07 January 2008

Happy New Year

As I review the knitting year, I have to admit, I didn't do nearly all I thought I would. Actually, (blushes) I didn't meet any of my knitting resolutions so this year I'm not making any. I'm just going to enjoy knitting and try to spend more time focusing on the process and not on finishing projects.

I did knit my first socks and found that I liked the experience. I actually finished socks for hubby so he jokes that I finally finished something for him. Although I haven't maximized my Ravelry membership, I have found that it helps me from making rash yarn buying decisions. I also like that I can see my WIPs--I'm feeling empowered to frog some of them. I haven't done it yet but its on my list of things to do.

This year, I'm also putting a freeze on the yarn buying. That's right, you read right, no yarn buying--at least not until Stitches East. Even if I don't go, I'm holding out until the event. Of course, my Tour of DC yarn membership doesn't count since I bought & paid for it a few months ago. (C'mon a yarn fiend has to have something.)

On the personal front, I'm changing jobs again. Yet again, someone came to me and made me an offer that was too good to pass up. I'm hoping 2008 will finally bring some stability to my professional life and by extension to my personal life. I didn't think it would be so disruptive to have things change so much every few months. I'm tired of it and hope that in a few months my life will settle into a comfortable rhythm.


twig said...

I find that randomly accomplishing New Years goals makes life more interesting because if you ALWAYS complete them, where's the anticipation of what's to come? (That's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it.)

Trillian42 said...

No yarn until Stitches East? Wow. That's some serious willpower. Out of respect for that, I will NOT suggest evil enabling yarn store trips when/if you guys visit.

Miss you!!