Saturday, December 27, 2014

The New Year is approaching!


Hello friends,

 How is everyone doing? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! This Christmas was so busy! I managed to finish my boyfriend Liam’s scarf but I did not finish my mom’s socks but we agreed that they would be for her birthday in February instead.   I cannot believe how close to the New Year it is! It is almost 2015!  
I wanted to review my resolutions for this year’s knitting and then set some new resolutions for this year.  I think making resolutions helped me to keep focused on what I wanted to accomplish.

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2014 Resolutions update:

1. Knit a sweater: I wanted to accomplish this goal this year but I never started it which I think is probably the most important to completing a sweater is just beginning the project.  This year I will start to knit a sweater bit by bit and then finish it by the end of the year. 

2. Knit socks: This year I did knit my first pair of socks! I wear them around the house and they are pretty cozy just a bit big but I make do.  You can see my post about knitting the socks by clicking on this link >>>First pair of socks!
3. Knit another pair of mittens: I did not get around to knitting another pair of mittens this year sadly.  I saw a cute pattern at the end of last year that I thought I might want to try.  

4. Try following a pattern:  I knitted a basketweave baby blanket for my little cousin this year following the "Basketweave baby blanket" pattern.  You can see the post and the finished blanket by clicking on this link >>>> Basketweave Baby Blanket Pattern

5. Try fair isle: I did try my hand at switching colors and then knitting a giant heart with a gray background and watching fair isle knitting videos but I never completed a project using fair isle.  

6. Knit different stitches:  I knitted the Bamboo Stitch, and the Star Stitch this year! click on the links to visit my entries about the stitches.



2015  Resolutions !

1. knit a sweater 
2.  learn more stitches: I love learning new stitches it is  a lot of fun and challenges me to try new ways of knitting projects.
3. knit family and friends Christmas gifts this year: I really want to knit my family and friends Christmas gifts in 2015 so I better start now :P
4. knit mittens again



What are your New Years Resolutions in your craft this year? 

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14 comments:

  1. I also has "knit socks" and "knit a sweater/adult clothing" on my list last year! I managed those but not others such as "be more organised/loose weight" ....oh well, there is always next year...but knitting resolutions always seems to be more attainable!! Very happy new year! X

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    1. those are great resolutions! I think it is great you have those too because they are a little more challenging and that is what a new year resolution is about, pushing ourselves to accomplish more! that is what I think anyways! :) that is great you accomplished those goals last year congratulations! :) Good luck with your goals this year! Happy New Year to you too! :)

      Lisa

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  2. I suppose my main resolution is to use up all the 4 ply yarn that seems to have appeared in my wool bag!

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    1. Good luck with making more beautiful creations with your leftover yarn! :) Happy New Year!
      Lisa

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  3. Happy New Year sweet Lisa. I am knitting the Lady Kina, it would be a great first sweater. Look at it on Ravelry.
    Hugs Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith! Happy New Year to you and your family! :) great! I will take a look at the sweater :) maybe I will be inspired to start my own sweater soon for the year :)

      Lisa

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    1. Thank you for visiting and following my blog! I will definitely visit your blog also :) Happy New Year! :)

      Lisa

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  5. I never do resolutions list...but I hope you manage to accomplish all your proposals !!!
    Have a wonderful 2015 !!!!
    Big Hug !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna for dropping by! thank you I will work hard towards it :) have a wonderful 2015 too! :)
      Hug
      Lisa :)

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  6. I always have so many idea's buzzing around in my head they get written down and I usually loose the list amongst the clutter haha I would like to be more organised for next Christmas too and start making gifts earlier, but do you know what I say the same thing every year, maybe this time. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda for commenting! I hope you accomplish all that you wish to accomplish and that are buzzing around in your head :) maybe this will be the year we both accomplish making Christmas gifts! have a wonderful New Year!

      Lisa

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  7. It is lovely to review what you accomplished through the year and you did quite well with last years resolutions Lisa.
    I have plans for a long term project in 2015, it may take me the whole year to finish and I will be starting it on New Years Day. I plan to work on it in between my other projects rather than plug away on it continuously in the hope that my enthusiasm for the project stays fresh for me. Rather like you and your sweater project.
    I also want to gift handmade for next Christmas and I plan to make those through the year as I am not good at finishing things to a deadline in December haha.

    Happy New Year to you, I have enjoyed reading your blog very much through 2014 and I look forward to reading it through 2015

    xx

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    1. Thank you Linda :) I will you lots of luck completing your special project this year! and it is a good plan to start early with the Christmas gifts! I discovered this this year when I tried to complete socks and a scarf after I finished exams it was way too busy! Thank you for reading and following my blog I really appreciate it!
      Happy New Year!

      Lisa :)

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