Not news of the current PM’s resignation (sadly), but a review of my goals for May.
1.Finish pic-notting the baby blanket and get it sent to my sister
I get half a point. The blanket is finished and ready to go, but it hasn’t actually gone yet.
2. Finish the kindle cosy and get it sent to my cousin
No points whatsoever. I didn’t even pick it up!
3. Finish the lacy scarf and list it in my shop
Well the scarf is finished, but currently still sitting on the blocking mats right now.
I’m letting myself off with this one because the stitch was causing me so much wrist pain I couldn’t work on it as much as I was planning to.
4. Finish the chevron blanket and gift it to my friend
DONE! I finished in two weeks (much quicker than I expected) and gave it to my friend. He loved it, and it just happened to fit exactly on the back of his sofa!
5. Get all my zentangle cards listed in the shop
Yet another half point. Although I finished up all my zentangle cards, I hit a snag with my photography.
I thought I’d found the perfect set up; the sun was shining on the back of the house, but not coming directly through the window, I had a pale coloured sheet and off-white walls in my bedroom. It looked great! So I took about 50 photos, really getting into it. I loaded them onto my computer and…
Blurry. Every last one.
Make at least one knitted item Work at least 2 rows of knitting every day
It’s a good job I modified this goal, because last week there was a disaster. I tried to move the stitches a bit closer to the tip of the needle so I could knit them better, and this happened
I don’t even know what counts as a stitch in there, so I had to frog the entire thing and start again from scratch. I may have cried a little bit.
7. Have at least 10 items listed in the shop
Like… a quarter point for this. I have more than 10 things ready to go, which is a much better situation that the start of the month, but they’re never going to sell if I don’t actually list them!
It’s over half, I suppose.
The thing is, I know exactly why I didn’t meet my goals – I was too busy doing other stuff!
I did a few rows on this star blanket
before realising it was wrong all the way back at the beginning. So I frogged the whole thing and started again, doing about 20 rounds.
I tested a gorgeous pattern for Ocean’s Originals
I did Some face painting
Had my first go at blocking
Joined in with #aheart4mcr
And just basically had fun rather than getting down to business.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing – having fun is important, and even if I hadn’t completed a single goal I still would have dropped everything to make hearts for Manchester. But I do need to work harder on getting the fun/focus balance right.
So with that in mind, here are my goals for June
- Have at least 10 items listed in my shop (for realz this time!)
- Finish the kindle cosy and send it to my cousin
- Post at least twice a week on this blog
- Work at least 2 rows of knitting every day
- Create a logo (more on this in a later post)
And that’s it. Totally doable!
How was everyone else’s May? Productive, not, or halfway between the two like me? Got any goals for June? Let me know in the comments!