New Year's Resolutions 2015

Full disclosure: I hate New Year's Resolutions.  If you see something in yourself you want to change, why wait until the new year to do it?  However, I do find myself setting goals for myself each year, but always craft goals and never self-improvement (because that's boring and crafts are better).  So, after some thinking, here are my 2015 craft goals/resolutions:

  • Cold Sheep 2015

I can practically hear everyone laughing to themselves.  I've been knitting for about 15 months now and have amassed a ridiculous stash--more yarn than most people knitting for 15 years have.  It's really out of control.  So to help control that, I'm going cold sheep.  No yarn purchases all year...except at fiber festivals or yarn clubs, as yarn clubs are my favorite things ever.  I had already made plans to attend Stitches South or Maryland Sheep and Wool this year, and it seems pointless to go but not buy anything, so I'll allow a splurge for that.  But that's it!

  • Operation Sock Drawer

I've kind of been working on this in 2014, but now that I have a reason to work through my sock yarn, I'm actually going to do it.  I'm aiming for a pair of socks a month, which seems very doable in my head, but we'll see how it actually plays out.  I have the first three or four queued, but I need to finish my last pair of Christmas socks before I get started!

  • Quilts!

2014 was the year of the no quilts.  Only one full-size quilt, one baby quilt, and two mini quilts made it out of my sewing room this year.  I'm hoping QuiltCon in February will help kickstart my sewing mojo again, as I do miss quilts and feel so good when they're finished!

  • Graphic Design

This is kind of off-topic, but Nick bought me a Wacom tablet for Christmas and I'd love to get better at drawing and using it.  I'd love to have my own graphics on my business cards or upload designs to Spoonflower.  I know that's far off but it's good to have lofty goals.

I think those are attainable!  We'll see how I feel in June.  Happy new year!