Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Resolutions (aka to-do list)

It's the time of the year when I start to consider what I've accomplished compared to what I would like to accomplish. A few years back I put together a list of things that I wanted to accomplish with my knitting but never checked back on my progress.

I feel different this year. I'm not certain why and I'm glad that whatever it is, is different. Thus begins a list (or ramblings) of knitting resolutions for this new year. This new year is the "Year of Thanksgiving."
  1. Monogamous knitting. Working on a project from start to finish. Focusing my attention on a single project would probably increase my knitting productivity. I mean, I lose a fair amount of knitting time switching between projects. Changing between projects requires that I have to shift my focus and catch-up on the new project. Does this happen to you?
  2. Complete un-finished projects. I vlogged about a few of my unfinished projects. They feel like unkept commitments. They're hanging over my head and cluttering up my mind. I've struggled with clutter much of my life, both at home and at work. Sigh. By finishing knitting projects I increase my wardrobe and decrease my clutter. It will also help keep me involved with my stash and not adding to it.
  3. Knit intarsia. I received an amazing knitted "dr who" style scarf several years back given to me by Kay In New Mexico. It's beautiful and colorful and amazing. Intarsia could be like painting with yarn. I have a BFA. I adore color when it's used to in exciting ways. I've got a complete palette of yarn colors available for me to start "painting."
  4. Knit for donation. Chemo hats, baby sweaters, blankets or something else. I want to provide something back to the community. I knit for the now defunk d-laan project (I can't find links, sorry) and it felt good. I have some much for which I'm thankful. I want to give back.
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Tatteredpage said...

Good luck with your resolutions! It inspires me to make a few of my own :) What is it about this time of the year that makes it feel like a new year to you?

Cat said...

I've been doing UFO maintenance, too. The only UFOs I still have are my mother's Christmas shawl (boring!) and my husband's sweater. It is going to take some think-time to figure out where I am on Mike's sweater, though, so I've been avoiding it. He has noticed, too, so I've GOT to get back to it! It's about 1/2 an inch away from joining the sleeves to the body. Sigh.