Thursday, January 29, 2009

Goals, revisisted.

January is almost over, so it's time to take another look at my 2009 goals list. I have a few more projects that I want to add!

1. Sew something with a zipper. (Pillow tutorial.)
Update: Purchased Elvis fabric online, waiting for it to be delivered... going to make pillows for hubby's grandma.
2. Conquer buttonholes.
Update: Skimmed the section in my sewing machine manual on how to use the automatic buttonholer function. Didn't get any farther than that.
3. Figure out how to purl, and knit something.
Update: Haven't touch my knitting needles yet this year. Except to use them to poke out corners when sewing things.
4. Crochet a poncho for Abbi. (And matching hat.)
5. Crochet a pair of socks.
Update: Got a couple of promising pattern links from Elisabeth! Check out Crocheted socks and Crocheted Baby socks.
6. Athenian Scarf crochet-a-long. (Broomstick lace)
Update: Still need to pick a yarn for this, and also want to pick up a set of big knitting needles to use as a yarn holder - just leaving the loops alone is too scary for me! I prefer the security of having them anchored to something, which is how I learned this lace technique.
7. Crochet a preemie hat each month to donate. ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 )
Update: Have a pattern picked out for February's hat! It's from, under their free patterns - the preemie windowpane hat.
8. Crochet a cabled hat.
9. Use WiiFit at least 5x each week for 30 minutes.
Update: I was doing really well with this for 3 weeks in a row, until my headaches started getting worse. I will start up again when I have them more under control, but as it is now when I am waking up with a headache even, I can barely drag myself through my day as is.
10. Log in to Wellness360 regularly and keep track of food and exercise.
Update: Again, I was doing pretty well this, but I have found that it's really hard to log your food when so much of it is homemade. It's a big pain in the butt to try to estimate calories in stuff when you can't just look at a package. It's a cool program though, as you earn money for logging in and updating your logs. If you'd like a referral, let me know!
11. Use the vintage apron pattern that I bought last year from eBay and make myself a kitschy adorable apron (see #2, conquer buttonholes).
12. Finish the little cowboy quilt that I started 4 years ago.
13. Crochet another Lacy Shells poncho, for Amelia.
14. Attempt an amirugumi. (Never again!)
15. Finish my "mystery" project.
16. Finish Cecilia's scarf to match her pompom hat.
17. Make a hexagon afghan with yarn scraps.
18. Finish the green granny square baby blanket that is lurking in my van.
19. Figure out what to make for my 3 "Pay It Forward" giveaways, and finish them.
20. Make my bed every day for a week!

I am really enjoying having a list like this. It's helped me keep on track with completing projects, and it's handy to have all the links available too!


DarcyLee said...

Good luck with your goals. You can and will conquer the zipper and buttonholes, I know you can. Once you get the hand of it, it's pretty easy.

DarcyLee said...

I meant the HANG of it, not the hand of it. I'm sorry. It's late and I'm tired and should go to bed. Good night.

Melissa said...

Wow you have done a good bit already off of your list.