Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

1. Use significantly less plastic.

2. Use less household paper.

3. Pay off debt.

4. Go back to school.

5. Buy a car less than 10 years old.

6. Knit a damned sweater instead of buying yarn for one.

7. Volunteer more.

8. Stay in better contact.

9. Be sweeter.

10. Buy less (crap).

11. Put down my knitting needles at least one night a week when home to actively pay physical attention to my dog and husband or read.

The initial list also included "Run a 1/2 marathon" but I'm not sure that's going to happen, given what I am imagining my jobs will be this year and the access to running that I'll have. Maybe XC skiing would mean that I would be in shape, but who knows?

I spent all of yesterday finishing my second Foliage and crafting a Bebe hat for our friends' six month old.

The chunky version of theFoliage pattern knits up incredibly fast, and I think looks a little more rustic. I can't wait to wear it this spring on our annual southwest trip.

The Bebe hat is a modified version of the earflap hat from Last Minute knitted gifts, but as I was unable to find my copy and was using a different weight of yarn, I just cast on 48 and knit away - decreasing with a k2tog in multiples of 8.

Just before Christmas, I finished a pair of handwarmers knit in the way of the Pomatomus sock, also from Knitty. She wanted something to cover up her bruises from dialysis. The yarn is Shibui sock in honey, a color extremely evocative of my grandmother.

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