personal challenge: july

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new challenge. Although last month was successful, I didn’t achieve everything I set out to achieve. This month I am setting my sights a little lower and going for a slightly more manageable challenge.

One of my day zero aims is to complete a full sized knitted garment. I put this one on the list as I currently have three WIPs that have been on the needles for a long, long time. So, this month I am going to finally complete one of them. Out of the three, one is going to require some serious pattern tweaking (and I have not got the time to do this right now), one is a jumper, so I won’t be able to wear it until winter 2011 (due to breast feeding little M), and the third is a cardigan. Guess which one I will attempt to finish? Yup, the cardigan.

According to my ravelry page, I cast on on 28th March 2009. It has been one of those projects. I thought I’d ballsed it up, then found I hadn’t and then life got in the way and it has stayed in its bag. I last picked it up when I was 28 weeks pregnant and went for my glucose tolerance test at the hospital. And that was the first time I had touched it in about six months. Shocking. I have about 3cm of a sleeve and the button strips to do. Not much at all, I just need to pick it up and get on with it. And if I get it finished now, it will be ready to wear when the weather turns cooler (another of my day zero tasks).

So hopefully, the cardigan that has looked like this for the last year

will be a fully fledged item of clothing in thirty days.


If you took part in June’s challenge, don’t forget to tell us how you got on here.

Want to join in? You are very welcome. Just set yourself a goal for the next month – your very own Personal Challenge for July.

At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Putting my management hat on for a second: make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based).

Write a post about what you want to achieve and why. If you link back to this post then others can join in too – you can use the badge if you like (the code is over on the right there). Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of this post (it’s open for two weeks). Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.



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