My New Year's resolution is simple. I shall knit what I love, and what I want. I shall strive to make it as unique as I feel is appropriate, with or without a pattern, from my stash or from new yarn that I design. More and more I am knitting from my own yarn; yarns made from the combinations of other "commercially" produced yarns, yarns that I alter, dye, or blend, or yarns that I spin. I shall continue to spin for specific projects, and for my stash. I shall continue to learn about new techniques and improve on ones that are in my repertoire.
In an effort to clean off a few bobbins for the new year, I finished spinning and plying the green /multi wool from Spinners Hill that I picked up in November at the Gathering. To frog projects that are in the works, simply to clear things up for the New Year, would be counter productive for me. I am not fast. After reading the lists of things so many of you have knitted in the past year, I have become (painfully) aware of how slow I am.
Ah well.... that's me. Perhaps that is the way I work. Even now, I am already thinking about the next project. I have made a small deal with myself. I will sew up, finish, the sweaters that I have waiting before I begin another. Imagine, if I can just do that one
not so simple process, I will have three new sweaters to wear this winter.
That's it. Simple. No frogging, no numbers, no promises, just the dream of creation.
Happy New Year. Here's to looking forward to sharing mine with you, and yours.