Monday, January 4, 2010

new year's list

Seems like everyone in the crafty-blogosphere is writing up some sort of list this week. Maybe I should get in on the challenge? I took a break from Fuzzy Mitten work over the holidays, but I did spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to do this year. I want it to be a year of changes, even if that is a little scary. Below is a list of some of my thoughts for the coming year, although I like to remain flexible, so I won't feel guilty if something on the list doesn't get done.

  1. Finish the Fuzzy Knits second edition by the beginning of March - this hinges on Mr. Mitten having time to help me, and me getting the quality of photos I want
  2. Finally finish the secret project I've been working on for over a year, so it's ready for Spring - I have some lovely yarn for it, so hopefully that will be the incentive I need
  3. Over the course of the year, rewrite all the most popular patterns into our new format - if I'm feeling really ambitions, I will also take new photos, which in many cases will mean I have to remake the toy
  4. Time permitting, work on 1 or 2 other ideas I have for new patterns - these are a departure from my usual toy style, so hopefully more exciting to design
  5. Help Mr. Mitten get our own shop up and running - this is the most ambitious project, and will even require hiring someone to design a bunch of it, but it's way overdue (bye-bye Lulu!)
  6. Make time to knit more toys for sale - I really missed making custom toys last year, and I hope to manage a few more from now on
I think that's quite enough for the moment! Now you have a few things to look forward to, and have some idea of what will happen around here this year.  Obviously, the new edition of Fuzzy Knits and the new shop are the most important, so that's what we'll concentrate on most.

I have some ideas of other crafty things I want to do this year, but I think I'll save those for another post. I hope you're all feeling optimistic, and looking forward to a new year of fun and challenges!


Helen said...

I am feeling positive. I have only just come across your site and have ordered your books. There's lots of things I want to make!

Sherri said...

If I could help you I would ... I'm not to far from you (in Ottawa area) and I get to Montreal area pretty often ... if you require a test knitter or anything, let me know.
~ Sherri