Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring 2008- Knitting Goals Contest

When my 7 year old daughter informed me this morning that it was the 13th of March and that meant there were only 7 more days until spring, I thought it seemed like there is no time like the present to throw out the next season's Knitting Goals Contest!

Last summer's contest was such a blast that I was thinking it would be great to do one each new season. It's a great time to stop and take stock, re-evaluate the priorities on the knitting to-do lists, and set some short term reasonable goals. I was so swamped with activities and family illnesses that I plum forgot about a fall contest, and I just didn't get around to a winter one... It's time to let bygones be bygones, or whatever they say, and just pick up where we are, and where we are is on the verge of spring. We had our first high of around 50 today, and after last Thursday's high of 15 and last Friday's high of 12, the current 40's are a much welcomed sign of spring- so bring on the contest, eh?


I'll bring on the contest- y'all pitch in and bring on the goals, okie dokie? I'll start the bidding by putting up a bag of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in the prize coffers, with copies of the Fitted Tank and Kid's Kimono, maybe the new Girl's Sundress and/or Flower Headband (they all call for this soft and sweet yarn), and I'll see what else I can come up with to add to the mix. You do your part by commenting here & then blogging about your spring knitting goals, remembering to link back to this post. Easy enough? Okay then, let's get this show on the road.

Deadline is midnight on the first day of Spring- so off with you, look through your basket of UFO's, your stash, and your Ravelry queue, and get some goals set, then get knitting!

Have fun with this one!

Happy knitting-

ali

eta- I forgot to say that if you mention whose blog you saw this contest on, that person will win a runner-up type prize (which is yet to be determined, but certain to be scrumptious). If you came directly here, feel free to leave the name of a favorite friend or blogger, somebody has to win the extras...

42 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

I love to make lists and set goals so I'm totally in!

3/14/2008 9:29 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I have one goal and one goal only: to manage to love socks again!!

3/14/2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger ali said...

Well, that sounds like a good goal. Post about it and let us know how it goes!

Happy knitting-
ali

3/14/2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger theblondeknitter said...

i'm on it! i've got a few things on the burner...and i adore BSA's cotton!
:D

3/14/2008 11:53 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I did a list of my goals for 2008 here

http://houseofwool.blogspot.com/2008/01/resolutions.html

3/14/2008 12:30 PM  
Blogger aksunflour said...

Thank you Ali!
I made a list of my goals (some are knitting and some are sewing- but one is to just slow down and enjoy!).

congratulations on the family addition!

3/16/2008 12:29 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'll just cheer everyone on - the minute I make a list of knitting goals, I proceed to never achieve any of them! Darn, I'm contrary...

3/16/2008 11:29 AM  
Blogger trek said...

I surfed from Chris' blog.

My only knitting goal of this spring is to spin up some fiber so that I can knit my hand-spun. So it is sort of a spinning/knitting goal.

3/17/2008 8:20 AM  
OpenID dihasstories said...

I saw this via Stumbling Over Chaos...

I have knitting goals up to my ears this spring...every time I turn around there is a new baby or wedding or big event in the works. On the needles right now are the baby afghan for my best friend's little girl due to arrive at the end of May (due date April 12 for the shower...), my mother-in-law's 60th birthday sweater (due May 19), and then I need to find a good pattern for my new niece/nephew schedule to arrive in October. All of this AND more quilting/crafting projects for the various weddings/graduations this spring.

Whew!

3/17/2008 11:56 AM  
Blogger Traceyleezle said...

I have a wee one due on May 22nd. Believe me I have goals! I'll post and link back in a bit.

3/17/2008 1:03 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

My goal is to finish up Dayflower Daydreams from the "Best of Knitters Shawls & Scarves". I am o the last repeats and then the edging...want to have it done ...well I thought in time for Easter but that might not happen. I WILL have it done for a knitting gettogether (GTG)of dear knitting friends for the 6th annual!! the first week of April!!
Light & airy it will be the perfect Spring addition until the sun becomes relentless in its heat!
Great contest and I saw the link on Stumbling over Chaos of course!!

3/17/2008 1:13 PM  
OpenID kitkatknit said...

My main goal is to finish my Callie Cardigan by the first weekend in May so I can wear it to our Packwood fiber weekend!

3/17/2008 3:45 PM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

My goal is to finish the Bed Jacket and Icarus.

3/17/2008 5:21 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

My goal is to finish the Nashua Surplice top I started last year and to actually start knitting again because I've been working too much and knitting too little.

Gwen

3/17/2008 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Sydney said...

I came over from Chris, Stumbling over Chaos. I actually try to avoid goals. I'm going to try to finish up some of the stuff I started without taking on too many new things.

3/17/2008 8:05 PM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

I remember doing the summer goals list on here, so it's only fitting I should do the spring, too!

3/18/2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

I found you on WinKnit. :) I want to finish my lacy mohair sweater and bead my slippers. And make a tam. :)

3/18/2008 1:18 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

My goal is to finish my Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid sweater. I'm getting close!

I'm posting on my blog and found out about your contest on Wiknit

3/18/2008 4:35 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I thought I already posted but it's nowhere in sight.

