Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Resolutions and stuff...

It's that time of year again. I usually make vague resolutions, but I have never actually written them down before. At least not that I can remember. So this year, I thought I would attempt to keep them by adding them to the blogosphere. They are divided into Craft and Personal resolutions.

Craft Resolutions!

1. Knit every item on page one of my Ravelry queue to get closer to 90% Hand-knit wardrobe.
2. Knit something for charity once a quarter.
3. Frog all WIPs that either are ugly or made from yarn I don’t like anymore.
4. Finish all non-afghan WIPs from last year or beyond!
5. Learn three new techniques: intarsia (edited 1/3/07: color work), steeking, and something else
(edited 1/3/07: hand felting).
6. Use more of my sock yarn stash. 18 miles is too much to just have sitting around!
7. Knit my mom tree jacket in time for Christmas 08
8. Work on only three projects at a time: one portable, one complicated, and one mindless.
9. Learn to crochet for real. Not the mess I currently call crocheting:)

Personal Resolutions!

1. Be more positive! I’m a die-hard pessimist, but I am going to try to be more fun-loving.
2. Be more understanding. I find it hard to relate to people sometimes, but I will try to see things from new perspectives this year!
3. Lose 75% of the weight I have gained in grad school (28 pounds in 2008, 9 pounds in 2009). Dissertation is about to begin, and I’d like to leave school like I started.
4. Find a nice boy to date. Not sure how this will work:)
5. Finish at least half of my dissertation!

All seem doable to me, and I hope I can accomplish everything this year!


I also have received the nicest swap package from scrabblequeen on Ravelry! Here's a picture of the goods:

Thanks so much, scrabblequeen! Yes, the New Year is starting off on the right foot indeed! I'll be back to my regular posting schedule this coming Sunday.

Until next time...

1 comment:

Pepper said...

I adopt all of your personal resolutions and craft resolution #9. I am adding cutting my stash in half. It is truly ridiculous. Cheers for the new year!