Monday, January 3, 2011

A Year of Knitting Selfishly

As I read other people's blogs, it seems I'm not the only one who had a tough time of 2010. Saturn must have been in conjunction with something.... he's a rat bastard that Saturn. I'm glad my ruling planet is Jupiter - he's king of the gods... and it's good to be the king! But I digress, I wanted to share 2011's knitting goals with you.

As the title suggests - this year is going to be all about me! I'm going to knit what I want, when I want. No challenges, no deadlines, no pressures. The only Ravelry "thing" I'm joining is the Year of the Cat (of course). But there's no pressure there either - If I get something done, I do - if I don't no biggie (I won't be winning prizes.)

The only thing I'm going to try to keep under control is my WIPs. I'm thinking no more than 5 at a time (not including the crackghans)

So, speaking of WIPs... here are two I've recently cast onThis is a modified Lumi in the Mini Mochi I bought for my birthday. I did start making socks with this yarn, but the single ply was too much of a pain on tiny needles... so a shawl it is (I thought I was all shawled out after the 2010 challenge, but apparently not....)

And, since I did really want to knit some socks...These are the Black Rose Socks knit in our new Jungle Cat! I am loving this yarn (colourway is Nana's Brooch).

So yeah... this year is all about me (at least knitwise) I think it's about time!

8 comments:

Abby said...

I have to admit, I like knitting for myself best of all. ;-)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Hey! That colourway looks a lot like Misty Highlands!

I agree with some no stress knitting for 2011. Or at least for January and possibly February!

Denise said...

Love the shawl and socks. 5 wips? I have way more than that now. LOL

My ruling planet is Venus.

Samantha said...

When I stopped taking "orders" for knitting from people it made me a lot happier about knitting. I still knit for other people, but only if I feel like it, not because they've requested it. My dad did hint at a pair of slippers ... actually he asked me if he can felt his acrylic ones because they're baggy. LOL He'll get new slippers.

Frieda said...

Nothing wrong with that ! Who deserves their hand knits more than the knitter her/himself . Do what makes you happy !

Knatolee said...

So nice. Love the shawl colours!

freespiritmusings said...

Good for you! It looks like you have some beautiful projects on the go. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

Samantha

Knitting Linguist said...

Good for you!! I knit for myself more than anyone else (I also appreciate my own knits more than anyone else, which could be part of the reason). I admit that the latter half of 2010 wasn't too bad for me, but I think that's because AY 2009-2010 sucked SO very badly, that nothing could be quite so bad by comparison...