My goal is to finish my Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid sweater.

I've posted your contest on my blog and hope that my very few groupies will run over.

3/18/2008 4:41 PM  
Anonymous blogless in NJ said...

I just saw this on Elaine's blog (elaine-knitting).

My goal is to finish up all my WIP and then just stick to one project at a time (sigh)

3/18/2008 4:43 PM  
Blogger purple-power said...

My goal is to finish the jacket I'm knitting for my mother's birthday (in April) without getting deflected.


I found out about the contest from Elaine

3/18/2008 10:24 PM  
Blogger catsmum said...

Saw the contest on Stumblin Over Chaos

and mine's an autumn goal - being from the other side of the world - I want to knock at least one long term hibernater off my ravelry list. There are 4 on there i think, not counting current WIPs. I guess the secondary goal is to have the WIP list not expand... shrink would be good but I'm aiming for realistic here.

3/19/2008 3:39 AM  
Anonymous Jersey Jessie said...

I just read your goals and had to laugh - it felt so familiar. I am so fickle - every time I see or think of something new I'd like to knit, I get the yarn and start. But then I remember that I have 10 other projects started and so put it down and go back to one of the others.

My goal is to start focusing focusing focusing.

3/19/2008 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Jersey Jessie said...

I just remembered I was supposed to say that Elaine sent me over. Can I tag that onto my entry?

3/19/2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger crazzybunny said...

Lists are fun! Will be posting on my blog now...

3/19/2008 10:03 AM  
Blogger K. said...

I came from Caroline's blog...

My goals are up on my blog!

3/19/2008 12:32 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

my goals? first is to finish the dog sweater i began for my sister's dog ages ago, but lost interest in (her dog'll be 13 this year - better hurry!)

after that, it's to use up my stash knitting baby items for the zillions of college friends who are churning out the kiddos this year!

3/19/2008 1:06 PM  
Blogger String Bean said...

I'm in, but only if I can bring homemade chocolate chip cookies.

3/19/2008 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Rachel O said...

I came over from Elaine's blog.

Oh my goals. They always fizzle out. My goal is to not buy any more yarn till I've used up my stash. Ha ha ha.

3/19/2008 2:37 PM  
Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I came from Dove Knits (how do I link in comments?)
http://doveknits.blogspot.com/

I'm writing up my list right now to post ... it won't be half a good as your's.

3/19/2008 3:36 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

i linked from chris as well! My list is to organize and finish a particular project..then start some for winter as well as find new warm weather projects as well!

linking: http://turtleslakeknitting.blogspot.com/ Happy spring!

3/19/2008 5:10 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I just came over here from Rhonda the Stitchin' Nut! I think I do a spring list...

3/19/2008 7:24 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Here is the link to my entry:

http://fabricnfiberfanatic.blogspot.com/2008/03/spring-is-fast-approaching.html

Thanks for having the contest! I needed to get my goals on paper & in front of me!!!!

3/19/2008 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

My current goal is to compete in the Knitting Olympics with my local knitting circle. Alos to learn to do cables and to make myself a sweater that truly fits!!

3/20/2008 8:34 AM  
Blogger cthulhulovesme said...

I found your blog via WiKnit. My current goals are:
1- Finish my last owing Xmas present.
2- Learn more about crochet.
3- Knit Lizard Ridge, once I can afford all the yarn.
4- Knit another project entirely out of my own homespun.
5- Knit at least 10 skeins of yarn before I buy another one. (Mainly because the yarn is threatening to take over my bedroom if I don't.)

3/20/2008 11:36 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I came from Dove's blog, too. I love lists, but don't always finish them. We'll see how I do!

3/20/2008 8:23 PM  
Blogger DesertRat said...

I have two spring goals. First, finish up my Lily cardigan, and second, cast on a make good progress on the second Manly Pewter Sock for my husband.

3/20/2008 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Hello, Your Spring Knitting list is long. Will you roll over the remaining tasks into a summer list? lol. I do not have that many projects that I am committed to yet. so far I have two:

A Step Above Socks
Cotton or silk tank or camisole

However, my Ravelry queue up to 100. But like I said, I have not committed to any of them yet.

3/21/2008 2:51 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

thanks for the contest--a great way to get me motivated! here's my link: http://obstiknit.blogspot.com/

3/21/2008 11:57 AM  
Blogger knittingpanda said...

I am totally in! I read about your contest on Dove Knits blog by the way.

3/21/2008 3:49 PM  
Blogger Aster said...

Um, I hope this counts as an entry because I don't have time to maintain my blog and never post. Hehe. My spring goals are:

Finish a pair of socks by April 1.
Complete the front panel of my Drops tunic by the end of April.
Spin more!

3/22/2008 8:21 PM  
Blogger psalm127 said...

ok here is my wish list for doing over the summer
make at least one pair of socks each month
make some wool soakers
make some wool longies
knit some headbands

way better than the last summers goals of knit a sweater, which I did and that contest got me back into knitting and I have been non stop ever sense lol
http://homeschoolblogger.com/psalm127

5/19/2008 9:16 PM  

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