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Braden
01-03-2008, 11:00 PM
This month's challenge is a little different. It's not a project, per se, but it is focusing on...

KNITS FOR THE NEW YEAR!

This month, we'll be making a list of our knitting new year's resolutions and then beginning projects that coincide with that list. For example, if your resolution is to try to knit lace, then cast on a lace project. If your resolution is to finish everything you start, finish all your WIP's (you don't have to).

Let's start with listing our resolutions:

1. Finish what I start

2. Actually follow through with what I say I'll make for someone

3. Knit a case for my new iPod

4. Knit more stranded work.

5. Knit from yarn I already have , instead of buying more (yeah, we'll see how long this lasts)

6. Finally knit a hat (nope, I've never knit a hat)

7. Knit another sweater from Fishermen's Sweaters.

8. Come up with some better challenges.

I wish all of you (and myself) very good luck, and hope you have a pleasant and successful 2008! I'd like to thank you all for putting up with some of my not-so-good challenges, and thanks for letting me do them in the first place.

Ingrid
01-04-2008, 12:55 AM
I'm in on this one.

1. Finish things that I've already started, including weaving in ends and blocking, and adding buttons where necessary.

2. If I start something new, keep it small and simple.

3. Use the incredible yarn I have rather than just buying even more incredible yarn.

4. If I think some of this incredible yarn will make an incredible scarf, but I have enough for a sweater, knit the scarf if I want. I can make lots of incredible scarves for gifts, as well! I don't need a hand-knit sweater for everyday of the winter, fercrissakes!

msmelody
01-04-2008, 06:08 AM
I am in.

1. Knit from stash.

2. Knit more socks.

3. Only ONE major project at a time. (this one will be hard for me)

WandaT
01-04-2008, 08:16 AM
OK, I'm in ...

1. Knit more from stash
2. Learn lace knitting
3. Learn to make socks

I"m sure there's more - I'll add to it as I think of things.

mom2hancj
01-04-2008, 10:30 AM
I'm in :)

1. Stash bust...do projects that use up my stash

2. Knit my first pair of socks

3. Knit my first sweater

4. Learn how to make cables

5. Never leave an UFO

Sunny_Singer
01-04-2008, 12:39 PM
I am in this too.


1. Finish the odd items that are/were Christmas gifts that due to unexpected circumstances I couldn't finish (mostly the blanket and finger puppets)

2. Figure out what I am doing wrong with dpns and get further than 2 inches completed on Phil's ties. DPN's are a nightmare for me still. These were for Christmas too, but I have frogged them about 40 times, because I am learning new skills.

3. Find a project that uses 150 yards of yarn that I like or a way to add the pure alpaca yarns to something to make a project *I have a feeling this is going to end up being very very tricky*.
pic of the 2 hanks of natural alpaca yarn - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/sunny_singer/Knitting/100_0036.jpg

4. Real UFO : poncho - needs to be completed and mailed to my friend along with the baby blanket.

I think I'll start with that much, rather than overloading myself for the month. :)

tarrentella
01-04-2008, 12:44 PM
ooo i like this. i have been thinking about conquering some of my 'knitting fears'. so here goes:

1) i must make somthing for myself.
2) attempt somthing bigger than a pair of socks
3) stop being so scared of colour work and give it a go
4) sit down and actually plan what i am going to knit before i start knitting.

with that in mind i am going to find a top or sweater pattern i like and save up to buy the yarn for it! that helps with number 1 and 2 :yay:

GiddyKnitter
01-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Yes I am definitely in.

1) Finish all projects I have hidden away!!

2) Have a go at felting.

3) Knit lots more socks!!

4) Buy some Malibrigo yarn (LYS getting it in very soon) Hooray!

5) Continue to keep stash well stocked (just in case we get snowed in)!!

