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New Year’s Knitting Resolutions for 2013

on January 23, 2013

OK, let me try to keep this list short and obtainable.  I thought I could do my 2012 Knitting Resolutions of making a pair of sock a month, but it wasn’t in me.  I guess I am just not destined to be one of those amazing sock knitters that can get beautiful pairs done in the blink of an eye.  I did manage to make 6 pairs of socks last year: a striped alpaca one for myself in January, EZ’s mocassin socks out of Malabrigo for my husband  in February, 2-at-a-time pink cabled socks that I gifted to my niece but fit her baby brother instead in March, a toe-up sock for my dad that turned out to be too big in April, a quick pair for the dog to keep him from scratching the car in May, and then the lovely pair with self-striping yarn for myself in November.   So obviously I lost interest early in the year.  That pair for my dad is the one which I just kept dragging to finish, it wasn’t off my needles until September!  Again, knitting deadlines and I don’t mix.

But this is a new year and I am hopeful to meet my knitting goals!  And here they are:

  1. Complete The Knitting Guild Association Level 1 Master Knitting Program – if I accomplish only this and nothing else in 2013 I will be happy.  This is a huge deal for me and it does have a deadline which I cannot put off.
  2. Maintain this blog – I did slack off a bit after the  holidays, it’s funny how a few days of vacation can completely derail my routine.  But I am back now and have every intention of keeping it up, even if I only post once a week.
  3. Attempt a new technique – currently I am working on a sleeve for my laptop which I am going to try and felt.  So maybe its cheating a bit to list something that I already have in the works, but I don’t care.  I am also wanting to bite the bullet and try to steeking, that will be a real challenge.
  4. Design my own pattern – Even if its just a simple dishcloth, I need to give this a  try and I want this to work.  I really, really do.
  5. Finish a hibernating project – I specifically have two projects in mind that have been dormant in my craft closet for over two years!  One is a tunic that I started in September 2010 and all that is left to do are the sleeves.  I want to be able to wear it this fall if not sooner.  The other project isn’t as dated, but I casted on in November 2011, it’s a lace shawl and I got stuck on the pattern after completing the first chart.  No matter how hard I tried the stitches of the second chart didn’t not line up, I got frustrated and put it aside.  These two are long overdue for completion.  If I don’t finish them this year, I will wear the tunic as a vest and the frog the shawl.
  6. Read my knitting books – My library has so many great books that I have acquired because of the beautiful patterns in them, and yet I ignore all the great knowledge within them!  I have to start educating myself further on all things fibers.  My knitting knowledge cannot just be compiled of  experimentation.  Knitting is an ancient craft, if I do some  research to obtain the proper skills I won’t be guessing myself every time.

Wish me luck!!


4 responses to “New Year’s Knitting Resolutions for 2013

  1. Pepper says:

    Designing my own pattern is one of my New Years resolutions too. Go us!


  2. Cassy says:

    I have been curious about the guild’s master knitters program. I hope it goes wonderfully for you. I haven’t really made any knitting goals for myself this year. I think I would just resist them if I did. Good luck with all of yours!


  3. […] with my successes and attempts of 2014.  And I even went back further and completed one of my 2013 resolutions because I finished the two projects that I had hibernating for more than 4 years.  So long as it […]


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