I’ve looked back at 2015 but time is marching on! It’s time to set intentions for 2016! While a resolution might be a good idea in other areas of life (hello, gainful employment!), obviously, I’m only talking about knitting here (I’m in denial about the job until it’s officially 2016!!)
The only New Year’s Resolutions I’ve ever kept are knitting related. There was the year I did 52 hats in a year. There was the year I did a Stitches Sweater. There was the year I missed the Stitches Sweater deadline (ooops.) There was the year I did the Stitches Skirt!! So what about 2016? The Stitches deadline has been done. I think I need something new this year.
Perhaps join the ‘knit every pattern in a book’ trend? But what book? Not a book full of sweaters! Maybe this book I got for Christmas…
They’re awfully cute!! and I’ve got a whole bunch of safety eyes! and stashbusting! Who doesn’t like that? But really, a whole book of toys? I dunno.
I’m going to the WinterWonderGrass festival in early april, an outdoor music & beer festival at Lake Tahoe during ski season?!? My sly friends made the whole thing so easy, they had booked lodging and I bought my ticket before I ever realized it’s an OUTDOOR festival! D’oh! At least it’s an excuse to knit! There’s 10 of us in a house, wouldn’t it be funny if we all had matching beer mittens? I picked out this pattern by Chialee Yeh. It looks easy enough and it presents plenty of opportunity for customization. but 10 of the same mitten? Sounds boring, despite the challenging nature of that.
Knit from only the stash? I could say it but it’ll never happen.
Become a monogamous knitter? Also in the never gonna happen file.
A sweater a month? Only the truly insane attempt this.
A shawl a month? Even I don’t want to do that.
A pair of socks a month? hhhmm…interesting. Maybe one sock a month for six pairs by the end of the year! Or maybe I should round up to 7 pairs…one for each day of the week! I like the sound of that but I’m not keen on buying size 000 needles which is what it’ll likely take.
Mostly, I haven’t decided yet. Usually writing helps sort things out and by this point in a post, I’ve got a plan. Not this time though. I’m still stumped. What’s your New Year’s Knitting Resolution? (and do you mind if I steal it?)