GinnyG
01-04-2008, 01:48 PM
OH MAN, could I come up with a LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. STASH BUST, for sure. I have a yarn buying ILLNESS and need to get it under control before DH starts to control it for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. LOTS AND LOTS of baby things. Did I happen to mention I'm going to be a GRANDMOTHER in the late summer:woot:

3. Learn more cable patterns so I can maybe, someday, in the future knit an ARAN sweater!!!!!!!!

Louisa
01-04-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm totally game for this one. Here go my resolutions:
1. Make Christmas stockings for next year using multiple colours (I've never done multi-colour knitting before).

2. Make a baby sweater for my new niece/nephew for the fall. This will help me conquer my fear of sweaters.

3. Bust the stash - Why does it never seem to get smaller???

KnittinMitchie
01-04-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm in.

1. Going to finish off a pair of socks i started a YEAR ago. Yes you heard me a year ago. I suffered from some SSS on tis pair.

2. going to knit, block, sew seams and add buttons to my second sweater and have it done by Jan 31st.

3. Use up the yarn I got for christmas BEFORE I go buy more. you would be amazed at how far $100 goes expecially when stuff is on sale.

4. finish my entralac scarf and get it blovked to be worn before it get warma again.

I'm sure I can stick to this some what reasonable list of things. I've also got 2 crochet projects that need to get done before Feb.16th but I'm making good time on those.

The.Knitter
01-04-2008, 03:06 PM
OK I`m in too...

1. Finish that last 7 foot scarf for my DD. It is half done right now.

2. Now that I have all the supplies and Silver`s cute little knitting bag ready, I want to learn to knit socks. My goal was to learn to knit in the round in 2008.

3. Finish the Cameo Shell Stitch Shawl I CO the last day of 2007., which was part of my swap package from my wonderful swapper. This may or may not get finished, depending on how I do on that last scarf I am procrastinating on.

4. I now have two more people wanting scarfs but I am not sure if I will get to them this month or not. I have the yarn in my stash for one of them. I highly doubt I`ll get these done in January though, because I am soooo sick of scarves right now!

Braden
01-04-2008, 05:43 PM
Wow! Good luck to everybody!

annomalley
01-05-2008, 04:25 PM
I'm in on this one, too.


Knit from my Stash-Which I've already started. I'm working on a winter hat from some yarn in my stash.
Have no more than 4 WIPs at a time (including quick instant gratification projects). I have to have more than one thing going for the times I get bored with one project, but I'm getting dangerously close to always wanting to start new things when the old things are not finished, so I need to set a limit on how many things I have going on the needles at once and not start new ones until I've finished the old ones.
Learn to Knit 2 Socks at the same time. To avoid SSS. I've come close to that myself.
Learn to Knit a toe up sock with a gusset heel. I found a pattern, so it can be done, and I just have to pick it apart and do the math to make work with my yarn and gauge.
Learn to knit lace.
Learn Magic Loop.
Learn Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting.

Knit more sweaters.

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
01-05-2008, 04:57 PM
1. knit from stash
2. knit 4 shawls (i need to have these done as gifts for January 2009 when we meet up with the tribe to celebrate yule)
3. knit at least ONE THING for myself! (I'm really bad about this... i never even crocheted anything for myself and i knew how for 18 years!)

Marni
01-06-2008, 07:57 AM
Finishing last year's projects is a great way to start the new year. I currently have 2 knit projects OTN:

Clogs for my DH - Nearly finished.
Dog Sweater for my friend's dog Buddy - This is more challenging.

Non-knitting items include the crochet jacket for me - Really just have to learn to pick up stitches for the sleeves then I'll be on my way again. And there's the pile of material I've been collecting for some sewing projects.

