New Year, New Goal

I love me a plan!

So here’s what I’m hoping to achieve next year.


1. Perfect pattern for slim legged trousers.

2. Perfect pattern for jeans.

3. Perfect pattern for jersey lounge trousers.

4. Perfect pattern for classic shirt.

5. Perfect pattern for t-shirt.

6. Palmer Pletsch fitting course in April.

7. Palmer Pletsch jacket course in August.

8. Sew at least one iteration of each the above patterns.

9. Sew a coat.


1. Finish Ella sweater.

2. Reknit red aran.

3. Knit Burda bag in grey aran.


1. Finish blue hand quilt.

2. Finish A Gardener’s Journal quilt.

3. Start hand pieced hex quilt.

The other stuff:

1. Children’s baptisms in February.  We’ve waited so long for these.

2. Complete my degree…2 modules left to go!

3. Hit my goal weight by my birthday in June.  26lbs to go.

4. Exercise.  I hate it but I’ve really got to do it!  I’d like to be able to run 5k by my birthday in June.  And get some more walking in there too.

5. I’m hoping to be approved to sit on Adoption Panel once a month.  Fingers crossed on that one.

6. Button starts school in September.  I hope we get a place at the school of our choice.

It seems like a lot…but we’ve got a whole year!

And by this time next year the degree will be finished and I’ll have a whole lot more time on my hands.  I’m determined to finish but won’t be too sad when I reach the end.

I think it’s a fun plan with the right balance of stuff that I need to achieve (like the degree and the getting healthy bit), stuff that will challenge me (like the jeans and the coat. And the degree), and stuff that we can celebrate (like baptisms and first day at school).

I can’t wait to get started.

6 Responses to New Year, New Goal

  1. Oh I love me a plan too! Much nicer than resolutions as they can seem daunting. Will be very interested to see your progress in all aspects of the list. I have often thought of making msyelf a coat but didn´t know if I needed a special machine…you´ll have to keep me posted. I used a great pattern for some elasticated trousers in the summer. Of course, I changed it around as I lengthened them (they were mid calf length) and made them draw string instead…but I can recommend it. Will have to look it out when I have my clear out next week (yes, that´s on my list!) and let you know which one it was. Would be good for lounge trousers I think. Good luck to you and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones 🙂

  2. PendleStitches says:

    Resolutions are made to be broken!
    No special machine needed for making a coat…just time and patience. Both in short supply at the moment but will improve as the year goes by.

    I’d love to see your trousers too. Mastering trousers and jeans is one of my main objectives this year as I live in them.

    Happy New Year to you and yours too. I hope it brings you everything you wish for.

  3. Moley says:

    Wow! When are you going to draw breath? Seriously, good luck with all the plans, especially the family ones. You’ve inspired me to go and make my own list but I may not admit publicly to how long it is!

  4. Liara says:

    That is a great list! I’m going to make a list too, but a very short one. At the top will be finish the quilt for my son’s bed. When I tuck him in at night, he says “Mommy, I’m cold. When are you going to finish my blanket so I can warm up?” At five, he’s mastered the guilt trip.

  5. PendleStitches says:

    How do they get so good at guilt trips???

    Good luck with your quilt and the rest of the list, too.

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