Do you make a knitting resolution each year? Some of us thrive on challenges, while some of us instead choose not to impose vague standards on our craft. Which type are you?
I like a good challenge. But I'm the type of person who won't take on something that I know is fruitless or nearly impossible. So I set reachable goals for myself. Like this year I would like to be healthier and I would like to have more fun. Both things I think I can definitely accomplish and have a good time doing. I don't have a negative feeling about either of these things.
As far as my knitting goes, I seem to give myself yearly goals or "resolutions" too. In 2010, I knit only for myself- treating myself to my talents and filling my own sock drawer with much needed matching pairs of fibery goodness. I'm still reaping the rewards of that, with many a pair of wonderful socks, though I did knit just ONCE for someone else that year. In 2012, I tried to learn patience, and I think that having a baby and five year old around day after day as greatly helped with this lesson.
In 2013, I look forward to knitting for others again. Others who I think will truely appreciate my time and effort. It's not that I don't think that most of the people in my life would appreciate a hand knit gift, I just want to concentrate on my husband, my sons, and a few very generous friends who make my life great. I'm being realistic- I know I don't have a lot of time to finish projects right now, so I want to knit for just a few.
Do you have a knitting resolution this year? Do tell.