In 2008 I'd like to

1. Use more stash yarn
2. Buy yarn only for specific projects and actually do them
3. Knit more from patterns (see #4)
4. Learn to read those crazy looking X, /, ^ patterns
5. Knit a pair of socksI'm sure it can be done! Unfortunately I spend too much time looking at what others are making!

anastaciaknits
01-06-2008, 10:34 AM
Mine are very simple:

Knit more Elizabeth Zimmermann. I've knitted up her EPS sweater, and several Baby Surprise Sweaters, and one of her afghans, and I think that's it. Considering how much I adore her (and randomly quote her to knitters & non-knitters alike), it's time I make more EZ! I'm working an adult Surprise Sweater right now, I'm planning a second EPS sweater, and I'm planning a kangaroo sweater. I also want to do some of her hats, socks, and mittens, and we'll see what else falls off of my needles!

My other half of my plan is to try to keep only 2 or 3 current WIPs on th eneedles. I started this last year, and did OK half the year, and horrible the other half. My stress level is much better when I only have a few projects on the needles! I ignore UFOs, cause they are, you know, UFOs, and only count projects I'm actively thinking or working on.

misha rf
01-06-2008, 10:54 AM
This sounds like a great idea!

1. Finish or frog current projects before starting anything else.

2. Knit from stash, and only from stash, unless it's for a charity project & I don't have the yarn.

3. See how well that Knitting Pattern Generator works. :rofl: One way or the other, I've got some ideas kicking around in my head, and I'd like to see them in yarn! (But not til the UFOs are done!)

4. Limit projects to one portable one, and no more than 2 at the knitting chair.

5. Keep the knitting area tidy!! Put stuff away so that it stops spilling over and I can find things when I need them. Hmmm...maybe this needs to be #1!! :rofl:

NYcarrie
01-06-2008, 09:26 PM
Great idea.

1. Finish scarf I've been working on for more than a year before I start any other major projects.
2. Stashbust by knitting potholders. I need them badly. I have the yarn. I just never seem to get around to it.
3. Switch to continental knitting only. I learned how a few years ago but only really did basic stitches and never learned how to do do yarn overs and stuff like that. I need to practice a variety of stitches until I can use it exclusively.
4. Knit some each day. Even if it's only 15 minutes before I go to bed. It's the only way to get things done!

mom2hancj
01-06-2008, 11:12 PM
I have worked on a few of my goals. I casted on for my first sweater...which will be a gift for my niece's birthday. And I researched sock patterns and found one I am going to try. I need to wind the yarn and then cast on probably at the end of the month when the sweater is done.

heykaren
01-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Iīm in!!!!

I would like to:

1. Knit more from my stash ( so I can replenish the box when I go visit my mom in the states...:aww: )

2. Finish a project BEFORE starting another. Or at least try to keep the WIPīs down to 2-3.

3. Try some socks and learn to do cables.

I think thatīs about it. IĻll try to keep it simple and do-able...

Good luck everone!!!! :woot:

Karen

Jan in CA
01-07-2008, 02:11 PM
I'm in, too! Since this is a resolution challenge I'm assuming it's ongoing all year even though we'll have others each month..right? Because I can't finish all my WIP in one month. :teehee:

1. Finish WIPs by knitting at least some on them every week.
2. Make more socks including a pair for DH
3. Continue stashbusting as I have been for awhile.
4. Donate yarn I absolutely will not use instead of letting it sit there mocking me. ;)
5. And the biggie... Make myself a sweater!!

tarrentella
01-07-2008, 05:24 PM
theres a lot of sweater making being promised here! i see future monthly chalanges brewing!
Even though it is not on my list, one of my 'resolutions was to be a bit mroe brave and not to give up at the first hurdle when trying something new. well its not major but i just tried a new cast on method .... and liked it! yay

Braden
01-07-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm in, too! Since this is a resolution challenge I'm assuming it's ongoing all year even though we'll have others each month..right? Because I can't finish all my WIP in one month. :teehee:

Right! This is just a way to kick off the new year!

WshUpnASta
01-07-2008, 10:35 PM
LOL I've been posting to the December thread ! Duh, its January now. HAHA.

I've got tennis socks on the needle.

