So, I’ve had a bit of time to think about it, and I’ve read a bunch of resolutions/ aims/ hopes/ dreams from others. Now’s my turn. And it’s hard. But I’ve procrastinated over this post enough. While I’m tempted just to link to George’s list of aims, and say “me too” (ok, so I just did that anyway, and it’s true!), I’d better do the right thing and do it myself.
Something I was looking forward to in 2008 was opening my new knitting diary. Out with the old 2007 blue one, stuffed with bits of paper, addresses, yarn labels, postcards and so on, and in with the shiny new red moleskine, perfectly formed and with an in-built ruler (see, designed for knitters!!). Mmm, new knitting diary, lots of possibilities…
(see what I did there – more procrastination!!)
Alrighty, down to it.
Looking back to last year’s resolutions, how could I have guessed that #1 would take off in the way it did – not only did I do this one, but it lead to a whole new blog and a fabulous fabulous friendship (Bells has written up our recent visit already! So efficient!)
#2, knit from your stash – not so good. Sigh. Am having another go at this. Bellsknows how much stash I’ve got! Am totally stealing Del’s idea to note which projects I knit in 2008 using stash yarn.
#3, knit for charity. 2007 – good intentions, poor execution. Will do better for 2008.
#4. The less said the better, really.
So, for 2008, the year about which I have an insanely good feeling – I’ve no idea why, this rarely happens to me, but I do have a good feeling about 2008. I believe good things are headed our way this year (and when I say “our”, I mean not only me and husby, but you as well, dear reader!). This is the plan:
1. Stashbusting and knitting for charity. Simple aim means achieving is easy. I’ve already knit one sock from stash yarn:
And I’ve joined a Ravelry group which aims to knit a pair of socks a month from stash. I could do that for a good 5 years I reckon…
2. Transfer my blog persona to real life. I’ve said it before, blogging means I can be the good person I want to be. I want to be that person more in real life. More kind, less snark. Remember to think before speaking. Self-edit.
3. Set some goals each month, even if it is only 1 thing, and do it. Report back to the blog. The blog must keep me honest!
That’s it, really. Pretty simple huh.
And don’t forget: Good things for all in 2008!