Knit Year’s resolutions

 

Posted on February 15, 2012

For a few years now my local knitting group has been making, and sharing, New Year’s knitting resolutions with each other. Yes, I know it’s already February, but what better time to talk about our 2012 resolutions—when we’ve still got 11 months left to get them done!

New Year's Resolution Coasters by Lucky Bee Press
photo by BazaarBizarreSF

These were my knitting resolutions in 2011, and how I fared with each:

  • Build up a tech editing business
    100%!  After learning and editing for free in 2010 to build up my experience, I started charging for my services in 2011 and advertising more widely. I’ve got a few regular clients these days, both knitting and crochet designers, and I got to edit for at least three designers that I really admire (that’s my way of saying “famous” without saying famous). Next step: updating my editing portfolio so you guys can see all of these great patterns—some are really cute!
  • Buy more often from indie yarn dyers
    100%! I bought yarn from SweetGeorgia Yarns, Out Of Step Dyeworks, Huckleberry Knits, RainCity Fiber Arts, and Hazel Knits. And all but one of them are from the Pacific Northwest—go local!
  • 11 shawls in 2011
    30%. I was shawl crazy in 2010 but only knitted three in 2011. I did knit 11 pairs of socks, though.
  • Finish three sweaters
    30%. Only finished one.
  • Design & publish a sweater pattern
    Not even close!
  • Get my WIPs under control
    100%. At the end of the year I think I had two WIPs going, one of which was aaaaalmost finished.

These are my resolutions for 2012:

  • Set up a separate bank account for my editing & designing business
  • Knit 10 projects from my stash (yarn I’ve had for more than a year)
  • Finish two sweaters
  • Get at least one pattern accepted to an “official” publication (not self-published)
  • Learn to use my new camera to take better pictures of my knitting
  • Turn my home office into a craft room

I’m feeling bullish about 2012 and already have a good start on several of my resolutions. What are you looking forward to in 2012?

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