Starting a pair of mittens for dd18 who spied my Red Heart Yarn order and likes the Banana Berry Color (blue, green, yellow).

I also have an order coming from Discount Yarn Sales . Com
for 3 skeins of another variegated color scheme.

I'm going to be making mittens for a couple of weeks. If I do a pair for dd18, I am sure dd21 will want a pair too.

jeanius80
01-08-2008, 04:08 PM
This month, we'll be making a list of our knitting new year's resolutions and then beginning projects that coincide with that list. For example, if your resolution is to try to knit lace, then cast on a lace project. If your resolution is to finish everything you start, finish all your WIP's (you don't have to).

Let's start with listing our resolutions...

I wish all of you (and myself) very good luck, and hope you have a pleasant and successful 2008! I'd like to thank you all for putting up with some of my not-so-good challenges, and thanks for letting me do them in the first place.

Braden, thanks for giving us challenges! I think it's a great idea. Unfortunately for me, being challenged sometimes means i wimp out, and pretend i never signed up for the challenge ;)

This i want to do this year and how i hope to get it done:

1. knit a lace shawl/stole. I have signed up for the Secret of the Stole II.

2.Learn to knit from a chart. I want to knit the quivit scarf in the IK holiday issue as practice for the stole.

3.Learn to knit color work with two hands. Currently i knit continental. I'd like to use this method to make my mom the Snowflake socks from IK.

4.I also want to finish more WIPs. I have about 8-10 OTN. I need to CO less :teehee:

5.Finish my Drops jacket, since I'd like to wear it while it's still cold!:shifty:

6.I'd also like to knit up enough socks to not need to BUY socks. This also means i'll have to buy more sock yarn! :shrug: Guess i'll know what my reward yarns will be for stash busting

7. Dye more yarn (to sell... probably direct through my blog instead of etsy.:happydance:

jess_hawk
01-08-2008, 09:07 PM
1) not knit more or buy more yarn than I can fit in my suitcase (yes, I mailed my yarn home last summer, and lucky balls of quivuik are tiny cause it came home in my camera bag.)
2) write a double-knitting techniques/pattern book
3) knit more socks and gloves, and less hats.
4) finish the projects I have planned at the moment before I add anymore.

WshUpnASta
01-08-2008, 11:20 PM
My yarn came from knitting-whse.com and I have already started a pair of mittens. I'm increasing for the thumb right now. As soon as I have finished that area, I will scan it and post a picture.

Ronda
01-09-2008, 10:46 AM
Count me in!
1. Knit socks!
2. Knit the second FT clog! (Yes, I did one, but I haven't done the other!)
3. Finish my Lady Eleanor.
4. Knit something with the yarn received from my swap partner!

This, of course, is all after I have completed the scarf, hat, and mitten set my daughter is asking for RIGHT NOW! (Gotta finish my Lucy bag first!)
Braden: You've never knit a hat?! :shock: I'm shocked! You're a master knitter (IMHO) and you've never done a hat. Wow.

Secksiebrat
01-09-2008, 12:51 PM
1. To work more form my stashed yarn.
2. Continue with charity projects (baby blankets, oddball items, etc)
3. Finish my Combo Corsett-T (need to learn to crochet better)
4. Finish my Alene Camisole
5. Finish my Waves afghan from knitpicks.com
6. Spend the 150 gift cert to my LYS that my inlaws got me for christmas. Preferably with pattern ideas already in mind.
7. Knit socks using Magic loop and 2 circs from Silver


That's a good place to start :)

~danielle~

hydeemarie
01-09-2008, 09:52 PM
Most def!!!

