Monday, January 2, 2012

Goals for 2012

I am finally starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of this knitting thing and I think it would be nice to set some goals for this new year.  I'm not going to call them resolutions because they are never really kept. I think if I call them goals I'll be more likely to do something about them.

#1  Knit another one of these but in a larger size.

I had no idea she loved this sweater so much.  When we were getting ready for this visit to the zoo she hunted down this to wear.  This is really the last year to wear it.  As soon as she lifts her arm the sleeves are up to the elbows.  I haven't knit a sweater yet.  I think starting small would be good. The pattern is Wonderful Wallaby By Carol Anderson.  The original was made by my friend Margaret.

#2  To Make This!

I absolutely love this!  The shape and the color is perfect.  The pattern is called  Through the Woods by Kalurah Hudson.  I am beyond words to describe how much I want to do thisit looks so cozy warm and just a little bit creepy.

#3 To Make More Socks
It's a very mild winter here in Oklahoma but my tootsies are cold.  My store bought socks will not last another season.  I don't know if I'll do these socks in particular but I do like one or two of them.  The start to the plan is to get in depth on Wendy Johnson's book Socks From the Toe Up.  There are so many techniques in this book I know I'll find something I like.  I have a few balls of sock weight yarn to get started.

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#4 To make clothes from this book

My daughter got her first Barbie this year.  As she insisted I play with her and her dollies I remembered how much I loved making clothes for my dolls.  I got this book from the library and looked through it pretty thoroughly as I was totally intrigued by the concept. I wasn't very good at knitting at the time I didn't even consider that I could do this.  Now that I feel comfortable with needles in my hand I need to get this to make clothes for my fashion conscious child.

Knits for Barbie

#5  Spend more time in crafting communities

 For the most part I do my knitting and crafting by myself.  My work schedule doesn't really allow me to go to a regular knit night.  I don't get to spend a lot of time in the company of like minded folk.  I know there are many on these sites.  I really need to explore them more.


  1. Pretty big aspirations, if you ask me, Good Luck, I have been working on scrumbles with crochet, still learning to knit and crochet and read the plans, ugh. Going to try granny squares next. love them.

  2. Patience and determination is what it takes. I think there is enough to challenge me but easy enough to not get frustrated. I crocheted more than a bit when I was young. I did more lacy like things.