I’ve Been Thinking

Another year has started.  Should I make resolutions?  I don’t normally get off on this sort of thing.  But I’ve been thinking.  Maybe this year I should give it a try.  

  1. I shouldn’t buy any fabric this year.   A couple of weeks ago, I bought a lot of fabric at 50%.  I probably have enough to last a few years.
  2. I shouldn’t buy any more yarn.  This may be extremely difficult when I go to Sheep & Wool.  This does not include my sock club.  And, this does not include knitting accessories.  Right now, I have about half a dozen books on my wish list.
  3. Next, I thought about unfinished projects.  I have two sweaters that need to be completed.  I could use these sweaters.  Two of my favorites are really starting to look bad. 
  4. I also have a vest to finish.  It is knit in the round on 2.5mm needles and I’m carrying two colors on every row.  One round takes about an hour.  I’m about half way up to the armpits.  The patterns are beautiful.  I can’t work on it for a long time.  It can make me crazy.  I am not certain that I should be putting this on the list. 
  5. Then I thought about my weight.  Maybe I can lose twenty pounds this year instead of the ten pounds a year I have been losing.  It might work.  But, I’m lazy.

I even thought about taking off from blogging.  I certainly haven’t been doing a very good job of it lately.  I have also gotten away from trying to concentrate on one subject .  I should keep to knitting.  But let’s be real here.  I am not a single-minded person.  I have other interests.  I also like to know about other people’s interests.  I need to read more. 

I made a cap to go with the Heritage Booties in IK Holiday Gifts.  I cast on 27 stitches and followed rows 2-9 until it was 16 inches long, then sewed it into a tube.  I picked up 116 stitches along the side and knit in the round for about two inches.  Then I started to decrease.

 R1- k2, k2tog.  R2- knit.  R3- k1, k2tog. R4- knit.  R5-  k2tog.  Continue to knit two together until there are three or four stitches left, then I-cord for about one inch.  Cut a four-inch tail and run through the last stitches, then down through the cord. 

I’m sitting here looking at it and I’m thinking that I need to put a tie on it.  I hope I have enough yarn left to do it.  I’d prefer it to ribbon.

I thought I would show you my gadget.  it has what I use the most.  Very handy.

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3 Responses to “I’ve Been Thinking”

  1. Janice Says:

    Don’t quit blogging! I like reading about people’s lives on their knitting blogs. We’re not just knitters, after all.

  2. Christine Says:

    Happy New Year. Hope this year brings you peace prosperity and good health and lots of projects wrapped up.

  3. nancy Says:

    Happy New Year! (a little late). Your knitting is so beautiful. I hope you don’t quit blogging. I enjoy reading about your knitting, family etc. When I read your blog I feel like I live closer to you. I will be moving soon to ND. It’s a long story I’ll e-mail you later.

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