New Year’s Knitting Resolutions
A new year always influences change. Whether it’s more of this, less of that, or something of the new, most of us choose to make a New Year’s pact with ourselves. Most commonly made, a “realistic resolution” which we attempt to tackle so vigorously during January, never sees the light of February despite our good intentions. Perhaps the key is to find something that’s different, but easy to adjust to? Have a look at our list of knitting resolutions – maybe we can help you achieve one or two of them? You may even recognise a few?
Don’t cast on until you cast off. A very wise one, especially when space (and needles) are limited. Try to finish a project before getting started on a new one, then you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of completing something, while the anticipation of starting something new, looms.
Be Honest. If you find a half-finished project that you started over six months ago, be realistic. Give yourself one week to continue with it, or unravel it. And if you find a few, choose the two that you’re most likely to continue, and free the rest – it’ll make you feel great!
Socks and Scarves. Unless specifically asked for them, stay away from your knitting “comfort zone” of socks and scarves, to try something new. Even if it’s just one project this year.
Spring Clean. Be it a crisp mid-March morning or a dreary November night, whatever the weather – let yourself enjoy the process of cleaning out your stash! Not only does it help the health and longevity of your yarn, but you never know what gems you find nuzzled in the back there… But try to remember – If you don’t use it, then lose it!
As a magpie, I struggle with knitting resolutions – so much beautiful yarn, and at such tempting prices – I just can’t help myself. But it seems like I’m not alone. Here are some of the resolutions from the LoveKnitting office
Natascha wants to try “the usual:- only cast on when something is cast off. I’ve managed it so far, even though I have some lovely Debbie Bliss Milano from the sale to be turned into the jacket on our blog. I can be strong.” She’s also aiming to finish or unravel an abandoned project every month. “I did this last year and it was very cathartic.”
Anjuli has a resolution to learn Fair Isle. She also wants to crochet “some epic granny square blankets”, as she is involved in the Mood Blanket Project on Ravelry.
Heather simply wants to get from two balls to three balls on our Team Page!!
In contrast to the general theme of not casting on more, Carly’s new year’s resolution is to simply knit more! “I only started knitting last October and asides from a mug cosy, I haven’t finished my first project (a scarf for my boyfriend). I’d like to learn more stitch patterns and eventually knit presents for my friends… or maybe just something really nice for myself…”
What are your New Year’s resolutions? And have you stuck to them??
Last updated: January 19th, 2014.