1.) Stop giving up on UFOs. I do this frequently.
2.) Knit from my yarn stash without buying anymore yarn! This means a major stash-busting project because I have so many different colors to where there isn't enough for one single solitary knit.
3.) Not being afraid of trying something I have never done before... like conquering intarsia. =/
4.) Knitting more cabled patterns... I don't do nearly enough of those!
... And more stuff that will probably come to me later ! =]

Tia
01-12-2008, 12:36 AM
I would like to join...! :thumbsup:

1) Finish the dishcloth I started (and frogged and started over).
2) Learn to knit cables :knitting:
3) Learn to knit two socks at once on one long circular

I know this is a small list, but I have an even longer one for all my crochet endeavors! :heart:

Tia
01-12-2008, 12:40 AM
~ "No project is complete without a little cat hair" ~
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
I can soooo relate to that!!!

Sunny_Singer
01-12-2008, 01:35 AM
I am still working on determining inventory and finishing things I ran out of time for that were supposed to be for Christmas.

However, a friend sent me a late Christmas present, which I received on Wednesday afternoon (almost evening). A gift card for Joann.com or Joann Fabrics stores. Although what I needed was advertised in my area the store near me doesn't carry them so I went on line and used my gift card that way.

I now have ordered a rolling yarn tote, and once it arrives, I'll be able to organize my knitting a lot better. I have no "knitting corner" like some have referred to. I haven't a closet I can stash my yarn into, either. I don't have a huge stash. I have mostly leftover yarn from other projects that I have completed, and yarn bought for specific projects that I haven't had a chance to make yet.

WshUpnASta
01-12-2008, 01:36 AM
One mitten is almost finished.

I still have one tennis sock started.

Many projects on my to do list, but not cast on until I finish one of the above projects.

Braden
01-12-2008, 04:04 PM
So far, I haven't started any new projects, so I'm good!

WshUpnASta
01-12-2008, 04:23 PM
I have finished one mitten except for the thumb. I did that while having my hair done today. Hence, the new avatar picture. Compliments of dd21 who took a few for me to pick,

The.Knitter
01-12-2008, 04:24 PM
Your hair looks great, and congrats on almost finishing the mitten!

Mama Bear
01-12-2008, 10:06 PM
God willing,
1. Mail out the items I knitted in 2007 that are still waiting to be sent.

2. Finish writing up pattern designs and post the ones I have promised.

3. Complete any unfinished 2007 projects. Including the 2nd Greenhowe Nativity set, Eris, 2 Greenhowe pirate dolls (need assembly only), and 1 Greenhowe teddy bear (need to find the parts and assemble)

4. Keep knitting off the long list of grandchildren wants :)

5. Reorganize my stash. I got rid of my "knitting cellar" when we made room for my daughter's floor loom, so now I need to find a new set up.

Mama Bear

gingerbread
01-13-2008, 11:16 AM
Oh love this KAL I am in:

Let's see
1) Keep my knitting projects small.
2) Finnish my shawl (it's for me :happydance:)
3) Finnish my second sock for hubby!

That's it for right now. We'll see how it goes this should be okay things keep getting in the way of my knitting. So I will keep my list small.

boo1
01-13-2008, 11:35 AM
1. Stop buying yarn!!!!! (This one is going to kill me. I have no willpower and I just fall in love with so many.....)

2. Keep the number of WIPs to 3 at a time. One will be mindless, for those times when I need to knit, but too tired to concentrate.

3. Learn to knit socks.

4. Make something wearable.

5. Learn Magic Loop

6. Watch the knitting DVDs that I bought!

7. Get rid of the old acrylic yarn that I will probaby never use.

8. Quit being afraid to try something new. It's YARN. What's the worst thing that can happen? I frog. Maybe learn something. The best thing? I learn! :)

sakura-panda
01-15-2008, 03:46 PM
What fun! I'll play along....

1. Actually KNIT! It has taken me over a year and I am still not finished with DS's scarf. While I'm at it, I could also CROCHET and finish that blanket I started six years ago.

