I have been very slow about actually posting my Knitting resolutions for 2008. I've been thinking about them a lot, but it's more than time to actually commit them to paper (or, well, blog) and start sticking by them.
- I will knit at least one pair of socks per month.
This was resolution last year as well and it worked surprisingly well! I had only one month where I was late and I have many beautiful wool socks now. To make things more interesting this year, however, I'm adding a caveat to this goal. The monthly socks must be knit out of yarn that I owned as of January 1, 2008. I can still buy sock yarn, I just can't knit it as my monthly socks. I'm also setting the goal that at least half of the socks have to be knit as gifts for others (plan that Christmas knitting!)
- I will take pictures of projects in progress and promptly post finished objects.
I have had this big problem with forgetting to post finished projects sometimes until months after the actual completion date. It's become something of a issue when I suddenly have a bunch of finished things that I've been too lazy, busy, or forgetful to post until long after they've been cast off. I think this might also help with my blogging frequency (which started out great, but has declined again).
- Design sweaters and write up the patterns.
I actually managed to execute one of the many sweaters I've designed mentally in 2007 (City Tweed). I have MANY more ideas and really need to get them out of my head and on to the needles. I also really have to write up the pattern for City Tweed and whatever other ones actually happen. I've been putting this off because writing a pattern feel super intimidating, especially when you need to write for other sizes, but I need to just buckle down and do it!
- Clean the needles
I have this fantasy about starting 2009 with empty needles. I have a long list of WIPs on the blog and god only knows what UFOs are lurking in the stash. By January 1, 2009, I resolve to have either finished or frogged all of it. Wish me luck!
Now, maybe I'm delusional, but I think this is manageable. I think I can actually get this done. I hope...