There’s something so refreshing — invigorating — about the feeling of a clean slate at the start of a new year. I just can’t resist making a few goals.
- Finish knitting gift projects
- Use more stash yarn — especially for socks. I believe I have yarn for at least 20 pairs of socks.
- Limit the stash enhancement so I can splurge on my birthday and MDSW.
- Knit more socks. I love knitting socks. I love wearing handknit socks. I have lots of sock yarn. This one seems like a given.
- Knit more for me. I have an easier time finishing things for other people than for myself. I don’t want to stop knitting for others, but I want a few nice FOs for myself too!
- Do some more designing. I have a sketch book chock full of ideas. I need to make some of them a reality.
- Improve my stranded knitting.
- Take better project notes. While I’ve surely honed my knitting reverse-engineering skills, enough is enough! I’ve bought a notebook just for this purpose. Let’s see how long it lasts!
- Learn some more knitting history. I’ve really enjoyed reading about Estonian knitting and the history of ganseys and arans.
- Go to Rhinebeck, damnit
That’s it — not bad, really. This list is definitely more attainable than last year’s list.
Whether you’re the goal-setting type or not, I wish you all a year filled with well-fitting sweaters, toasty warm socks, soft cushy scarves, light as air lace and a wonderful group of friends and family to share them all with. Peace, Love, Happiness, and lots of FOs to you all!