It's a new year. 2010. And here we are. . .at the beginning of January, trying to get used to writing this new date. Rolling the sound of "twenty-ten" around in our mouths. And primed for action with our new, blank calendars and hopes for a fresh start.
Lots of us begin the year with resolutions or goals. As for me. . . well, I start with both. You see, to me, "resolutions" are in a completely different category than "goals." To me, "resolutions" are ways you want to live. . . and "goals" are what you want to do.
You've already seen my resolutions for the new year; now it's time for me to start rolling out my goals. I tend to follow the old SMART system of setting goals -- you know, Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant and Time-limited. I break my goals down into different categories, and I limit myself to 3 or 4 goals in each category. And, for me, the most important part of the task is writing them down. Because, somehow that makes me more accountable. To myself, of course. And it makes my goals seem more real. For myself, of course. And what better way to write them down. . . than to write them down in my blog!
So, for starters, today. . . here are my Personal Knitting Goals for 2010:
- To knit what I feel like knitting. (I know this is not consistent with a SMART goal, but I can't help myself after the whole NaKniSweMoDo thing of 2009, so I'm sticking with it!)
- To finally try entrelac by making a scarf like Vicki's gorgeous wonder!
- To knit exclusively from my stash. (Note: I am not saying I will not purchase any yarn; I'm quite certain I will. I'm just not going to knit with it during 2010.)
- To knit at least three charitable projects during 2010.