2. Work through the patterns in my little 26 pattern book that I keep in my "yarn bag".

3. Become more confident with casting on. So far, my least favorite thing is starting a new project (which is why I don't have many projects started. lol)

That's really all for now, since I'm still a "new" knitter. I would also like to learn to read crochet patterns -- I can crochet but I don't know what I'm doing and I'm limited to a couple of patterns -- but I think I want to just tackle one craft at a time.

WshUpnASta
01-17-2008, 07:35 AM
I'm working on my mittens this morning. I will post the finished item later.

evona
01-19-2008, 02:15 AM
OK - I am a newbie so my resolutions are simple:

1 - LEARN!! Learn lots of stuff - how to cable, how to knit a sweater, how to use dpns, I think I get the jist of using circular needles but I haven't tried yet, so that is on my to learn as well.:X:

2 - Start and finish a project using circular needles

3 - Build up a stash - everyone wants to get rid of their stash this year and I'm just the opposite. I am aspiring toward next years "use up my stash" resolution. :woohoo: Although I did just go way over my budget on yarn and knitting supplies tonight. Thankfully I came home to an unexpected check that just about covered it! :woot:

WandaT
01-19-2008, 09:48 AM
OK, I'm in ...

1. Knit more from stash
2. Learn lace knitting
3. Learn to make socks

I"m sure there's more - I'll add to it as I think of things.

Woohoo!! I'm on #3!! I cast on my first pair of socks yesterday! A friend is showing me how to do 2 at a time on Magic Loop! I've got about an inch done so far. :D

KnittingNoob
01-23-2008, 09:29 AM
Okay, here goes, I'm a beginner so i have a lot to get done!
1) Get rid of the acrylic yarn I'm never going to use now (have just fallen in love with wool blends and wool (especially malabrigo!))
2) Get up the courage to knit a sweater
3) knit 2 socks on one long circular
4) only have 3 WIPs at a time
5) finish the accursed 8' scarf! (I'll never start one like THAT again!)
6) try stranded knitting
7) knit all of my christmas gifts for the family for '08 (have the yarn and the patterns, just can't procrastinate, haha)

WshUpnASta
01-23-2008, 09:00 PM
The mittens are done and show on my blog. I am working on a Baby Surprise Jacket now.

The.Knitter
01-23-2008, 09:12 PM
I'm not going to get all the things done that I listed. The scarf is finished for my FIL, the shawl has only 23 rows left and then it will be done. I have to make something for my SIL, so I am knitting up a simple paperback book cover with bookmark out of cotton. That is about all I am going to get done this month. I DID try to knit in the round and it did not go well, so I gave up for the time being in order to finish the other things I had on my list. I intend to come back to that next week. That's my update!

WshUpnASta
01-24-2008, 07:39 AM
I'm on row 29 of the baby surprise jacket, its looking pretty fun at this point.

sakura-panda
01-24-2008, 10:56 AM
1. Actually KNIT! It has taken me over a year and I am still not finished with DS's scarf. While I'm at it, I could also CROCHET and finish that blanket I started six years ago.

2. Work through the patterns in my little 26 pattern book that I keep in my "yarn bag".

3. Become more confident with casting on. So far, my least favorite thing is starting a new project (which is why I don't have many projects started. lol)




Progress report:

1. DS's scarf is done, with fringes, washed and he's been wearing it to school for the last two weeks. I also put an edge on my dishcloth, so those are two projects done! :yay:

I have also started knitting for about a 1/2 hour to hour every night. :thumbsup: I've started a scarf for DD that is the same design and yarn as DS's, just a different color. I expect this one will take less than 13 months to complete. :roflhard:

2. Started pattern #1 -- Mesh stitch, on circular needles even. (And I really love the circulars -- no long sticks poking out everywhere! :rofl: )

3. I'm getting better at casting on. I really like the long tail cast on and it is in the little book I keep in my yarn bag and really easy to grab and reference when I start. Hopefully soon I'll be casting on all by myself. ;)

:knitting:

I'm going to add a couple more, since I'm doing so well with my initial ones (I really thought I'd struggle with #1 but it's been surprisingly easy.)

