On today’s TEN ON TUESDAY Carole talks about the difference between ‘resolutions’ and ‘specific goals’ and encourages us to make a list of ten things we want to do in 2012. She says writing them down helps you to achieve them so I have done that. It was only after the list was made that I realized that I had a mixed bag of both ‘resolutions’ and ‘goals’ so I guess I’m going to have to think about this assignment a little harder. But, for now, here are my TEN THINGS:
1. Train my Westie! Kenzie went to a puppy class when I first got her and graduated at the top of her class. Unfortunately, her master has not been faithful practicing all those things she learned. When
Kenzie we have them mastered I would like to move to the next class and take it before 2012 is up.
2. Knit The Sky, a 2012 Lacy SKY Baktus. I really love this idea and you can read more about it here. Basically, you look at the sky every day and knit a row on your scarf to match the sky. I think it would be fun to see how many days it actually snowed or rained. I’m expecting my Sky Scarf to be mostly blue since that is what our sky in Colorado is – mostly blue.
3. Learn more about the Pomodoro method of time management and implement it. I already use a FlyLady timer on my iPad and it helps keep me focused but trying something new may make the daily routines of life a little more fun.
4. On the cooking front, I would like to try some new recipes in my bread machine, the Zo, even though I know I need to avoid those carbs. Right now I use it mostly for pizza crust, the best butter rolls on the planet and cinnamon rolls. It’s tricky using anything other than the ‘dough’ cycle at my elevation but it’s high time I figure out how to do it.
5. Read at least 4 classics, 2 biographies and a couple how-to books. I’ve been cruising along reading what others are talking about instead of keeping to the old plan of 100 Books. I will give this new revised plan a go in 2012 and see how it works.
6. Quarterly Stash Busters. The plan: each quarter I will knit 10 things from stash on hand and after these things are knit allow myself a yarn splurge. After all, if I deprive myself too much then there might be a late night overindulgence in the many on-line yarn shops around the world.
7. Finish TKGA Master Knitting Level 1 and get it submitted for evaluation.
8. Keep a food journal to help me see if my calories are helping me or hurting me.
9. Use my camera every day and also participate Digital Photography School’s Weekly Challenge. It’s free and will help get me out of the rut of taking pictures of only knitting and Westies! The MCP Project 12 sounds kind of interesting, too!
10. Go to my local knitting group every Thursday that, with the help of Ravelry, I was able to start last month. I really like these ladies!