Happy New Year! It's SereKnitty here! :)
I don't know about you, but I always make resolutions. They're usually positive changes I want to incorporate into my life, like giving myself a weekly facial (which I am somewhat consistent with), doing yoga three times a week (which has become habit) or this year's resolution to pay my rent on time each month. (My landlord is very patient with forgetful me! ) As a knitter, I always make knitting resolutions. Last year I wanted to knit 12 pairs of socks in 2012 and I know I did it if you count all the baby socks I knit. But what I didn't do was knit up all the sock yarn in my stash like I wanted and knit lots of socks for ME. So that is one goal this year. There are so many sock patterns in my queue that I have yarn for and have been waiting years to knit and I want to work on those this year. Another is to finish some UFO's that have been on the needles for WAY TO LONG. To that end, I intend to reinstate Finish Fridays, where I spend an hour or two working on one of my UFO's to try to get them off the needle. Expect lots of blogs about this.
I also want to get AND KEEP my stash below 30,000 yards. It might not seem like much to most knitters (Lolo's is WAY bigger than that), but it's way more yarn than I need to have on hand at any one time and it's about as much as my yarn bin will hold. I can't really get the lid shut at the moment! I know it's unusual, but I actually don't like having lots of yarn on hand. It makes me feel pressured to knit it all up! I would prefer to buy (or dye!) yarn as I need it and only have a small stash of odds and ends on hand. It's weird, but it's how I am and that's ok! :)
Then, I want to knit a hexapuff a day for the entire year. 364 hexapuffs! I have 6 as of this morning so I'm ahead of the game already. My Beekeepers Quilt has been slowly building, but I really want to make progress on it this year. I'll post pictures soon!
I also want to FINALLY card and spin the alpaca fleece that's been sitting in my closet for a year and a half. If I slowly work on it throughout the year, certainly I can get it done! I haven't had much time for spinning lately, so this will be a good excuse to get back to my wheel.
I think those are reasonable goals and I think I can do well this year focusing on them and not getting distracted by new patterns and yarns. Of course, I'll continue with my baby knitting. My little bunny Sera is 6 months old already and my Blueberry is over 3 months. They grow so fast! Which of course means they need new knitwear and toys!
But those are just my personal crafting resolutions. We also have some KnitCore goals for 2013. Look for a post about those soon! And what are your Knitting Resolutions for this year?