12 12s in 2012

As I said in my last post, I love the clean start of a new year!

Last year I set a few annual goals, and I had so much fun working at them. My first mission was to knit 52 items, and I totally blew that number out of the water. I completed about 25% more than my goal. Yay!

I also committed to reading 52 books in 52 weeks. I only had to count a few knitting books to hit my goal (…and, to be fair, I spend a lot of time with my nose in a knitting book, LOL.) Considering what a doozy 2011 was, I’m considering this to be a huge accomplishment.

I was reading on ravelry and saw this idea for making 12 lists of 12 things to complete in 2012. I decided to come up with my own list. :) I’m going to try to find a widget that I can use to keep track of them in my sidebar.

So, on top of my goal to read another 52 books this year, I also hope to complete:

12 items knit from my pattern library
12 items knit for charity
12 gifts knit
12,000 yards knit
12 of my oldest skeins of yarn used up (I’m looking at you, Handspun Bulky)
12 weeks of “cold sheeping” (a.k.a. no buying new yarn – ACK!)
12 classic read-alouds with the kids (in addition to bedtime reading and school reading)
12 books on midwifery or herbalism read cover-to-cover
12 books that have been in my queue or are partially read
12,000 minutes of exercise
12 new homeopathic remedies or herbs that I’ll become familiar with and use
120 green smoothies consumed

Happy 2012!

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  1. I love this! And I totally stole your idea too! :P

  2. You read one book every week? That is really impressive. I’m only going to read 12 books total this year as part of the http://www.12booksin2012.com book group

  3. Hi Jacob,

    Yes, I read at least one (grown-up) book each week. As of January 1st, I started counting children’s literature as well. I’m working through the lists for the Newbery and Caldecott Medals. My current goal for this year is 300 total books with 52 of those being adult books and the rest being kid lit. :)

    I checked out your link. Thanks for sharing. :)

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