Can you believe that 2009 is almost over? I don’t know about you, but that year just went by in a blink. Next Sunday’s sale is our last shop update of the year, I’ll be closing down for the holidays from next week. (Don’t worry, we’re sending you out with a particularly splendid sale, including some of our delicious new cashmere yarns!).
I’ve been looking back over my knitting accomplishments through the year, and I’m a little disappointed. I’ve hardly finished anything, especially when you weigh it against the number of started projects. So, you know how they say you should do a wardrobe cull every year, and give away (or throw away) everything you haven’t worn in the last year? Well I applied that rule to my knitting projects. I assessed them all honestly, decided which ones I was never going to finish, and then either frogged them, or gave them away to friends and family to finish. That included the Noro blanket (so boring!), the scrap comfort shawl (which has been gathering dust for 3 years!), and the fair isle sweater (which turned out to be 12″ bigger on the bust than I actually needed, ahem).
That’s left me with just 4 works in progress: Tony’s Cobblestone, my cable sweater, mystic waters shawl (which I picked back up this weekend), and the handspun gift shawl. Now, here’s the real kicker. I have promised myself that in 2010, I’m going to practise a bit more monogamy in my knitting. I’m only going to allow myself to have TWO projects on the go at one time. One easy one, for tv knitting, and one challenging on.
Which means that I’ve got to finish 3 out of these 4 projects before I can even think about casting on anything new. Can I do it? Yes, I can!!! I just really hope that this method will bring a bit more productivity into my knitting.
So, when you look back on your knitting from 2009, what are you proud of, and what do you want to change for 2010?