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Old 01-03-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
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KnittingHelp Monthly Challenge - January
This month's challenge is a little different. It's not a project, per se, but it is focusing on...


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.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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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)
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:30 AM   #5
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I'm in

1. Stash 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

OTN: dress for a friend's little girl, playfood

In Line: shorties for a trade, fruits and veggies for a swap, stuff to stock on my store, and then sweater for dd

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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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 -

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.

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:44 PM   #7
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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

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:05 PM   #8
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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)!!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:48 PM   #9
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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

3. Learn more cable patterns so I can maybe, someday, in the future knit an ARAN sweater!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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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???
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TBK (to be knitted): World's ugliest hat, scarf for DH, scarf for Dad, and many more scarves and hats that I have found patterns for.
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