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suziehomemaker
12-07-2006, 05:15 PM
I know it's early but if I don't do this now it probably won't happen :happydance:

I, Suziehomemaker, do hereby declare that I will not purchase additional yarn in the year of 2007 (shock! gasp!) and I will use up my stash to finish all of the beautiful items I wanted to make.
***Exceptions include knitting needles if needed and if a family member asks for a specific item (I can't deny requests)

I will finish the baby afghan that I started before May 5th for my son's first birthday.

I will finish the Great American Aran Afghan that I started even if it kills me. (finishing one more square at this point would be an achievement)

I will make beautiful items out of the massive amounts of Wool-Ease that I purchased at a ridiculously low price and give them as gifts to loved ones or to charity.

I will find a way to organize and store the ugly yarn I inherited from my DH's grandma and use it to teach someone to knit.

I do so declare on the 7th day of December in the year of 2006 that these items will go into effect on January 1st, 2007 and expire on December 31, 2007.

:cheering:

brendajos
12-07-2006, 05:19 PM
Suzie is going to go around demanding that people ask her to make stuff out of the pretty yarn she finds!!! :teehee:

suziehomemaker
12-07-2006, 05:20 PM
So true!

gardenmommy
12-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Now what would happen if someone gave you a gift certificate to a LYS for your birthday or other special occasion? Would that not apply since you are techinically not buying the yarn yourself? What if your desired purchases exceed the amount of the gift card? ;)

Momma_Jo
12-07-2006, 07:06 PM
I will learn Fair Isle.

I will knit a sampler Afghan.

letah75
12-07-2006, 07:16 PM
I will finish at least two of the 12 projects that are "in progress".

I will not start a new project when I have 12 projects "in progress".

I will organize my yarn, and not use my extra bedroom exclusively for the storage of yarn.

I will use yarn in my 'stash' (read: My own privat LYS), rather than buying new yarn for a project, (knowing I have some that will work just as well in my stash already).

I will not buy more than one auctions worth of yarn on ebay per month.

I will not use knitting as an excuse not to do my dishes.

I will stop trying to convert all of my co-workers to knit-workers.

I will dye my own yarn wtih kool-aid.

I will make something for myself....and keep it.

mwedzi
12-07-2006, 07:28 PM
I will buy more yarn than I can use, but only when it's on sale or when I really really like the color

thought i'd better make a resolution I can actually keep.

Mulderknitter
12-07-2006, 07:31 PM
will not start a new project when I have 12 projects "in progress".

I will organize my yarn, and not use my extra bedroom exclusively for the storage of yarn.

I will use yarn in my 'stash' (read: My own privat LYS), rather than buying new yarn for a project, (knowing I have some that will work just as well in my stash already).

I will not buy more than one auctions worth of yarn on ebay per month.

I will not use knitting as an excuse not to do my dishes.

I will stop trying to convert all of my co-workers to knit-workers.

I could not have come up with better ones myself! :cheering:

my own personal resolution: make something from the fabulous yarn that I recieved as a gift from my mom and KEEP IT FOR ME!

letah75
12-07-2006, 07:46 PM
I could not have come up with better ones myself!

:woot: :eyebrow: :woot:

Sooze
12-07-2006, 08:28 PM
buy what i want, when I want, for what price I want, whenever I want, no matter the consequences...it can only go up from there...
I have learned in my life about making resolutions.. make them reasonable, and liveable, and fun!

Sooze
12-07-2006, 08:29 PM
I will not feel guilty about not using up the stash

Liliyarn
12-08-2006, 03:46 AM
2007 Knitting Goals

Lace
More Fair Isle
Knit myself a garment
Knit for the home

Heere Be Dragone Shawl


Have fun, and knit whatever I want whenever I want.

suziehomemaker
12-08-2006, 09:48 AM
OOO - lace is a good one.

I will go back to my stash and try again to learn how to knit lace correctly.

**Note - gift cards don't count beause it's not my money. Besides, I'd probably use them to purchase needles and accessories.

Seedy
12-08-2006, 09:50 AM
I will learn fair isle.

