- Get Christmas gifts done by October
- Limit Christmas knitting to my mom, MIL, husband, and daughter
- Knit something for myself besides dishcloths!
- Use yarn from my stash
- Sew practical items
- Make well-fitting clothes
- Improve finishing details on clothes
- Use fabric from my stash
- Sew with patterns I already have (and have never made) rather than constantly buying new ones!