I’m quite wary of setting goals for the new year, for several reasons. One, because we all know the most common fate of such goals (they are usually eaten by the same monster responsible for the disappearances of odd socks). Two, because I’ve found that having to knit something, with a deadline, with a set goal to fulfill, makes me like the knitting less. And where’s the point in that?
I do have one particular goal that’s been sitting in my mind for a while now – to start making myself (and others) actual knitted garments, to wear, to be kept warm by, to snuggle in. Let’s be honest, hats are lovely and all, but they cover about, ummm, 7% of one’s body. And the winter winds are howling.
So here’s a start.
You are seeing the finished back of what is to be my Mystic Pullover, which went much faster than I had expected it to (ok, having nothing else to do but knit and eat for the last three days definitely helped), and I am as excited as a prancing lamb! The front has already been started, and I am pushing on with joy. I fell head over heels with this pullover when I first saw it and I am happy to report that the process of making it is wonderful too! So far the pattern has been very clear and simple, and I’m even looking forward to the seaming.
But what I’m reaaaaaally looking forward to is – the wearing. :)
What selfish projects are you working on now that all the gift knitting has been given away? :)