Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Knit Year!

Now that I can't avoid 2009 any longer I thought I would try to welcome it with open arms and give it a big ol' squeeze. And I'm going to create a list of goals, not resolutions mind you, but just simple goals.

- travel to at least one new place (We were planning on going to New Zealand this year but with the economy taking a huge dump that has been put on hold)
- get back in touch with old friends
- stay in touch with friends who are far away
- learn something new (I like to do this every year anyway but it's nice to have it written down)

Simple, huh? I like to set goals that are attainable even if they seem a little too easy. It's amazing what life can do to a list of goals, right?


Now this isn't as simple as making a list, but maybe I'll try. I've had some anxiety over my stash the last year because I know (and admit) that I'm a slow knitter. I mean s-l-o-w. I keep telling myself that maybe I should learn continental but I'm a thrower and in some ways I like it like that.

I joined a new group on Ravelry called Stash Knit Down 2009 and with that I've been taking a long hard look at my stash over the last week. Almost at an obsessive rate - staying up late, ignoring work, blah, blah. And you know what I've determined? I got some pretty kick ass stuff in there. Dr. Steph blogged about her stash and it inspired me to actually measure what I got... well at least approximately. My stash contains 12km/7.5mi worth of yarn. That's basically the length of San Francisco (as the city forms a seven-by-seven-mile square). In 2008, I knitted somewhere in the 4,358 m/4,767 yards, or almost half the city's length. So basically if I don't buy anything I have about 3 years worth of yarn to knit. It's weird to think of it that way, but there it is. So my knitting goals for 2009:

- use the queue feature in Ravelry to keep focus of what I want to knit.
- participate in the Personal Sock Club organized by the stash down group
- actually do some gift knitting (the biggest shocker!)

That's it! I won't say that I'm not going to buy anything, nor am I going to say I can't stray from my queue or anything harsh like that. I just need focus and I like lists... so there.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years and that '09 brings good cheer, great health and fabulous times!


tapeheads said...

happy new year! and thanks for the personal sock club link. I love that idea! I even have brown paper bags!

Betharoopie said...

Your goals sound lovely. And I'll cheer you on with your miles and miles of destashing... :) Happy New Year! Hugs to you and Paul!