January is traditionally a time to clean up your act and start the new year with your best foot forward. I for one, start each year with a 'cleanse', abstaining from booze, sugar, caffeine and a long list of other delicious stuff. Whether it does my liver or digestive system any good is up for debate, but it's sure does some good for my mental health. I enjoy the temporary view from the morally superior high-ground. It's really the only enjoyment one can expect from two weeks without wine and cheese.
From my high-horse of health, I'm finally ready to take whatever kicks come from looking back at last year's knit-o-lutions. Here goes nuthin'!
• Do more knitting for myself: I knit almost every day last year and how many projects were for me? Not nearly enough. 2009 will be the year of ME!
Ha-ha! That so never happened.
Cowl - for Cindy
Crochet Fawn - for Cara...
Kumara bed Socks - for Maggi
Kumara bed Socks - for Mum
Fair Isle Tam - for me
Entrelac Wrap - for me
Shoulder Shrug - for Cathy
Crochet Cat bed - for Teddy (though in my house, so kind of for me?)
Tea Cozy - for Mum and Dad
Baby Surprise Jacket - for Renesha/Jerimiah
Cable pillow - for my bro
Crochet bead necklace - for me
Jenny Cloche re-knit - for Jenny
Cashmere Birthday Beanie - for the b.f.
Snowdrop Cardi - for me
Dishcloth - for me
Owl sweater - for me
Paul Smithish scarf - for my bro
Julia hat - for me
Pat hat - for my bro
Bird in hand mittens - for me
Crochet snowflakes - for gifts
I may have missed a few, but that list makes 22 items, 8 for me. That's the year of me? 36%?
• Publish three patterns: Eek! A tall order, but I think I can do it.
My new job makes this one null and void. Let's just say it's all good.
• Stash bust: No more hanging onto yarn I might use one day. Knit it or pass it on!
I think I'm getting a little better on this one. While my stash ebbs and flows, I definitely kicked the habit of buying yarn just because it's pretty.
Well, that's a crap report card. But before you punish me, let's not forget my remarkable grades in health!
1: Make an afghan for my couch. This is so overdue it's not funny.
2: Make some other nice things for my home. I made a lot of home dec-y stuff for other people last year, so why not some nice stuff for me?
3: Make a sweater I like to wear. This one's a toughie. I think I've learned enough about tension and ease to make sweaters fit better, but fit isn't always the issue.
Now that I've got a plan it's time to get my steady caffeine-free fingers away from the keyboard and into the yarn! I wonder how long it will take the February cocktails to wipe this 2010 plan from my memory?