January 2018 Goals

Hello!  Can you believe its 2018 already?  This decade is going so fast!

This year, I decided, rather than setting goals for a whole year I’d set myself some smaller goals for each month. So that they can be achievable, I’ll set them at the start of each month.

Now, I know the clever ones out there will notice that today is the 4th January, no, I’m not going to set myself a goal to do this sort of thing on the 1st of the month!

So here goes, these are my 3 goals for January!

1. Draw More

I’ve signed up for a 30 day sketchbook challenge.  I’m not going to promise to complete every one of the drawings, but I’m going to do my best to keep up with as many of them as possible!

Each day, we get a different prompt, for example, one prompt was “leaves”, funny really, after the storm on Tuesday night, there were lots of leaves on the ground to choose from!!!

Here is my attempt at “leaves”…


Whilst I was outside getting leaves, I spotted this daffodil…the first one of the year! I’m so glad that I planted January flowering ones!  I decided that they have leaves too, so it fit with the prompt…so I drew them too!


Not perfect, but hopefully it looks roughly like what it should!! haha!

As you can see in the image at the top, I’ve even been inspired to create my own “January” logo! 🙂

2. Finish my “Everything Nice Hoodie”

I’m enjoying this knit!  Its not much more exciting to look at than the pictures in Saturday’s post, however I have now nearly finished the body section.  Guess what’s next…….SLEEVES!!! haha!



3. Finish writing up two patterns and get them into “testing”

Now that the knitting on my Random Stripe Cardigan  is finished, I can write up the pattern and get it into testing.


I’ve also been reminded that I promised to write up this New Shawl that I was designing in the summer.  I have mostly written it up, just need to complete it and get it tested too!


I promise to report back at the end of January and let you know how I’ve got on!!!

Wish me luck!

Have you set yourself any goals, for January or 2018 that you want to share?




32 Responses

      1. I’m always interested in people’s journeys, and I’ve discovered by posting my ‘fails’ on here that others don’t necessarily share my negative opinion of them, and i can usually find something good in them after all! But, the main thing is that you enjoy doing it, regardless of the outcome

  1. I decided on something similar this year – there are too many projects I want to make that it’s better to focus on one step at a time 🙂 Love your drawings and knitted projects! especially the last one is intriguing – can’t wait to see the pattern for it.

  2. Nicola

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. You have a lovely site here. I have “followed.” i wish I could draw like that – my drawing and painting skills have never developed beyond kindergarten stage! As soon as I saw that daffodil, I knew you had to be in the UK. Everything here is buried under a couple of feet of snow. Nicola

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this post...please leave comments below!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.