Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Knitting in 09

We're off to do "Christmas" all over again (raspberry pavlova here I come!) - I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy And Safe New Year. May 09 bring you much happiness (and yarn) xx


I had goals this time last year and I pretty much accomplished all of them. Strange to think 12 months ago I was scared of cables, dpns , charts and never thought I *could* knit something for myself! I still haven't learnt to crochet, but hey I will get to it someday.

In 09 it's all about ME baby (and I'm in good company with that resolution, eh Kelly?). I've enjoyed the challenge I set myself to handknit so many gifts, but like any good challenge sometimes the best part is when they come to an end. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy knitting for others but this year it has come at a price. So many things I wanted to knit dropped to the bottom of the list (or off it completely) because I was mostly occupied with knitting that *must* be done by a certain date and most of that knitting that didn't get done was for me.

In 09 out with obligations, timeframes and the feeling my knitting is just hanging over me. In with knitting what I want, when I want. There are ALOT of things I want to knit for me. And this year I'm going to do them! :D If something gorgeous and TDF comes along and I just *need* to make it right away, then I'm going to.

I will still inevitably be knitting gifts and baby things because I do love knitting for new babies and ones I love. But priority? Me me me. Call me a selfish knitter in 09!

Last night I made it to the end of my Xmas knitting (bar 2 blankie squares...go me!) and to celebrate I cast on for Cherry .

Once that's done I'll be choosing from a long list of other things I want to do for me...

Happy New Year xx

10 comments:

villapeikko said...

Happy New Year!

Rose Red said...

Happy new year! I've only had patchy internet access since we moved and for some reason haven't been able to get onto your blog since then - until now! Yay! So I've got a few posts to catch up on...

I really like your idea of selfish knitting - I'm a bit the same - I've got a bunch of wips that are things for me - I'd really like to finish them, and do more for myself too!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Way to take time for you--a little personal knitting TLC is always a good idea--Happy new year!

Aunt Kathy said...

You'll like crocheting once you learn it... and it's so fast you'll use that for any gifting stuff so you can leave the detailed knitting for your ME golas. LOL

Sonia said...

Welcome to the Selfish Knitter club! Let's knit what we want, when we want it in 09! Happy New Year.

lucky knitter said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to knit! Happy New Year!!!

ElfTea said...

Happy New Year!!!
May 2009 be the start of a great time in your lives. I wish you health of mind and body. May your Resolutions for the New Year be attainable.

Megan said...

I'm joining you in the Selfish Knitters Club - I cast on my Wicked last night :)
Happy New Year, Gabes!

PrincessPea said...

Happy New Year Gabes! I hope it brings everything you wish for!

Sam said...

Happy New Year, and here's to a year of selfish knitting :)