Knitting resolutions for 2013....
I typed that....and then sat and looked at it for w-a-y-y-y- too long. Trying to come up with something that doesn't sound like every other new year's resolution I've made for the past ????? knitting years and broken before the month is out. Maybe if I said, this year, I really really really mean it, it might make a difference? Maybe.
:: before 2013 ends, finish the current 6 WIPs in Ravelry (one has been hanging out since 2010); things can come and go---but those 6 have to be finished THIS year.
:: knit from the stash. This will mean that other than the two sweaters that are currently UFOs, there will be no adult sweaters unless they are scrappy ones or unless I unravel one. Do I need another sweater? (you've GOT to be kidding.....!!!!!)
:: be less frenetic (I love that word!!) Yes, LESS. 2012 was a very productive knit-year (well over 150 FOs--if you count all the multiple things that got made but only rated a single Ravelry picture) ....do remember that there were a LOT of American Girl doll clothes in that number, several dishcloths, and over 50 little pouches for the Kenya trip---they all still count! But, there were sweaters, and shawls, and 14-hour knitting days, and knitting at 2 am........!!!!!!!!!! (being less frenetic with the knitting might open up some embroidery or sewing or baking hours!!)
:: so, if #2 and #3 actually happen, this might free up some time to enjoy some long-range projects--and of course, I have a couple of things in mind.
yes. another mitered square fingering wt afghan. It will be my third. (frenetic, remember?) I gave the first one to a friend whose home burned--the easiest knit I've ever given away. But, I missed it, of course, so made myself another---and promptly gave away all the bits of fingering wt yarn to a couple friends who decided to start their own blankets--because I was crazy to have done two and will never do another. HA.
But look what happened...
I've been tossing odds and ends into a basket, and it's full. Some are rather large partial skeins that might turn into something else, but for the most part.....there are just bits and bitty skeins.
I thought about doing
then I thought about
I gathered up some colors that I thought looked OK together and am going to try to do the springtime throw in Cute and Easy Crochet. This will necessitate ordering more white worsted at some point, but ordering yarn to finish something doesn't count, right?
Now, if I can just pace myself and not decide that this needs to be done by spring.
Happy, Healthy, Frenetic-less New Year, Friends!