Well, there go the New Year’s resolutions. I made a little list for myself, and one of them–“Blog more”–has been woefully ignored. I’m happy to report that I’m keeping up my “10 minutes of straightening up every night” resolution, for the first time ever. So you win some, you lose some.
My biggest resolution for 2008 is to blog WIPs. We’ve all talked about and noticed the push to blog just FOs, and there is something so satisfying about the big reveal, but there will be no blog if I don’t blog WIPs. But first, let’s linger a bit longer on the FOs! 2007 had only 2 more FOs than 2006 (and one of those was freezer paper stenciling), and I’m not sure if I think that’s impressive or pathetic. It’s definitely one or the other. I’ll decide how I feel about it as 08 progresses, I think, as I either come to accept that I can only accomplish about this much in one year, or as I try to outstrip previous years’ results.
As always, I have a lot of little projects. Gosh, remember that time I had 4 FOs in 4 days? That was ridiculous. Many of my biggest accomplishments, knitting-wise, appear in this collection–my Shocking! Skirt, my Twist-Front Top. I’m super thrilled with the Roman Earflap Hat (pdf). And I’m more than a little bit proud to be bringing “sexy back” to knitting, as some of you have put it.
I participated in two swaps this year–my first time venturing into the swapping world. I enjoyed the Sound Swap a lot, but the Single Sock Swap was just genius. Those chalets still wow me. But I’ve learned that I’m a terrible, awful, no-good package mailer. I say that it’s practically pathological, my inability to mail a package in a timely manner. So I will be very selective about participating in swaps in the future. Perhaps this needs to be added to my resolutions . . .
Biggest observation I can make about 2007? My hair grew really long. I’ll let you in on the secret to this: get only one haircut during the year.
Heading into 2008, I’ve got an incredible project just off the needles (but which needs some additional work to be presentable, so I’ll drag it out with a WIP post), and then this just happened tonight . . .
I didn’t do more than dust it off, thread it up, and fill a bobbin. (A friend mended some clothes.) But it’s going to lead to something, it really is.