A new year…

In keeping with the tradition of last year (on my old blog–you can’t see, na na na na na na), I want to hint at what’s to come, and set myself some blogging and knitting-specific goals.

  1. No stash enhancement of any kind until the fleece fest in April. This means no buying yarn, needles or books (no matter how much I want a particular sock book that does not come out until February). New magazines are fine. Also, buying more yarn to finish a project is allowable, but discouraged. Also, exceptions will be made for SP9 &10.
  2. Socks will fly off my needles. I knit one of my sister’s christmas socks (size one needles, remember) in two days. I should have more mates for my socks. I should have more handknit socks to wear. I’m actually thinking of having a rule that if it’s not socks, it must be a gift for someone. Wouldn’t that be INSANE to stick to?
  3. The next sweater will be knit on size 5 needles or smaller. Ideally, it will have a fair isle yolk.
  4. I will replenish the boyfriend’s supply of dishcloths. He’s also requested some hand-towels. I’m thinking variations on this pattern, but in kitchen cotton (since I have tons of it). This fits with the nothing-but-socks-unless-its-a-gift thing too.
  5. Create a giant KAL. I have one in the works, but I’m trying to line everything up so that it goes smoothly when it goes “live” (nothing like blowing a newbie out of the water on something like this). Also, I’m going to need some other moderators. Anyone want to volunteer?
  6. Attempt publication in some knitting related publication.
  7. Knit a knee-high sock in traditional, Nancy Bush inspired style.
  8. Destash via weeding out the crap. Donate past poor yarn choices to swap boards and/or the Collins Textile Room.
  9. Offer 2 or more free patterns on the blog in 2007 (quick and dirty ones don’t count).
  10. Respond to each and every comment left on my blog.
  11. More creative/better blog posts. Still keep the good, technical info (like the tutes and stuff) but add in some creative, pseudo-lit stuff.
  12. Re-design the blog.  A new header (one that I own) and maybe, depending upon my summer employment status, my own domain.

9 Responses to “A new year…”


  1. 1 Tijm January 1, 2007 at 3:41 am

    Hapy Newyear!!!
    You have a lot good ideas for this year. Now I hope that number 10 is working today! : )

    Greetings fromTijm

    tijm.blogspot.com

  2. 2 terhi January 1, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Great goals! Happy 2007, and thank you! :-)

  3. 3 gray la gran January 1, 2007 at 11:38 am

    woooo, i wish you luck in the new year with your goals. i wasn’t so bold as to even whisper mine aloud, as that’s sure to jinx me!
    i look forward to seeing all the socks you knit :)
    happy new year!

  4. 4 anonymous January 1, 2007 at 11:45 am

    You totally inspire me. I have been wanting to make a dishcloth and have not gotten around to looking up a pattern. Thank you!

    I’m so happy to have “met” you this year. I can’t wait to read what knitting projects you do in the coming year.

    Your secret pal

  5. 5 MarlyKnits January 1, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Too Funny, I actually just wrote all my goals out related to Knitting last night and most of mine are the same as yours. I guess we knitters think alike.

    Good Luck and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    MarlyKnits
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

  6. 6 Alison January 2, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Good luck on all of your goals! I have been mulling over a few as well, so maybe later in the week I will have a similar list put together. :)

    I’d be glad to help moderate, though depending on what the KAL is for I can’t promise I’d actually be knitting along. Library school has a nasty tendency to eat my life, and I have a couple of big projects for next year that will have to be front and center.

  7. 7 anushka January 2, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Yes – good luck on your goals for they do sound ambitious! Actually, I really enjoy reading your blog (I don’t always comment). Do be careful with too much sock knitting/gift giving, that was the rout on which I got repetitive strain injury, then tendonitis.

  8. 8 KathyMarie January 2, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Good luck on your knitting resolutions. I just made a list of mine and some sound like yours (destash, no stash enhancement for a while, get rid of the acrylic!).

    And you have piqued my interest about the KAL moderator thing… I might be able to help out with that. Shoot me an email!

  9. 9 Nora January 4, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Great list – and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the KAL.


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