Resolutions 2012

I’ve never been very good at picking resolutions for the year.  About the only one that ever worked for me was giving up french fries for an entire year.  But I think that was because it finally hit me that I feel a lot A LOT better if I don’t eat fried food.  It’s a gall bladder thing that I like to ignore and pretend doesn’t exist.  And really, if I don’t eat fried food, it really doesn’t exist.

I’ve tried to pretend that I resolve to Knit Only Out of My Stash. I’ve tried to pretend that I resolve to Buy Less Yarn.  I’ve even tried to pretend that I will Knit Only Patterns and Yarn That I’ve Pre-Packaged Into Cute Little Bags and Made Into My Own Kits.  Yeah, that didn’t work so well.

So why would I think that participating in my own version of a 12 in 12 would work?  The challenge is to knit 12 sweaters in 12 months.  The idea intrigues me.  The problem?  The yarn store in question is 2 1/2 hours away and I need more yarn like I need a hole in my head.  (Really, I do not need a hole in my head).  So I probably would not participate in buying the yarn at their store (although it’s a perfectly lovely store and if my in-laws wanted to buy me a gift certificate to the store since that’s where they live I certainly wouldn’t turn it down.)  However, I don’t think I have enough sweater quantity yarn in my stash.  I’m sort of the queen of one skein purchases.  I do have enough (I think) for the

Sullivan - February

and the

Featherweight -April

and the

White Russian - June

and I’d probably find yarn to make the

Zephyr - September

and maybe this one.  Although I might try to modify it to have long sleeves.  I’m not a huge fan of short sleeved sweaters.

Rusted Root - July

So that’s 5 out of the 12 months.  What if I threw in child and baby size sweaters to round out the months?  Could I even do it?  The baby sweaters would help me “catch up” on months that I would be behind.  Is it possible for me to finish an adult sweater in a month with my limited knitting time?  Could I keep focused for that long?  After all, I am the poster child for “Ohhh… shiny!”

Is anyone interested in knitting these along with me?  Pick your own sweaters from the 12 in 12 list or start your own list.  I’ll start January with a sweater I’ve already picked out for myself.  Velynda by Bon Marie Burns.  I have some navy blue Malabrigo that I bought with a gift certificate my hubby’s Aunt gave me.  Leave me a message in the comments and let me know what you’ll be knitting.

4 Responses

  1. Syren

    I LOVE the white russian one and if you do it in June it would be ready just in time for my BIRTHDAY!! What a fantastic idea sistah!

  2. Love the challenge & the sweaters you picked! You go girl! I know you can do it 🙂 I’d love to say I’m in too, but I know myself too well. I’ll be lucky to finish *anything* this year, ha ha. I know for a fact that Rusted Root is quick & easy though. It’s actually one of the only completed sweaters I own that I actually wear too. It will look great on you!

    I might join in when you get to White Russian. Love that one!

    Wait….. Ooooooh

    1. knitting

      Join in whenever you want. 🙂 I’m pretty sure I’m setting myself up for failure for the first month. This January sweater is going to take a ton of work and I lost 4 solid days of knitting. Maybe I should have just done the finishing on a baby sweater for this month! Oh well, it’s not a challenge if it’s easy to do!

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