Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Learn how to knit something other than a scarf


 

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GarlickyDaysI've done this now

I’ve knitted fingerless gloves, tiny cats, a flower brooch, tiny rabbits, and a penguin. I think knitting things that I can make in a day mean that I don’t give up. 20 months ago


GarlickyDays 5 years ago


prg1312 1 year ago


KayFinding a Teacher

Unfortunately, my grandmother, who was the person who first taught me the very basics of knitting, can no longer teach me due to arthritis in her hands and Alzheimer’s having stripped her of remembering how, so I’m now trying to find myself a new teacher. Sometimes I can pick up on things from books and websites (for instance I taught myself to embroider quite well using those resources), but knitting has never wanted to click in my mind so I need someone there explaining it. Fortunately, re-enactors are notorious for having odd hobbies, so during down time this summer I should be able to find someone with the necessary know-how and supplies and make socks or something. Or mittens, since I always need new mittens and store-bought ones generally don’t fit my tiny hands. 2 years ago


amandaperl 3 years ago


amandaperlTry a hat next

Find a simple pattern on the internet for a chunky hat knit in the round, and use a circular needle. They’re easy. You’ll probably need to get double-pointed needles for the middle bit of the hat, but it’s okay even though they’re scary looking. 3 years ago


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