Out of all the goals I made this year, the most challenging will be in this area – Social/Blog.
At the beginning of the year, I wrote out and put out for the whole world to see my Year of Twelves – meaning twelve goals of twelve things each.
For the Social/Blog area of my life, I intend on completing the following goals for the year:
Publish 12 blog posts a month.
Tackle 12 crocheting projects, either started or new.
Create 12 handmade gifts.
Notes on Posting My Blog Posts
- Probably the most difficult and time consuming thing I will do this year is post twelve blog posts a month. I posted a total of seventeen blog posts for the entire year in 2015, with four drafted but not completed. This is a big change from the previous year.
- Much of my projected posts for the year will be on events on my life, as I repeat once again, that I write this blog for my children, that they are able to remember how awesome their lives were.
- I really want to throw in more photos and links of crocheting projects I’m both working on and have completed.
- I’m going to focus on shortening my posts and writing more of them, rather than try to squeeze in so many ideas into one post.
- And lastly, I’m not going to concern myself with the advertising as much as I have been in the past. If I write a blog post and don’t get to include an advertisement at the bottom or within the text, I’m still going to push “schedule.” (And potentially update it later if I have time. 😉 )
Tackling Twelve Crocheting Projects
The best thing about this goal is that I have a reason to crochet.
I would love to be able to use the excuse to people who see me crocheting something, “Oh, yes. I’m crocheting because it’s a resolution to get this project done.”
Here’s just a few things of what I have in the works right now:
- A coffee cozy for a patient co-worker. (I promised him I would make him one last year.)
- A tiger for my youngest son out of the book “Edward’s Menagerie” by Kerry Lord.
- And an Elsa-hair hat (Frozen inspired) for my daughter. There is this great pattern from Hopeful Honey that I hope to complete very soon.
This doesn’t even get into the stand-by projects that I have laying around. There’s still three different afghans I haven’t completed that are sitting in bags in the garage.
Oh and I really wanted to get a “temperature scarf” started for 2016. You know, because of how cool that would be. I found a great chart through Pinterest, which led me to Cindy Kuo Designs in Ravelry. She has a knitting pattern, but I would just do a single crochet line for each day.
As I write this, I’m starting to realize that I might have a problem….
Bah – Everyone needs a hobby right? 😉
Create Twelve Handmade Gifts
There may be some cross-over between the crocheting goal of 12-things and this goal.
I’m also going to include gifts to my children, or at least projects that I’ve declared I wanted to do for them for a while now.
I know I pinned a project a while back ago that I have all the materials for and just haven’t done – creating wreaths out of old, small toys they don’t play with anymore. If I can accomplish this, that’s three things down and more “stuff” moved around or even gone through and gotten rid of for the home.
Win, win, win.
There’s also this really great project I’ve been putting off for years for my grandmother-in-law. Once again, I have the majority of the components to make it, but the time consuming part of going through photos hasn’t been completed yet. Hopefully this is the year I get that picture wreath done.
If there’s anything I’ve learned for the past thirty-nine years of my life, it’s that I have way to many projects to do and not enough time. I’m hoping by writing out my intentions for many of these projects, I’ll be able to finish them, not only to give things away, but to get rid of so much stuff just waiting to be let go of in my home.
May you have a crafty rest-of-the-week!