Christmas, 2016 is pretty much past and it’s time to look forward – forward to a new year. There are the resolutions . . whether you make them or not, I think most of us anticipate and plan some changes for the new year. It’s a new beginning of sorts, a time when we can commit to losing weight, being more organized, finishing projects before starting new ones . . those seem to be the top three on my list most years.
I’m hoping to get more quilting done, knit more of what I want to knit which means less competition type projects and test knitting. I doubt I do Tour-de-Sock this year, though I may start it just to get some of the patterns. I’ll do the patterns I like and skip the ones I don’t like though, if that had been my strategy in 2016, I would never have done the Diamondback Socks that I love so much.
I don’t see myself trying to finish any huge challenges for the yarn shops this year. I’ll play along if it works with my schedule but I hoping for way less yarn buying this year. Eat, Sleep, Knit has already shared one of their knit alongs. It isn’t something that thrills me. I said no, then yes, then no again. I think if I’ll just take some time to think about things before buying yarn, I’ll do better.
It would make me happy to get in some rug hooking and spinning time . . maybe even finish up a weaving project that’s been on the loom for way too long.
Gardening time will be here before we know it. I’m telling myself I’m going with a smaller garden til we get the grass burrs under control and the pH of the soil back to where it needs to be and til Vince has time to help with the garden. We’ll see if I stick with that plan.
Since I still have only about 16 or 18 hours per day that I’m awake, if I’m going to get more done, something has to go. I plan to spend less time on Ravelry and Facebook . . not giving either up completely but just spending way less time on each per day.
I guess 12 months from now, we’ll know if I accomplished what I set out to do or if I fell into my old habits.
Do you have any things you want to do more or less of during 2017? Share if you’d like or just think about them and keep them to yourself. One thing for sure .. whether Albert Einstein really said this or not, it’s definitely true: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.