Sunday, January 01, 2006

Good Morning 2006.


A new year. You know what this means. 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 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?


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!