Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Knitting Plan for 2008
I'm saying "Plan" just because it will be that much funnier when I look back in a year. You understand that, right?
First, my personal resolutions: Get more exercise, and be more proactive about building my clinic.
For the fibery stuff: I have two big projects underway right now. The fire blanket for Matt, which is nearly long enough now, and the Sock Ends Blanket. This last one excited me as a way to do charity work, plus use up the zillions of sock yarn ends that a knitter inevitably acquires. Some kind folks from Ravelry even sent me bits (see pic). Unfortunately, after knitting my very first square (see right edge), it struck me that knitting an entire blanket on size 1 needles was not, maybe, the brightest idea ever. Since, um, there aren't that many homeless dolls and I have to make a gazillion to do anything for an actual human-size person. *sigh*
Rethinking the concept now. Maybe lace bookmarks that I can donate for raffling or something... hmm. I'm open to suggestions here, people.
Other knitty stuff I want to get done this year: A lace shawl. A lace beaded shawl. Fingerless gloves for driving Shaun. Socks. Lots of socks. Entrelac. Learn Continental knitting. Colorwork. A beret. And I want to spin that sweater's worth of yarn I got at Rhinebeck, although I may not get the sweater knit (sound familiar, Emma?). Learn to crochet. :)
Finally: The big No Fiber Purchases in 2008 Vow. I can trade, win, or earn new stuff for the stash, but I promise not to lay out any actual cash. For a year. Seriously. All you evil hand-dyers just STAY AWAY! And if I click through in my sleep, just delete my order. Kthxbye.