It’s the same every January. We all talk about our knitting goals for the new year, and then … do we all promptly forget them?
For example, lots of you talked about finishing your unfinished projects, knitting from your stash (that’s a funny one), trying new projects like socks or sweaters, and building your skills.
I swore to myself (just like last year) that 2011 would be a year of selfish knitting. I swore that I’d try to (just like last year) knit 12 sweaters and 12 pair of socks.
What have I achieved in January? Three almost, not quite, mostly-sweaters, which are in pieces all over the house.
Half a sock, that looks like this:
These are the Bois de Rose socks, by Nicole Masson. I’m knitting them in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! – the color is called Milkweed Beetle. I don’t know why I haven’t knit more on this sock, because it’s a fun pattern and the yarn is spectacularly awesome, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
And, as usual, the “selfish knitting” goal has totally gone out the window. I can live with that one.
Please tell me someone out there has been more successful! It’s tough for me not being able to see all the cool projects everybody’s been working on day to day, so please share!
What have you finished? What have you learned? Share your successes (or, perhaps, how you didn’t quite make it) and how you’re going to keep strong in February.