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January 01, 2006

Happy New Year -- 2006 edition

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.

  1. Finish knitting gift projects
  2. Use more stash yarn -- especially for socks. I believe I have yarn for at least 20 pairs of socks.
  3. Limit the stash enhancement so I can splurge on my birthday and MDSW.
  4. Knit more socks. I love knitting socks. I love wearing handknit socks. I have lots of sock yarn. This one seems like a given.
  5. 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!
  6. Do some more designing. I have a sketch book chock full of ideas. I need to make some of them a reality.
  7. Improve my stranded knitting.
  8. 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!
  9. Learn some more knitting history. I've really enjoyed reading about Estonian knitting and the history of ganseys and arans.
  10. 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!

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Wow, last year's list was really ambitious!

Happy New Year and good luck on your list. It seems quite attainable.

Posted by: Chris | Jan 1, 2006 3:42:40 PM

happy new year gorgeous! i hope 2006 brings you much joy and many blessings. xx

Posted by: jacqueline | Jan 1, 2006 8:18:52 PM

i think you probably have a lot of amazing ideas in your sketchbook- i for one would love to see you make them! happy new year!

Posted by: erika | Jan 1, 2006 9:46:31 PM

Thanks for hosting the River Along. It was my first knit along. Happy New Year!

Posted by: Brenda | Jan 1, 2006 10:22:00 PM

Happy New Year! I like your resolutions, they seem realistic and achievable :)

Posted by: lyn | Jan 2, 2006 4:04:10 AM

I'm with you on #10! Hope to see you there.

Posted by: Kate | Jan 3, 2006 11:13:12 AM

YES! Go to Rhinebeck. It is soooo amazingly goregous! **Sigh** wanting to go back up to Omega badly....

Posted by: Cat | Jan 3, 2006 12:11:59 PM

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