Year In Review: Part I — Craft

My craft goals for the year were to:

Let’s see how I did — ๐Ÿ˜ณ , ๐Ÿ˜›

I didn’t think I did as well as I actually did with Cold-sheeping.ย  Once I got off the sheep in May this year, it felt as if I was always off but after I checked my list, I realised that I wasn’t bad as I thought I was.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  As I went through the list, I actually did make some headway.ย  Wanna see?

  1. Catalog KP yarn stash on Ravelry by January 31, 2013. DONE!!! 12.06.2012
  2. Cold Sheeping Knitpicks for 2013. Absolutely NO yarn purchases from KP for 2013. DONE ย I didn’t purchase any KP yarns this year.ย  Although I got some sweater quantities as a Christmas gift, my first purchase from them was some roving I bought after a year of no purchases during their week long Cyber Monday 2013 sale.
  3. Cold Sheeping includes craft book purchases.ย  This was partially successful.ย  I bought four technique books during the earlier part of the year. And for Christmas I bought Martha Stewart’s Craft Encyclopedia and the S & B Superstar from Debbie Stoller for Christmas.ย  6 purchases is better than the 15 I did last year!ย  LOLOL!
  4. Combine KP Stashdown, general Stash Knit Down & Craft Book Challenge. Done
  5. Shop KP stash for swaps in KP loving groups. If I canโ€™t shop from my stash, then I wouldnโ€™t participate in the swap. Done
  6. Reduce KP stash by at least 12 projects of varying sizes worth of yarn including blankets. Attempt made. ๐Ÿ˜›ย  I got mesmerized by other yarns and did projects with those instead.
  7. Make first sweater using KP yarn. Sweater Done (although not with KP yarn).
  8. Finish or frog languishing WIPS. Done
  9. Start Christmas 2013 gifts using KP yarns early.ย  No yarny Christmas gifts made this year.
  10. For larger stashdown goal: Catalog all yarns by January 31, 2013. DONE! 12.29.2012! WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
  11. Browse Ravelry and blogs less, craft more! — Total Failure.ย  LOLOL!ย  Am I the only one with this problem?ย ย  Although I was introduced to some wonderful crafters, I really need to cut down my online time for 2014!

All in all, I think I did pretty well.ย  Where the Craft Book Challenge is concerned, I totally rocked that!!!!ย  I even managed to do some non yarny crafting from DIY instructables that I’d save a long time ago!!!ย  Winner!ย  I’ll to a collage in another day or twoย  — once I can access my photos again … oh boy! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  And I’ll also post my 2014 crafting goals.ย  My Coldsheeping page has already been updated with the next year’s goals.ย  Some are the same, others a little different.ย  I’m really looking forward to another year of Coldsheeping — maybe this year, I’ll earn my Golden One Year badge.ย  I so much yarn already, there’s no reason I shouldn’t aim for this.

I’m so ready to start my 2014 crafting.ย  For the new year, I want to test my skill-set, enhance my skill-set, craft more and continue to use the resources I already have while continuing to enjoy creating with my hands.

Have you done your crafting goals / resolutions yet? ๐Ÿ˜€ย ย ย  Or rather, I should probably ask, will you be making any craftingย  goals / resolutions?

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2 comments

  1. You did awesome with coldsheeping!!!! Yeeehaw indeed!!!! I’m with you, the financial aspect of yarn “collecting” is definitely a primary motivator to go through the lovelies I already have and use them. I’m in for another yarn diet this year, I have more than enough to keep me happy.

    Good job with the training. I know it’s something you really want to do well at. Seeing the finish line is definitely cause for celebration!!!! Can’t wait to see you back on the crafty blogging side.

  2. I think you did really really well. You inspired me to cold sheep and I have only bought 3 skeins of yarn this year and only to try to make some items to sell. You really positively impacted my spending habits and made me realize that I had way to much yarn for my small space.

    I didn’t craft much at all this year but that is mostly due to my intensive radar training it is slated to be done mid-way through February (Yee-Haw) and my New Year’s resolution would be to make a dent in my stash even if I have to give some away. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to seeing your New Year plans.

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