household is going to cope with it. (This is me announcing my pregnancy, btw. Open-fronted cardigans FTW!)

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Me last week at 22 weeks
I’m going to set a few hopefully achievable goals nonetheless.

1. Knit one sweater for myself
I'm already finding it easy to focus entirely on baby knits - So small! So quick! So cute! I want to make sure I take time to make something for myself, even if it is only one thing.

2. Knit socks for my mom
She's due a handknitted gift this year and she requested socks, so socks it is. I think I can manage a pair of socks before the end of the year, but I guess we'll see!

3. Sew something wearable (for myself or for the baby)
I have attempted to sew a few wearables so far in my short sewing career and none have turned out to be particularly useful to me for various reasons. I like to change that this year and maybe even sew something for the baby.

So, there are my goals for 2016. Notice how I didn't say stash down...


  1. Congratulations, Leah! How exciting - and you look like you're having a comfortable pregnancy, so yeah on that. 2016 is gonna be a good year for you, no matter your knit goals. :)

  2. Wow, congratulations! Baby knits are so great for instant gratification, but full sized adult clothing seems to take sooooo long when you go back to it!

  3. Aww yay! It appears we are both in the pregnancy boat, although you are a little farther along than I am. Congrats!

  4. Congratulations!!!! What happy exciting news! Bring on the parade of cute baby knits! I hope that the pregnancy is going well. You look terrific!