The Eat, Sleep, Knit Yarnathon, that I said I wasn’t even going to do this year, but I started doing and now I can’t stop . . is taking all my knitting time. I do much better when there’s just a bit of competition or incentive to get things done. Otherwise, I jump from project to project and I’ve hardly finished anything this year. You would think with staying home more, I would have set a world record for knitting accomplishments but I surely did not.
I absolutely HAVE to do better. I don’t even know, nor do I want to know how many projects I have started.
Here’s my plan. Stop laughing! I never carry through on my plans – never! But, it doesn’t hurt to plan and think maybe I will be successful this time. Obviously, failing at sticking to a plan doesn’t bother me.
Part 1 of Plan:
I’m going to go back to doing a nightly report of my knitting accomplishments. I hope that means I will at least pick up a project and start knitting on it. Once I stop whatever else I’m doing and start knitting, I’ll usually stick with it for a while.
Even if I haven’t done a single thing, I’m going to do a report and share that sad news! I’m hoping that being accountable helps. Who wants to write that they were a lazy slug today, took two naps, browsed the yarn shops online all day? Not me.
Part 2 of the Plan:
I am hoping to finish at least three projects before I allow myself to start something new. Finish three; start one and finish it. Finish three; start one and finish it! Those new projects always call my name! Then I start them, and another new one comes along. That’s why I love the competitions so much. It’s all about finishing. I did finish three projects for Camp Loopy this year and the ESK Yarnathon helps me finish projects.
There may be a Part 3 or even 4 later but for now . . it’s a two part plan and I surely hope it works well for me.