Saturday, June 02, 2007

Goal Setting

These are my Regia cotton slip stitch socks, from an old KnitNet pattern. One skein each of black and a grey/white mix (leftover from a pair of lace socks)

I saw this idea on Krys' blog, and thought it was great. I've decided to try and set goals (and meet them) every month in 2007.

Despite my unusual productivity in March-May, I still did a fairly shabby job when it came to meeting my goals--maybe they were unrealistic?:

  1. Finish 4 pairs of socks a month - one a week
    1. March: Four: Swirly Girl, Basketweave, Mad Cow & Madtini
    2. April: Five: Seed & Rib, Marble Arches, Double Spiral Mosaic, Horcrux Slytherin Socks, Broad Spiral Rib
    3. May: Two, but I've made progress on other socks: Monkeys, Grapevine Cream Cotton, plus I've been sick for over a week, no energy.
  2. Finish at least one other WIP NOPE!
  3. Work on all remaining WIPs - FAT CHANCE

The progress on my 2007 goals was slightly worse:

  1. Have only one project of each type (socks, lace, fitted garment, etc.) in progress at any one time. I have a lot of work to do before this happens.
  2. Have a maximum of five projects on the needles at any given time, not counting socks. I have a lot of work to do before I get here.
  3. Finish at least one of the two WIPs started in 2006, and rip out the remaining one if no progress has been made by the end of the year.
  4. Decrease the amount of yarn in my stash. - OOPS
  5. Work on my own projects at weekly knitting group--WEEEEELL

And now, June’s goals!

1. Finish 4-6 pairs of socks (to catch up for May and keep up with the 52 pair plunge challenge
2. That's it! (Do you think I'm crazy?)


amanda j said...

Maybe a little bit! I can't imagine knitting 52 pairs of socks in a year!

Amanda said...

those goals seem like a lot. I am not sure how long it takes to do one pair though. however that seems like a big goal.

Bubblesknits said...

My hands are hurting just thinking of knitting that many socks a month! LOL My two little ones wouldn't be too happy with me either.

Margie said...

If worst comes to worst I can always make miniature and baby socks. Others in the plunge are already way aheand of me on their goal, and they are also making adult socks. I have made a pair in one week start to finish, although I usually like to work on a few pairs at a time.

marina said...

I think you might need to make some plain old stockinette socks--those are a lot faster. I have made several pairs in just a couple of days that way (with big toes in them so they can be worn with flip flops).