Fiber arts wise last year was interesting. Things were different than I expect and new opportunities presented themselves. I can only hope 2016 is just as exciting!
Review of last year’s goals:
I won’t go through each 2015 goal but I do want to talk about what I learned from my goals. I set a knitting goal to improve knitting efficiency but once I researched different techniques, I wasn’t as interested. I might some day in the future, but not now. Next, rather than stating a number of projects to knit, a better measure would be based on number of yards knit. I set a goal to design and publish four patterns and fell short
Rather than review each 2015 goal individually I want to talk about what I learned from my goals. For one, sometimes interests change, and one shouldn’t feel required to fulfill a goal just for the sake of meeting a goal. Second, sometimes a new opportunity presents itself and that might require the sacrifice of time that might otherwise be dedicated toward a specific goal. And you know what? That’s ok. Third, and last, don’t set too many goals! Focus on what’s most important to you.
About setting goals:
I posted last year about setting SMART goals, particularly as they rely to fiber artists. That post is here. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time relevant.
- Organize fiber arts studio to allow for storage space
- Design & release six patterns
- Propose three articles
- Develop two new classes
- Knit 5000 yards of yarn
- Complete one brioche project
Spinning & Fiber Prep
- Clean remaining fleeces (1 merino and 1 alpaca) by March 31, 2016.
- Process 144 ounces of raw fleece (including cleaning).
- Spin 48 ounces of fiber.
- Spin two ounces with beads