Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Yarn Resolutions

It's that time of year when we make promises to ourselves. We sit down and think about what goals we'd like to set for the coming year. Although we don't always keep these self-made bargains, it's still a useful exercise. If we don't consider what we'd like to accomplish, we're unlikely to accomplish anything. Or someone else will set goals for us that we may not entirely agree with.

In the spirit of the season, I decided to set some modest knitting goals for myself:

1) To make a felted totebag (inspired by Kim's Stash-Buster and Catmum's Laptop Tote.)
2) To keep one of my projects for myself (possibly the aforementioned totebag).
3) To learn to "kitchener" because Barbara talks about it all the time and I found a clear explanation of it (with photos) in a knitting book.
4) To lose weight. (Okay, that has nothing to do with knitting but I figure if I put it on every resolution list I make, I might actually do it.)
5) To make something that isn't square or rectangular.

Does anyone else have New Year's knitting resolutions you'd like to inspire us with?

Whether you're making resolutions or not, here's hoping that your 2007 is happy , healthy and free of frogging!


Blogger Kenyetta said...

My Knitting resolutions
1. To make something for myself besides bags, hats, or scarves
2. To use some of the must-haves in my stash
3. To lose weight so when I knit something for myself I will look awesome!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Gosh, Nancy, you and Kenyetta have just about covered my list. What is it about us knitters that we give away so much of what we make? Sometimes to people who don't really appreciate the work and time that went into the project!

Sounds like a writer's lament, as well.

10:46 PM  
Blogger kshotz said...

I'm going to try my first sweater. (It's likely to be child sized for my niece or even infant sized for a new nephew to be born in April--but it's a start, right?!?)


10:42 AM  
Blogger LauraP said...

I'm going to finally do the level 2 Masters certificate work. And make something for myself too!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Cindi Myers said...

I want to finish the sweater I'm knitting for myself. And lose weight. (Like you, Nancy, I'm convinced if I say it often enough, it will happen!) And try some new sock-knitting methods. Maybe toe-up or spiral.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

This is where I learned the kitchener at.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

All highly worthy resolutions! You go, girls!

Trish, thanks for the recommendation on the kitchener website!

7:38 PM  

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