Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Out with April, In with May

Making that list of projects I wanted to finish in April seemed to work out really well for me. No, I didn't finish everything on the list (I didn't expect to either), but I did get more done than I thought I would. Here's how the month ended up.

  1. Finish and block Kiri Shawl in time to wear to a wedding on April 15th. - Done!!
  2. Finish second Monkey sock. - Done!!
  3. Finish a pair of Fetchings as March Holiday Headstart project. - Done!!
  4. Find and knit something for April Holiday Headstart project. - Done!! I knit an Elefante. Look for the FO post soon.
  5. Finish (or at least work on) Red Koigu Socks. - One is finished, and the second was cast on last night.
  6. Swatch and start Tahoe when yarn arrives. - The swatch is done and drying. Maybe I can cast on today.

It seems that these monthly lists will help keep me focused and motivated. The April list certainly kept me from casting on a million new projects and not making progress on any of them! So, here are my May goals:
  1. Finish Red Koigu Socks.
  2. Knit Tahoe.
  3. Plan and knit a May Holiday Headstart project.
  4. Try making a little felted tote that I've been planning in my head.
  5. Start a pair of Zephyr socks.


Wannabe said...

I'm trying to do Holiday Headstart too. All I've gotten done is a Meathead. SLACKER!

Zarzuela said...

Good for you! That's got to be a great sense of accomplishment. :)


Melissa said...

I love reading your little lists! Makes me want to make one, but I'm too scared. :)

KeanaLee said...

I love lists, they help me so much, my hubby makes fun becasue I write down my lists & carry them with me all the time

Jenny Raye said...

Great idea! I must come up with a list for the month of May!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got a lot accomplished this month. Maybe I should start making lists instead of casting on for new projects!

Sonya said...

You accomplished a lot in April! I make lots of lists but I find them much to easy to ignore.

Jenn said...

Good job! And thanks for the link to Elefante - possibly the cutest thing ever!

Jennifer said...

I have to applaud you for your goal setting. Whenever I try to do that it stresses me out. Knitting should not be stressful.

Anonymous said...

How fun to already go to the Wool festival! The Estes Park, CO one is in May, it will be here sooner than we think!

Glad you had fun!!

Miss talking to you!

jessica said...

Looks like you had fun at the festival! gotta love those sheep!

I adore your lists, I think I might have to try one, maybe at least on paper this month. I'll see how it goes and in june there might be one on my blog.... thanks!

Zonda said...

Pretty good job on your list there! Sigh..I think I need to do that! :)

~Kristie said...

Good for you!

Setting monthly goals obviously works so maybe I should start my list right now! Thanks for the inspiration.

Chrissy said...

That is such a good idea. I'm going to do the same.

Twinkerbell said...

Wow! You did such a good job on your list :) I should start something like that. I'm lucky I was able to finish the two pair of socks and afghan I finished too. :). I've not done a toe up sock yet, so I guess it's time now to pick a pattern that is, so I can learn how lol. It has sort of scared me, some I've seen with provisional cast ons I've not done that yet either. :D

Anonymous said...

Man I am so failing with that while Holiday Headstart thing!! I havent done a THING with it!! I really must get started now or be swamped for Chrissie! And since there is more members in my knitting group I dont want to be swamped!!!! MUST START NOW...Sigh...Next week ;-)

I wonder if a list thing per month would be good for me? I wonder if it will work? Might have to give it a go..


Ragan said...

Wow! You had a great month! Lists must work, I will have to try that. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've really been doing great last months, this is highly impressive indeed! I'll so have to try making such a list too - but I'm scared ;)

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