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Rethinking my SMART goals

So, I realised something the other day while pondering my goals for the year. One of them was to cross stitch about 28 small stockings, and then finish them as stocking ready to be used as an advent calender. Now, as I was thinking about this, I suddenly realised that meant I had to have 25 of them done (and finished) by the end of October, in order to free up November for NaNo…this is massively unfeasable, and therefore getting changed. Even if this was feasable, it would result in this blog showing nothing but Christmas stitching and gift crafting and I think that isn’t reall ideal…So now, rather than stitch 28 of them, I’m knitting 9. One a month up to September. Then I have October to make them up (not that they really need makng up until I have 25, but let’s stay on top of it all…), November for my NaNo project, and December for the frantic Christmas making (a shawl, a scarf, two hats, a seagull, a pair of gloves, a pair of socks, two pieces of embroidary, an advent calender, and something as yet undecided). Not all of this will be done in December…On that note, what do you get a friend who is instantly knitworthy, and you’ve made him a blanket, a pair of handwarmers and an advent calender, and he’s loved all of it??? (No, he’s not getting socks. I don’t think he’s that knit-worthy.)


Have a picture of my current cross stitch, because otherwise there aren’t any pictures, and that would be a shame:


This won’t actually be on my Advent calender. I have an idea as to who may get it as a Christmas ornament, but that sort of relies on one of them still being alive, and they’re both on palliative care, so… Otherwise we’ll see

Oh, and a sock! I started this on Wednesday, on the train coming back up to York. It’s great fun, and I’ve started increasing for the heel already πŸ™‚



Comments on: "Rethinking my SMART goals" (4)

  1. Great work, I can’t wait to finish my mittens and try sock knitting too πŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Sock looks fab. As for goals, I always think goal posts are made to be moved πŸ™‚

  3. fancystitch said:

    Oooh, I like the sock pattern! The hint of red really sets it off. You know you’re a knitter…cross stitch…crocheter ect when you’re already making stuff for next Christmas! :’D

  4. Ooooh that sock yarn is so lovely!
    You are so ambitious to get this much done! I think knowing i have this much to do would stress me out!

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