The challenge runs from July to June, and technically my year (should I stick with this) would be fifty weeks because I missed the official start date. I'm throwing in a couple of the bigger, life-other-than-knitting stuff in here too, because it's all on my mind-- and since this is sort of a list of ways I'm planning on dealing with life-other-than-knitting (i.e. by knitting), it feels appropriate.
Project: Stashdown. While I'm a bit young to have actually hit S.A.B.L.E., it's a little daunting to think that I could knit (at my current pace) for the better part of a decade and not need to buy yarn. I've discussed it before, but my main goal is to seriously not buy yarn, and to keep acquisitions of yarn and fiber down to a 1:4 in:out ratio.
Project: Weight Watchers. I don't talk about it on the internet a ton, but I lost a bunch of weight last year, in about 6 months, and then got stuck losing and gaining what feels like the same five pounds. I have a some very good reasons for wanting to be at my goal weight by the end of June 2013, and I'm really working to convince myself that exercise can be as soothing as knitting and spinning. (It's not, but it has all kinds of other benefits, so I'm trying to find my zen place with the whole thing.)
Project: Spinning. This is probably my first official YOP goal, and I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to address it-- I'd like to spin about 4 oz a month, but I'm so new that I don't have a grasp on what techniques I want to try or the skeins I want to end up with. I think I'll leave it open-ended: Spin an average of an ounce a week (finishing approximately 4 oz per month), starting with the Corriedale currently on my spindle. In a related goal, I think I'll be dyeing that Corriedale (unless I find someone who wants it in that color when I'm done, and then I'll give it away).