Happy New Year!
I can’t believe another year has come and gone already. 2017 was full of fun new things. In January Scott and I got married. I graduated from college and started my first full-time job in May. It took a while but we finally found a new normal this past fall and I am looking forward to continuing to settle into the new rhythm Scott and I found this fall.
Looking forward into 2018 I am very excited for some of the exciting things to come here on the Myra Beth Knits blog. One of the many things I am working on in 2018 is a consistent blogging schedule. Now that I know what life looks like post college I feel that I can finally commit to this blog in a meaningful way. I’d also really like to relaunch my knitting video podcast the Knitting Bookworm.
In addition to blogging more often and more consistently, I have many other knitting related goals. Like I’m sure all of you know, there are so many more patterns that I want to knit than I have time for but going into 2018 there are a few things I know I want to add to my me made wardrobe.
This year I want to knit three garments for myself. While I have a few patterns in mind, I haven’t set anything in stone yet. All I know is that by the end of 2018 I want to have at least 3 sweaters of cardigans to wear.
Now let’s talk about socks. At this point I can knit a pair of vanilla socks in 3-4 days. I’ve knit a lot of socks this year (somewhere around 30 pairs) but the vast majority of those socks were for other people. When I counted the other day I have 9 pairs of socks that I knit myself and some of them fit poorly because I hadn’t perfected my personal sock recipe yet.
This year at the very least I want to complete my box of socks, which is a knit along hosted by Kristen from the Yarngasm podcast. All I have to do is knit 12 pairs of socks for myself. Volume wise, I know I can complete this knit along it’s just a matter of resisting the urge to knit for other people. I also have this pipe dream of having 25 pairs of Christmas socks but I’ll have to see about that one.
I’d also really like to perfect Scott’s sock recipe. I’ve knit him a few pairs of socks at this point and none of them are just right. Hopefully, 2018 will be the year I finally get his socks right.
As far as designing goes I have a handful of things I’ve already designed but I have not yet written up the patterns for. In 2018 I’d really like to get off of my behind, write up those patterns, get them test knitted, and published. I also have several ideas for items I would like to design as well. In 2018 I’d really like to increase the number of designs available in my ravelry store.
Have you ever set annual knitting goals for yourself? What are your goals this year? Let me know in the comments below!