2006 has been my most productive knitting year to date, and I’ve been knitting awhile! last week I knit two little things- a neck warmer for me, and a hat for my dad ( the last knit, in a day, of 2006, from stash!) who said he wanted something simple for walking the dog. well- it can't be simpler, can it?
You are all to “blame” for my fab productivity. It all started last October 2005, when I found the great knitting group in NYC Sit N Knit organized by the amazing Annie. I met many wonderful young creative knitters, and some had blogs. I thought to myself: “Self, blogs are for other people who have nothing to do, not you. You don’t have spare time!” But than I thought: “Well a few minutes a week, surely, I could find a little time…” little did I know that this will escalate to a full-scale blogoditis! Not only does it take more than a few minutes a week, (ya’ right!) its addictive and I Love it! Blogging and reading knitting blogs!!!! The inspiration has been tremendous and I met so many global knitting buddies, and teachers. I also found way too many lovely, gorgeous, luscious yarns to buy. I did not even know about 80% of them, and now I find I HAVE to have some… So now knitting/blogging has to happen, so who has time for housework? What housework? Yes Annie, its all your fault, every time I knit and or blog instead of doing the laundry! So it was a great knitting year. I participated in some swaps and KAL. It was fun. I will do those again, I am sure, this year.
Before 2006 I knit 2pairs of socks, ever! I in 2006-I knit 11!
So here goes the 2006 list: (see them all here)
11 pairs of socks (not counting the bunny feet…)
5 scarves and one neck warmer
2 pairs of fingerless gloves
1 tank top
Only 2 projects remain UFO- the Hopeful top and the sea silk lace scarf. I have tried lace for the first time and I am still not loving it. Perhaps I need to find better needles for it. What are your favorites for lace? I will finish them up.
Resolutions for 2007
I will get more sleep. I am a much happier, smarter, faster, funnier, stronger (simply better) person with more sleep. No two ways about it. Not to mention how much better I look…
I will learn how to spin.
I will make an inventory of my stash. Rain has dared me to count every inch. LOL! LOL! That will not be possible… I am going for a more general picture with labeled boxes. My trip to the container store was fruitful and I know can see my bedroom floor for the first time in months! No ladies, not everyone has a yarn room, or a yarn cave… but I can play pretend... ☺
I will make an effort to knit from stash. I have lovely yarn! Why not knit it? I am not joining the stash KAL, but nonetheless…
I want to knit with:
Estelle: 100% Italian sportweight cashmere
(clapotis, still waiting for the right yarn!)
Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop (socks, and or gloves.) Does anyone know where to get it? They are always out of stock.
I will knit a toe-up. It’s about time.
For my son, I will only knit socks for a while. He seems to like those but thinks the rest of it is “not cool.” So be it…
I will knit more lace. I shall finish at least 3 lace projects in 2007. Yes I will.
I will felt some clogs with beads.
I will be very careful not to fall short in premature terminations. A few projects had to be froged and inches added. Maybe its because kids do grow at night…
I hope I will have more leisure time from now on; and use some of it to meet with my knitting friends!
No other major plans yet, although there are a bunch of things I’d love to knit, they are too many to list.
And last, but NOT LEAST- I will have fun knitting!
Oh, I forgot. I looooove all your comments! Please keep’m coming. It’s really good to hear from you! Happy New Year!