4. Try socks. On circs. Maybe 2 at a time. :shifty:

5. Join a KAL. :)

6. Start a crafting journal/blog. :noway:

The.Knitter
01-25-2008, 12:47 AM
I'm not going to get all the things done that I listed. The scarf is finished for my FIL, the shawl has only 23 rows left and then it will be done. I have to make something for my SIL, so I am knitting up a simple paperback book cover with bookmark out of cotton. That is about all I am going to get done this month. I DID try to knit in the round and it did not go well, so I gave up for the time being in order to finish the other things I had on my list. I intend to come back to that next week. That's my update!

Update on my update. I sat down tonight and with the help of Silver's tutorial and Shandeh's YouTube tutorial I figured out how to knit in the round and got started on a sock. I am so excited... The paperback book cover is finished. The scarf is finished. The shawl only has 20 rows left and then the I-cord bind off. I still have seven days left this month.

:woohoo:

Shandeh
01-25-2008, 12:54 AM
I sat down tonight and with the help of Silver's tutorial and Shandeh's YouTube tutorial I figured out how to knit in the round and got started on a sock.
I'm so happy to see that I helped in one small way! :muah:

The.Knitter
01-25-2008, 12:59 AM
I'm so happy to see that I helped in one small way! :muah:

SMALL... woman this is HUGE to me! I have wanted to know how to knit in the round for years but could never figure it out. When I was sick I could not get out to take classes and after I lost my job because I was sick I could not afford the classes even if I had been able to get out. I am so grateful to you and Silver. Being able to knit in the round opens up so many knitting doors for me. I used to pick up a pattern and say "oh well, it's knit in the round so I can't do that" and put it back down again. NEVER AGAIN!!!

Thanks again Hon. :muah:

Shandeh
01-25-2008, 01:20 AM
You're very welcome!

You've inspired me to work on learning to read charts. I say the same thing as you..."Oh...it's on a chart....I can't do that"
:teehee:

KnittinMitchie
01-31-2008, 06:20 PM
I'm in.

1. Going to finish off a pair of socks i started a YEAR ago. Yes you heard me a year ago. I suffered from some SSS on tis pair.

2. going to knit, block, sew seams and add buttons to my second sweater and have it done by Jan 31st.

3. Use up the yarn I got for christmas BEFORE I go buy more. you would be amazed at how far $100 goes expecially when stuff is on sale.

4. finish my entralac scarf and get it blocked to be worn before it get warm again.

I'm sure I can stick to this some what reasonable list of things. I've also got 2 crochet projects that need to get done before Feb.16th but I'm making good time on those.

Okay so I'm just about done with the socks. As for the sweater I ran into some sleeve troubles. As for using the yarn before I buy more who was I kidding. I'm a knitter that just isn't gunna happen. I keep finding projects I want to knit.

knittingymnast
01-31-2008, 09:19 PM
I'm in. Let's just wait and see if I actually follow through with this.

1) Knit my 1st sweater. (I know howbecause i read about how to do it, but haven't found the right needles. :pout:)

2) Knit more socks/slipper socks.

3) STASHBUST!!!!

4) Quit making garter stitch boring scarves.

5) Promise myself not to spend over $100 on yarn per 2 months. (Let's see how long I go with this one.... :rolfling: )

6) Knit up some hats/caps/junk to donate to the hospital/charity.

7) Think up some more resolutions. LOL

The.Knitter
01-31-2008, 11:25 PM
OK so, last day of the month. I knit the shawl, scarf and book cover and delivered them on Monday. I also *drum roll* knit three quarters of a sock from Silver's Sock Tutorial. So I actually accomplished my New Years Resolution of learning to knit in the round, and it's still only January! Next month I have to finish the scarf for my DD, one more scarf for my niece, one more for a family friend and work on my sister's bed jacket, once I finish my socks.