101 Things in a 1001 Days

As per Day Zero-The Home of the 101 Things in a 1001 Days Project:
The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.


My List

Start Date: Feb 24, 2008

End Date: Deadline Nov 21, 2010

0. Finish list.

1. Learn to knit socks. ~complete~

2. Learn to knit socks toe-up and with magic loop.

3. Obtain Kauni yarn and design and knit a wall hanging.

4. Finish Boyz ‘n the Hoodie. ~in progress~

5. Learn how to spin.

6. Buy a spinning wheel of my very own.

7. Refurbish the piano.

8. Learn how to dye fibre.

9. Design and make something fantabulous with my collection of batik fabrics.

10. Obtain some Wollmeise yarn and discover what the fuss is all about.

11. Obtain some Handmaiden Seasilk yarn and make a shawl or stole.

12. Learn how to sew a garment from a pattern.

13. Buy my own home.

14. Finish uploading my CDs to the computer.

15. Learn how to build a website.

16. Incorporate yoga at least three times a week. Permanent change but maintain for three months straight to record for this challenge. (0/36)

17. Join a martial arts class (likely judo).

18. Learn how to stop on my roller-blades.

19. Go to an eye doctor dammit!

20. Cut pop and all of its bubbly goodness out of my diet completely. Permanent change but record for one month. (0/30)

21. Identify 100 things that make me happy and incorporate more of them into my life.

22. Buy a bicycle.

23. Obtain a passport and use it at least once to travel to a country that is not the US.

24. Meet Shells in person.

25. Meet Snigs in person.

26. Catalogue my books and maintain a master list.

27. Blog about each item I complete. (2/101) ~in progess~

28. Make every meal at home for two weeks straight. (0/42)

29. Sell five items that I have made (to non-family members). (0/5)

30. Purchase the Amelie throw kit from Knitwits and make it.

31. Attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (better known as Rhinebeck).

32. Join a sock club.

33. Set up my very own studio for all things arty and crafty (even if it is simply a devoted corner of a room).

34. Build up a stained glass inventory that includes some fancy art glass.

35. Finish at least one project per month. (1/33)

36. Research and outline the steps for starting my own business.

37. Give only handmade Christmas gifts for at least one Christmas.

38. Learn to ski.

39. Go canoing.

40. Join or start a knitting group.

41. Learn to cook a dish with shrimp.

42. Learn about all the cool settings on my camera.

43. Complete a project in my Ravelry faves that hasn’t already appeared on this list.

44. Purchase a book off of my Amazon.ca wish list.

45. Make BIL a skull and crossbones toque.

46. Learn Fair Isle knitting.

47. Meditate once a week. (5/143) ~in progress~

48. Be in considerably better shape on the finish date than I am on the start date.

49. Learn entrelac knitting.

50. Buy a swift Be gifted the most beautiful handmade swift by two amazing friends and buy a ball winder. ~complete~

51. Read five books that I already own but have not yet read. (0/5)

52. Buy a drop spindle kit.

53. Organize all of my printed pictures into albums.

54. Buy a plant of any kind and have it thrive for an entire year. (0/365)

55. Knit something lacy (the Mystic Light KAL). ~in progress~

56. Catalogue and organize my crazy number of PDF patterns.

57. Cook a meal for my family (siblings and parents) that includes appetizer and dessert.

58. Make a queen size bed quilt.

59. Plant a tree representing each of my birthdays during this challenge (once per year but plant during actual planting season). (0/3)

60. Plant a vegetable garden and eat a salad from it (once in a permanent place).

61. Floss teeth every night for a month without missing. (30/30) ~complete~

62. Organize and sort all of my clothing and donate all that is presentable and recycle all that isn’t.

63. Go to the dentist dammit!

64. Go ice-skating.

65. Finish my scrappy lamp and pick a new lamp base for the existing lamp and its mate.

66. Design a mandala stained glass panel.

67. Design my own circular celtic knot and paint with watercolours suitable for *gasp* hanging on the wall.

68. Knit socks for Shells and Nickbee (and since the secret is out of the bag it can go on the list!).

69. Begin a portfolio for all the items I have and will create.

70. Ahem…um…..take care of Leroid for good. Don’t ask. ~in progress~

71. Somehow convince my two budgies, Lou and Andy, that deep down they really do like me.

72. Try five brand new recipes.

73. Grow a crop of lavender.

74. Learn a bar chord on my guitar. *kicks her stupid stubby fingers*



4 Responses to “101 Things in a 1001 Days”

  1. Hi there, I found this through the Ravelry group. Great list! About no. 26 — I recommend the fun and easy librarything.com. I’m on there as vorare 🙂

  2. Oh thank you! I’m on LibraryThing as well (link on my main page sidebar……but I would have to upgrade to a paying membership in order to catalogue all of my books. I’m limited to only 200 at the moment I believe and that barely scratches the surface lol!!

  3. awesome goals, good luck with them ^^

  4. I like your list.. just wondering where are goals 75-101??? I especially like the spinning stuff. I think thats quite interesting.

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