2022: New Year, New Goals

I’ve been working out ideas for goals for this new year. I have ended up with a lot of ideas, some of which will probably be abandoned, but still I thought I would share them to see what people think.

Knitting

  1. Oh, my yarn stash is totally out of control. I am going to do everything I can to get it willowed down this year, and the main strategy is to produce as many hats and PICC line covers for the Kaiser infusion centers. I am also thinking about asking my rheumatologist if she would like to have some arm warmers and fingerless mitts to gift to patients struggling with Raynaud’s. Anyway, I’m thinking that I should try to knit out at least 50 skeins of yarn this year.
  2. I have several sweaters all lined up to knit. This will be the year of sweaters!
  3. I have this Coco Knits book that I have been wanting to knit from. A few weeks ago I scored some great yarn from someone destashing – I know I was bad, but I couldn’t help myself. I got 6 skeins of worsted and 7 skeins of chunky yarn in greys and they are perfect for a couple of these sweaters.
This yarn was too nice to walk away from. The light grey is The Uncommon Thread and the dark grey is MadTosh yarn. Perfect for a Coco Knits exploration.

Weaving

Look! Another book to work my way through!

The poor loom has been languishing for some time now. In my defense I would like to plead kittens, but I have a plan where I will warp the loom in a closed room and then I should be able to weave. Time to learn some new stuff! Hey, maybe I can use up some yarn this way too.

Spinning

I think that I should spin this, right?!

I have been avoiding this impulse buy for some time now because the fiber is pretty expensive and I don’t want to ruin it. Whatever. This year I am going to spin this up and make something wonderful from the fiber like maybe a cowl and mitts.

Books

I keep buying books that are interesting that then get parked on my bookshelf.

I am going to read some of the non-fiction books that I bought with thoughts of self-improvement that weren’t read right away because I moved on to some space opera type book instead. Hey, I’ve had a tough couple of years and I needed lots of distractions. This year I will read at least 6 of these books. For sure. I promise. I read 66 books last year, so if I read 50 this year I should be able to manage 6 of these more non-fiction guys.

Quilts

I have made a lot of progress working my way through all of the quilting kits that I bought over the years, but there are still these two hanging out in the sewing room.

Aren’t these cool?!

I have put off working on these because they are pretty complicated with a couple of stacks of different colored fabric in each pack. Still, what is the worst thing that can happen? If I mess up in cutting the fabric I will just go buy some more… The Fiesta quilt is a wall hanging so I will probably start with that one as it will be easier for me to quilt.

Blogging

  1. WordPress is offering classes. I have been thinking that maybe I should take a class or two and become a little more competent.
  2. I have been thinking about starting a couple of other blogs, but finally decided to just add additional topics to this one. I’m going to start blogging about all the things in the natural world that I love and that are wrapped up in memories. I’m thinking about calling it … The Biogeek Memoirs. How geeky is that? Anyway, don’t be astonished if I start blogging about potato bugs, geese, and owls.

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

15 thoughts on “2022: New Year, New Goals”

    1. I scored that paco vicuna for half price at a fiber festival (The Estes Park Wool Market) a couple of years ago. I think that it will be fabulous as a lacy cowl and matching lace wristers. That’s the plan! The problem… kittens!

  1. You should definitely spin that fiber and Iโ€™m looking forward to reading about potato bugs, geese, and owls. We call potato bugs rolly pollies where I grew up.

  2. I like your list of plans for the year. You HAVE to spin that fiber and use it; it’s too nice to sit in a bag for any more years. I’m on the “less yarn in stash” kick too. So many beautiful ones out there, it’s hard to resist! Looking forward to hearing about your reading too. (Nonfiction is a focus for me this year as well!)

    1. The fiber is getting a lot of comments, so I will be moving it up the project queue. It is really intimidating to spin something so wonderful. I stood and watched another spinner work with it for a while at the fiber show and she was spinning lace weight 2-ply yarn; do you see why I’m a little intimidated? My scleroderma hands are just not up to that!! My hope is for 2-ply sportish weight yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚ As I type this I am waiting for some yarn I bought on Christmas (Miss Babs sale) to arrive… That’s it, though! I am so going to get rid of yarn this year!!
      I started a nonfiction book last night that immediately pulled me in. Here’s to a great new year!

  3. Adding more topics to your blog seems like a great idea! The more, the merrier!
    As individuals we’re not one-sided, so it’s just fair that a blog reflects one’s variety of interests.
    Bring them on โค

  4. Re the final item: you don’t need no classes ! And as for topics vs different blogs – I reckon that maintaining more than one blog makes for more WORK, not more enjoyment.
    Just keep on doing what you do, Marilyn: you are a most enjoyable blogger.
    I have spoken.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. You’ve got some great goals there! I’m looking forward to seeing all that you make this year, and also reading your different topic posts. Biogeek posts should be interesting!

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