So, its been a while! I’d decided not to blog unless there were photos, and then I got too lazy to take the photos off the camera. Therefore no blogging. But I figure the new year is a time to start over, so here we go again.
To start, I’ve made some knitting resolutions:
1. Be a little more monogamous with my knitting. Its okay to have different projects for different situations, but there is no reason to have four different half finished pairs of socks on the needles when it would be quicker (and less confusing) to finish each pair in order.
2. Take photos of projects while they are being worked on. This should be more easily done because I will need blog fodder if I am blogging more.
3. Wherever possible, work on a UFO before working on a new (and therefore more exciting) project. Mostly so that I don’t get distracted by a new project and leave everything else languishing. Also helps with point 1.
4. Learn a new technique. Currently considering some sort of steeked project, possibly the Mushroom Pulse Warmers.
5. Spin for at least ten minutes every day. I’ve finally actually taken up spindle spinning after deciding that I should actually use the Featherweight (12g) Paduak drop spindle from Journey Wheel that I have had for years. I would really like one of their moosies but figure there’s no point if I don’t use the spindle that I have already got.
6. Only buy fibre with an end product in mind. That end product can be as simple as “a triangle shawl that will use up whatever yarn I manage to make from this pile of fibre” until I get to the point where I can spin exactly what I want for a project.
7. Finish my Tangled Yoke Cardigan — only sleeves to go. (Hopefully) finish the big white whale — its looking doubtful that it will be done by the retreat because I have had to rip back inches of border due to insect attack. Start and finish the vest pattern that I bought at the craft show last year so I can maybe wear it to the craft show this year. Start and finish the trout vest using the yarn that I bought at the retreat last year. Finish the edging of the princess shawl and pick up the 865 stitches for the next section by my birthday (march 28) — currently at 30 of 85 points so therefore 55 hours of knitting to go to reach that goal.
8. Enjoy my knitting. Realise that if I’m not enjoying knitting something then its perfectly acceptable to decide to rip it out even if its three quarters finished.