Visions #1

This title is one I’ve shamelessly stolen from one of my favorite internet people, the fabulous Havi Brooks. She has shown me an excellent way to create structure through blogging and I’m going to try it out.

Every Monday I’ll post about my plans and wishes for the week and what I hope to achieve. Hopefully it’ll both help me to actually do more things and learn what my limits are. I know some days are going to be hard and just making it to the Knit Cave will be an achievement in itself. Other days I’ll hopefully be able to work both on my knitting projects and some of my other stuff, also known as Secret Missions.

As this is the first week, I’m going to take it very easy.

A bit of bread.

What I want.

A way to make sure I remember to eat while I’m here. There are no good take-out places nearby and I’ll need to bring my own food.

Ways this could happen.

Remembering how easy it is to bake my own bread. It takes less than 10 minuttes to mix the dough and then it takes care of itself during the night. If I prepare it between 9 and 10 pm then it’ll be ready to bake around noon which is early enough for it to be ready before I leave home.

What else?

Remembering to buy the ingredients. Right now I’m all stocked up on flour but I might need to buy fresh yeast. I’ll also need to make sure I at least have butter and cheese in the fridge.

Meeting an UFO.

What I want.

To make a decision about which of my many UFO’s I want to work on this week.

Ways this could happen.

I’ve already laid out the most promising UFO’s on my work table. Some of them are very close to being finish while others require a lot of knitting. Realistically I could probably finish one of the cowls while still get work done on the other things.

What else?

I need to get some tools for blocking so I can finish the projects properly. I can bring a plastic basin from home but I’ll need to order to order some proper blocking mats from somewhere. Or maybe I’ll be able to buy some at Stickfest i Väst this weekend?

Writing my first pattern.

What I want.

To write out a pattern I can upload and sell on Ravelry. It doesn’t have to be done this week but it definitely needs to be started.

Ways this could happen.

I need to choose a project. The best candidate is the cowl I finished around this time last year. It’s a very interesting slip and stitch pattern which works very well with self-striping yarns. Hopefully I’ll be able to find my old notes on it.

What else?

Figuring out how to use Ravelry for selling patterns and make sure my paypal account is working properly.

Secret Mission

Only one mission this week. It’s all about presenting the most suitable parts of me to unknown people which triggers all sorts of anxieties and negative thoughts in me. I’m not sure how to handle it but I’m making a promise to myself to remember to be curious and observant. I’ll makes notes on what works and what I need to remember.