I feel like I’ve been blog-jacked.  My perfectly nice resolutions post was hijacked by a Zac Efron photo.  I’d blame my husband but he rarely reads the blog.  I’d blame the blog and put it in time out, but it’s an inanimate object and well, that would just make me look silly.  I suppose I could blame myself, but that’s really no fun.

Let’s talk resolutions instead.  Here’s the short version of what I’d like to accomplish in the next year.

1.  I want to knit 12 big things.  Not all sweaters, I want to leave some room for a fun shawl or a random KAL that might pop up.  I know I want to knit a sweater out of lace weight yarn, and it might take me longer than one month.

2.  I’m not giving up buying yarn.  I can’t handle the responsibility of putting the yarn economy into that kind of slump.  I will, however, make a concerted effort to search the stash first.  I now have several sweaters worth of really yummy yarn.  I’m not going to save any of my yummy yarn for when the Pope visits.  Or for when Zac Efron visits.  Because let’s face it, these aren’t going to happen.  I’ll love that cashmere and quiviet even more when it’s knitted into something amazing.

3.  I might make myself some socks.  Probably not out of cashmere though.

4.  I’m going to make a good faith effort to blog more and take pictures of my knits.  I know this year is going to be a busy one.  I’m hoping to not come screeching into every month with my hair on fire.  I want to take the time to plan and even dream a little.  Which applies to the blog as well as to life in general.  Taking time to plan blog posts and photos makes for an less hectic me.

 

And for no particular reason, I’m sharing something I came across.  A Downton Abbey Knit Along.  Or just view the Pinterest page of Downton Abbey inspiration.  I’m not personally taking part in the Knit Along, or the one from Jimmy Beans Wool, but it is fun to see the projects.  I’m queuing projects as we speak.