I was looking back at my list of Knitting Resolutions from last year to see how well I did this year.
Weaving in ends immediately after finishing? Sometimes. Not consistent enough to say it was a success.
Learn something new? I learned how to make earflaps and a pompom(pdf) for my Jayne Cobb Hat. Does knitting my very first shawl count?
Get an early start on Christmas gifts? I suppose I did ok in that I'm not making a mad rush to finish something off on Christmas day, like I did in 2004. But I'm still not done knitting for this year. Hey, I still have a few days left before Christmas...
Get an early start on Cap Karma chemo caps? Nope. I did not do as well as last year. This year I've only managed to make one so far. I'm hoping it'll pick up after the new year.
Not great, but not terrible either. I'll just have to make a shorter list for 2008 Knitting Resolutions. Here's what I'm thinking about for 2008:
-- Shop from my Stash.
I can't can't can't buy more yarn. My stash has increased by about 1620 balls of yarn in 2007, and that's just the yarn from Elann. This is not good for someone with no income. And this doesn't count the odd balls from Jo-Ann, Michael's, or Art Fibers. For those who are planning on knitting from your stash in 2008, you might want to check out the Stash Knit Down 2008 group in Ravelry. I seem to have joined quite a number of groups in Ravelry, but never have time to read the discussions there. :-(
-- Read (catch up with) one blog per day.
This will be my FlyLady approach to keeping up with blog reading. I can't say that I'm very good with FlyLady house keeping, putting a load in the wash each morning is my one and only FlyLady success. My Google Reader tells me I have thousands of unread blog posts. How to tackle this? Baby steps. I don't have much time for blog reading, but I'm hoping that I can make this more manageable by catching up with one blog per day. Right now my blog reading method comes in spurts, so I end up reading posts from months ago.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007