Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 knitting resolutions


I made a lot of knitted resolutions last year and, rather spectacularly, barely kept any of them. Pretty much all the plans I had in place this time last year ended up falling through and in the resulting chaos, knitting fell by the wayside a lot more than I would have liked last year, due to a combination of factors (a new job that kept me typing for as many 10+ hours a day, moving to a new city, and - as lame as an excuse as it sounds - ending a long-term relationship). Now that the dust is settled a little after all of the last year's upheaval and general craziness, and also now that my work is a little less brutal on my wrists -  I've been easing back into knitting but, given the way plans go haywire, think I'm going to scale back a little on the resolutions this year. 


  1. Tend to the overflowing basket of WiPs (see above) - and accept defeat and frog the unsalvageable ones. I'm looking at you, screwed up Swallowtail shawl. 
  2. Knit, let's say, four wearable-in-public sweaters. Four seems like a good number. And one of those should really be my best friend's cardigan that I promised her a year ago. 
  3. Listen to/watch classier tv shows/podcasts while knitting. Yes, I know, I work in reality TV now which means I'm sometimes obligated to watch some fantastically lowbrow crap (for WORK! I SWEAR!). The rest of the time, I need to keep my brain from atrophying. Now accepting suggestions for radio programs, good netflix-able shows and audiobooks. 
  4. Go to that Ravelry LA knitting group that I've been saying I'd go to for like a year now. There have to be other knitters out here, right...? Right? 
  5. No stressing about designing - I got seriously hamstrung last year by thinking all my knitting had to be devoted to coming up with new patterns and ended up just frustrating myself a lot.  If it happens, yay! 
So that's it! Five seems like a good attainable number (if you're me and you usually make long ass lists). So we'll see what happens. Here's to a happy and health 2013 for you all - thank you for reading my sporadic and over-apologetic for being sporadic updates, and I hope this shiny new year brings you nothing but the best. 

5 comments:

  1. Nice 5 resolutions you got here ! I recognize myself a little in your post because I just moved to a new home from Paris to Bordeaux. Now I feel like a "west coast" knitter !
    And working in the TV/ movie industry as a script reader I have to watch a lot of crappy french TV dramas for work. And that's exactly when knitting helps me going because instead of feeling I'm losing my time watching these shows, I now have a brand new knitted hat or a pair of socks.
    Good luck to you and keep doing what you fancy, that's the best resolution I've ever taken.

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  2. I think that of all your resolutions, number one will make you feel great. Somehow, having languishing WIPs taunting you (even if in a basket shoved into a corner) makes one feel grumpy. And remember, when you frog something, you get to knit that yarn all over again! I like to mix up my podcasts between knitting ones and NRP's Soundcheck (I love music) and Radio Lab (I also love science). Happy new year.

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  3. Sounds like perfect resolutions! Glad to see you knitting again!

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  4. Those seem like reasonable resolutions. I tend not to make resolutions of any kind, because then they start to feel like "have-tos." I listen to the Knitmore Girls podcast and I like how the daughter chooses a theme for the year, rather than a resolution.

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