Sunday, January 01, 2006

Good Morning 2006.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year. You know what this means. New knits...new knitting projects for 2006...where to start?!
The first project of 2006.....drum roll please..........
PICOVOLI! What? I already knit a Tivoli...well, it's not a Picovoli! A brilliant pattern, and a flattering knit, all I can say is WHY NOT?

I had my problems...all due to my own stupidity (I started with a crochet provisional cast on and started from the wrong end, hence having to undo each stitch to knit the hem...loser. Then I started the increases for the wrong size...loser.) I hope this is not a sign for my knits for 2006.



So far, it is gorgeous. I am using some yarn from my stash (one of my many knitting new years resolutions). It is a beautiful shade of red Butterfly Mercerized Cotton that I purchased in Toronto last April.

That brings us to the new years knitting resolutions:
  1. Use up some yarn from my stash (I did put a dent in it for the Christmas knits)
  2. Learn a new technique...could it be steeking? I am just not ready for spinning. What about Combined Knitting...dare I?
  3. Perfect a technique. My fair isle needs some work still.
  4. Only join a knit a long if I am actually going to knit a long. (NBaT, yeah that never happened...and River...I am going to do...so just wait for me!)
  5. Start my Christmas knits early this year (I know I hinted that I wouldn't do them next year, but come on...I work best under pressure and I love giving hand knits to those who truly appreciate them.)

Five, that's it. Make it easy. So, what are your knitting resolutions? Will you share?

8 comments:

grumperina said...

Pico looks great!!! Love that color, I think reddish colors look great on you (Ene... yes, Ene looked great). Can't wait to see the finished thing!

Laura said...

I posted some knitting resolutions too. Yours look good! Looking forward to watching your knitting in 2006!

Heather said...

I don't really have too many resolutions this year. I really want to make a sweater for myself, and finally get over my fear of socks. That's about it ;)

Happy New Year!

Beak-Knits said...

I am with you on using up some of my stash and starting holiday knits early this year.

I think I'd also like to practice writing up patterns. I usually do my own thing, but never keep good track of what I did.

Diana said...

My resolution for the new year is to knit more from my stash, buy less and learn to spin!

Wool Winder said...

Looking forward to a great year of knitting on your blog.

Stephanie said...

I posted a few goals for 2006 last week. Your's are great (and similar to mine). Pico is lovely so far - such a great sweater.

quiltyknitwit said...

My goals (not resolutions) are to finish certain UFO/PIAs - I have 7 I think.

Very glad to have found this fun blog!