Friday, January 05, 2007

A New Year for Knitting

I hereby resolve ...
I love New Year’s Resolutions. I think it’s great to have a time of year to reflect on current behavior and make a commitment, no matter how half-hearted, to further align my actions with The Big Picture. I almost always resolve to eat less and move more, be less judgmental and more compassionate, pick up a new skill, and meditate more. This year the new skill will be Scottish Country Dancing and I also resolve to see more live music – the BackBou and I have made a great start by purchasing tickets to see Gilberto Gil in March.

And now I will have Knitting Resolutions!

I hereby resolve in 2007 to …

Knit a toe-up sock
Take a drop spindle class
Knit a sweater for myself
Knit a lace shawl (even if I don’t ever wear it!)

Reasonable, no? I have lots of other desires for knitting in 2007 – ways to improve the stash and the knitting library – but the above seem like more respectable resolutions.

What are your knitting resolutions for 2007?

Meanwhile …

I knit up some mittens with that great yak yarn I found in my stocking. The BackBou acquired it at The Yarn Lounge sans ball band, so I will have to go in to find out more information about it.

Yak Attack!
Ann Budd Mitten Pattern

This yarn was so much fun to knit. I have some left over that I am going to use to trim a hat some day. I love the smell -- quite beastie -- and the lanolin (is it called that from a yak?) seasoned my wooden needles and my hands as I knit. I knit on US7s with a gauge of 3st/inch.

I’m out of town this weekend, but when I return … a look at a sweater in process for the BackBou and hopefully the beginnings of a “Head, Hands, and Heart” ensemble for the Richmond Waldorf School Auction (the first step are the mittens).

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

happy new year to you and the backbou!

my knitting resolution was to join "knit from your stash 2007". no yarn purchases from 1/1 to 9/30.

this suits me fine. I currently have 5 projects on the needles in various stages of completion. I have another 9 projects calling my name for which I already have the yarn.

I have also resolved not to cast on another project until I have finished the ones I started.

easy, no?

anne marie in philly

gail said...

Ann, thank you for your comment on my blog and the directions on where to find theKing Harald street hat pattern. I am also planning to knit from my stash, mainly because the stash is planning to take over the basement if I don't reduce its size soon!!!

Mo said...

I'm sure you'll exceed your resolutions. Look what you did this year ... amazing stuff.

Liz K. said...

Those mittens look super-toasty. Super yak!