Monday, January 01, 2007


I thought I'd have a picture of an FO for today's post, some socks I'm working on for Mary. But no, I have the cold from hell, and I can barely knit - it feels like I'm underwater.

So instead, a picture from Christmas day of Fiona (knitter of Batman hats) and myself, wearing the very incredible wool wrap I'd just received from my sister not minutes before.

Also, some resolutions. We begin with the tried and true, and segue into the more knitterly:

1. Eat healthily, exercise, lose 20 (or grow three inches).

2. Say yes to things that bring joy, and no to anything soul-sucking.

3. Continue with all things creative, without guilt - remember that creativity breeds creativity, and that it spills over onto other areas of life.

And finally, my extremely liberal, forgiving, and, some may say, self-indulgent version of Knit from Your Stash:

1. No stash bloat - I will only buy a ball if I knit a ball out first.

2. Gifts of yarn are always okay - anything less would appear ungrateful and be less than gracious.

3. Books are okay.

4. Tools are okay.

5. Yarn for a project someone asks me for specifically is okay, as is yarn to finish a project, and I'd better buy an extra skein just in case.

6. Say I travel to a place I've never been, and there's yarn there...that's vacation yarn. It's like vacation dessert. It's allowed.

7. If I fall off the wagon, so what? It's knitting, for crying out loud. But I'm going to try to stick to the one-out, one-in rule.

Also, this isn't a resolution, as such, but I'm going to try to designate a day to work on UFOs and problem children: Fix-it Fridays - it could just as easily be Weave-in Wednesdays or Mend-it Mondays. The point is, not every day will be Start Something Saturday. What if there's nothing to fix or finish? HAHAHAHAhahahahahha.....oh. Sorry. Lost my head there.

Happy New Year to all.


nat said...

Great resolutions. I like the part about if you fall off the wagon it's alright, because it's just knitting. :) Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

These are the perfect resolutions - fingers crossed that everything will work out!
I love that pic, thanks for sharing! And so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well - all the best to you, get well again soon!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great resolutions! Especially the one about more joy.

Tracy Batchelder said...

Good luck on your resolutions and thanks for the encouraging comment about my first yarn!

g-girl said...

great resolutions--as for the knit from the stash, good luck with that..@ least it's just knitting! oh and great pic of you and fiona too!

Windansea said...

Thanks all...I've already been looking at yarn online, so who knows how long my good intentions will last - today I was knitting through odds & ends as fast as I could to qualify for the one-in rule. Lydia

Jackie said...

I love your resolutions. Aren't we all plagued by those ridiculous 20 pounds? I know I am. I also love the Fix-it or Finish-it Fridays. I think it's a great idea for a one-year Knitalong, where we all post our Friday achievements!

Windansea said...

Hi jackie, yes...I like the idea of growing 3" much better!! And you're right, it would be a good KAL.....hmmmmm. Lydia

tammy said...

Vacation yarn! Excellent idea. It's not just yarn, it's a memory at that point. :)

Kenyetta said...

I would love to join the Knit from Your do I join?

Windansea said...

Memories of the yarn you saw...yes indeed - when you start a scrapbook of yourself next to yarn on vacation, then you're in trouble!! Lydia

Windansea said...

Kenyetta, I left you a comment on your blog......Lydia

Anonymous said...

you already look great! More time for me...yea! thats the ticket.
Love da blog by the way.
kim leeeeeeee

Windansea said...

Hey Kimmy!! You visited my blog!! You're really cool now, lol!! Lydia