Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Goals

I have been thinking about what should be my goals for this year. I wanted them to be things I might actually obtain and things that I would not so easily cast aside. I want to work hard and learn. So here is a list of some of my 2011 goals.

 - Learn to knit: as you saw in my last post, I have started this one. I have knitted 3 squares and am now on my fourth. I get frustrated because if I lose my place in a pattern I have a very hard time figuring out where I am. Yesterday I frogged the whole square and started over. I cannot knit something that requires many different steps and stitches while Jeff is talking to me, I am chatting or watching TV.

- Do more charity work: if this means being a volunteer, making a dozen blankets or donating money... I want to be a part of it. I want the chance to be part of something I strongly support. I've told you all how I love Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse. I want to do more than we did last year. I currently have 3 blankets... 4 if you count this knit one... for the "Be a Santa for a Senior" tree at Walgreens; that is double 2010.

- Be more organized: this one will be very tough for me. I do very well at being organized at work but at home I am a mess. I have knit and crochet projects piled on my desk, yarn sitting in random places and clutter! I don't want to start too many projects at a time. I know I will have 2 crochet and 1 knit blanket going all year as I am using squares from the BAM CAL and the BAM KAL  for the blankets.

- Get serious: I've learned to maintain my weight... but I am overweight. I cannot be proud that I have maintained my 265lb weight. I go to Curves at least three times a week, and I try to follow Weight Watchers. I really need to get serious about my weight. That may mean using my blog or making a new blog to write about my struggles and successes. Would you care to read about that?

Have a giveaway: my sister and I are working on a special project that I believe will end up in a double giveaway this summer. Spread the word!

- Figure out my camera: I want to learn to take better pictures. I don't want to be a professional photographer but I would like to take decent photos!

I may add to this by starting another post when I come up with more. Right now I think I have created enough work for myself!


  1. Sarah I have no doubt that you will do whatever you put your mind to!!! And I also think that everyone struggles with something whether it be organization (i'm guilty), weight, figuring out their emotions (guilty there too) and all sort of other things. You being brave enough to share your stuggles would be an excellent inspiration for people who are struggling too!!! You can do it!!! Love you!

  2. Sounds like some really good goals that you have set for yourself. :) I have a few goals for myself as well :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're off to a great start with your knitting!

  4. Great goals, I have quite a list myself.

    I know you call this 'Crochet by Sarah', but I would love to read about your weight progress. Just put the occasional post in here, it will be fun to read. My blog is about anything and everything.