I will learn entrelac in the round.

I will knit a sweater for myself. (I've made lots of baby and children's sweaters, but never one for me.)

I WILL BEGIN THE CHRISTMAS KNITTING IN THE SUMMER.

psammeadred
12-09-2006, 12:15 AM
(Seedy, I :heart: your avatar!)

I will learn entrelac, Fair Isle, and intarsia.

I will finish my WIP's and play matchmaker to my single socks.

I will attempt to dye some of my recycled wool.

I will make myself a cardigan with cables.

i'd rather be knitting
12-09-2006, 01:47 AM
Great thread!!

I will knit something for myself!

I will never buy "Homespun" again.

I will organize my stash.

I will learn Fair Isle.

ilurffknit<3
12-09-2006, 04:07 PM
I will never buy "Homespun" again.


I second the never buying Homspun. I want to shoot myself, I bought three freaking skeins!!!! Bad move on my part :pout:

I will use up the homespun as quickly as humanly possible

I will buy at least one skein/ball/whatever of Malabrigo in Roanoke Gold

I will knit a Teddy bear of my own Pattern

I will also start Christmas knitting in the summer

I will get a job so I can have my own money for yarn, instead of using Mum's money (I'm 16)

I will finish all WIP's before I start anything else

I will learn to knit continental, as it is more efficient, but annoying since I'm a righty

I will speed up my purling so my stockinette doesnt take me 4 minutes per purl row

I will keep at least one knitted item myself

I will give away large amounts of knitted goods of fair quality to charity (by fair quality I mean nice but not EXPENSIVE yarn)

I will stockpile trendy scarves so I don't have to flip if I break the "Christmas knitting in Summer" resolution

HamburgKnitter
12-09-2006, 05:53 PM
I'm going to *get* a stash! :cheering:

earthchick
12-09-2006, 06:42 PM
I will learn fair isle.

I will destash the stuff I'm not going to use.

I will always have a pair of socks going.

I will work on organizing and prioritizing my list of future projects.

I will not feel guilty about knitting for myself.

orcoastknitter
12-10-2006, 02:44 PM
Well the only thing I think of right now is:

Learn to pick up the stitches for the gusset on a sock.

It's funny I have knitted two pairs already and whenever I get to the gussett, I head down to my friend's LYS and have her help me.

I also need to destash... but that can wait for now.. :teehee:

misstialouise
12-10-2006, 04:48 PM
Tia's 2007 Knitting resolutions..

~I will knit at least one pair of complete socks (or at least finish the ones for DH that I started last year)
~I will knit MYSELF a top of some description
~I will knit a pair of Clogs with the WOTA that I received as a present
~I will get my hands on a complete set of Options needles ;)

madametj
12-10-2006, 04:52 PM
i will stop knitting everything in garter stitch

i will but some yarn in any other weight than worsted

madametj
12-10-2006, 05:22 PM
i will take on at least one "tangy" project

nadja la claire
12-10-2006, 06:45 PM
Now what would happen if someone gave you a gift certificate to a LYS for your birthday or other special occasion? Would that not apply since you are techinically not buying the yarn yourself? What if your desired purchases exceed the amount of the gift card? ;)

You have to use that certificate! It would be unethical not to. After all if you don't use it well then you're just wasting that person's money and beside they gave it to you so you would use it. So what if it doesn't cover the entire cost of the perchase, you still saved money. Use it! Use it now! :teehee:

Nadja xxx

nadja la claire
12-10-2006, 07:00 PM
I will:

Finish my thigh-high socks and my Booga

Knit down my stash, so I can get some new yarn :teehee:

Knit a sweater. Oh so scary!!!!

Make felted clogs

Make my best friend's afghan and finish my mom's and my sister-in-law's

Learn to knit continental and learn to crochet

Jeez thats a lot!!!! I'm going to have to start before New Years.


Nadja xxx

jdee
12-10-2006, 07:10 PM
I will try to overcome my fear of sweathers.

