A New Year – A Big Goal

As far as New Year’s resolutions go, I have generally dropped the ball.

“I’m gonna exercise every day” turns into “maybe next year I’ll get into shape”.

“I’m gonna eat better and lower my sugar intake” turns into “pass the chocolate, please”.

“Less Facebook, more walks outdoors” turns into “it’s too cold outside. Let’s see if anyone has messaged me”.

And on and on. I am just not able to improve myself by making vain promises on January 1st every year. (That is not to say that I won’t try, because I will. I just won’t be blogging about it anytime soon.)

However, as a knitter, my resolve is amazing! In 2010 I lived up to my resolution by knitting myself some amazing sweaters and in 2011 I saved tons of money and used my stash instead of shopping for new yarn. I am feeling pretty good about those things.

Which leads me to wonder what I should do next. Set a goal to reach a certain number of miles knit? Knit something new every month? Learn a new technique every month? Make a pair of socks every month, much in the same way the Yarn Harlot does her self imposed sock club? Knit for charity?

None of these ideas inspire me. The idea closest to getting chosen was that I could finish my current WIPs and then only have one thing on the needles at a time all year long. Challenging, beneficial, and impossible.

So, I think that this year I will resolve not to resolve. I will follow my whims, knit my passions, explore techniques that intrigue me, give to those in need, and try to end up with a few more pairs of socks in my drawer.

Twenty twelve is the year of inspired knitting.

What’s inspiring you?

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