I will overcome my fear of felting. (maybe)

:roflhard: Try to? Maybe?...Wow, I'm not very good at resolutions, am I? :roflhard:

Pink Dandelion
12-10-2006, 07:36 PM
I will start knitting Christmas presents in March so I can relax come december and maybe be able to do some 'last minute' gifts...

(heh. I said that last year too... Now where's that afghan I need to finish?)

want2knit
12-10-2006, 11:41 PM
My hopes for 2007:

1 - Make a sock to complete the pair from the first one I did in June!

2 - Booga bag

3 - Felted clogs

4 - Cleo

5 - Tubey

6 - Scrunchable Scarf

6 - a shrug

7 - more hats

8 - more socks

9 - attend more than one fiber fair

10 - learn how to knit a sweater in pieces

I think that's a good start!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-11-2006, 12:29 AM
I will knit this:
http://interweave.com/images/imagesknit/img_knit_backissue/toc_win06/coverWin06-25.jpg

MarDi
12-19-2006, 12:40 AM
I will overcome my fear of using anything other than straight needles.

I will attempt a pattern that includes cables.

I will knit my first pair of socks.

I will refrain from scanning through ebay yarn sellers on a daily basis. (oh, that's a tough one)! :oo:

madametj
12-19-2006, 01:24 AM
i will overcome my fears of sweaters and cables!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-19-2006, 01:27 AM
madamet, you can knit the cable cardigan with me!!!

snowbear
12-19-2006, 08:40 AM
I will knit something other than afghans. I will use up some of my stash. i will stop buying knitting books... I have enough to open a lending library.. well, on second thought, I will only buy 1 book every 3 months.

I will knit tops, and dresses for my daughter & granddaughter.

I will knit myself something really wild!

I will knit something that pushes my knowledge of knitting..

mulene
12-19-2006, 11:39 AM
I will knit myself a sweater that I keep (not knit one for myself that I end up giving away!). I will find a yarn in a colour that does not drive me nuts by the end of the project and I will proudly wear said sweater to the office.

There I said it.

I didn't say when I'd have to do it by though. Could be 2007 could be 2027 =P

suziehomemaker
12-19-2006, 11:43 AM
This isn't knitting but it is fiber related:

I will continue to spin at least one day a week and purchase different types of fibers to try.

I will then knit at least one item from the fiber that I spun.

MiaZilla
12-19-2006, 11:43 AM
I will make a vest.

I will learn fair isle.

I will knit matching gloves and hat for myself.

I will buy pretty yarn just for the fun of it and start a stach that is more than leftovers.

Denise in Michigan
12-19-2006, 02:00 PM
I hereby declare February 2007 my own personal "Finish It! Month" and resolve to complete my UFOs. (Oh geez, what am I doing! :help: )

madametj
12-19-2006, 05:48 PM
madamet, you can knit the cable cardigan with me!!!

ohh, the 1 from that magazine....? still havent oercome the fear :oo: yet!

(plus i dont have the pattern)

DreamWeaver
12-19-2006, 08:39 PM
I will:

Get a tote bag for my knitting
Felt something
Make a fair isle benie
Finish my sweater
Make an afgan
Make a bolero (anyone have a good pattern?)
Do an intarsia... thing...
make mittens with a matching hat
Use that really nice yarn that starts with an "M" that everyone is raving About and has a lot of "A"'s in it
Get myself a stash
Knit myself a top
Finish a pair of cuff down socks
Learn how to make toe-up socks
Learn how to do socks at the same time
Start working on Christmas preasents during summer break

O_O ahem... these may be my 2007-2008 resolutions ^_^;;

FearTheSpork
12-20-2006, 02:04 AM
1. Find double-pointed, circular, and interchangeable knitting needles.
2. Save money to get yarn.
3. Learn Fair Isle.
4. Stop feeling guilty about using up cool yarn.
5. Make a sock.
6. Build up a stash of presents so that I can just pick one when a birthday comes around, and so I won't have to worry much about Christmas.
7. Learn to knit reversible patterns.
8. Get enough yarn to fill my school backpack.
9. Knit a new backpack; mine is really ugly and bulky and heavy and old. Plus, there isn't even much space in it for all its bulkiness and heaviness.