I am trying to resist the temptation to plan when it comes to my knitting. I’ve read many different lists on different knitblogs this week, and I really want to make one of my own. I like lists. On the way home from our Christmas trip, I actually bought a very overpriced notepad just so I could make lists. By the time our plane landed, I had made around 8 different lists.
I don’t want to make a knitting list. Why is this? Because knitting is my hobby and should not be something that is added to my "to do" list. It should be my escape from the "to do’s" in my life. I want to get home at the end of the day, look in my yarn closet, and knit whatever I feel like, not what I feel like I should. That is my knitting new year’s resolution. To avoid making knitting resolutions or goals*.
What does this mean? It means that I may not get as much finished this year. It means that I may not be a task-oriented knitter. It means that for a little while, I may work on small projects to balance out the big projects I have planned in other areas of my life. But it means that knitting will exist just to make me happy, not to give me more stuff "to do".
Everyone has a different perspective on this, and I will likely have a different perspective each year, or maybe my perspective will change month to month, but for now, this is it. I love the knitbloggin’ community because there are so many different perspectives and different voices in the same craft.
Now, could someone kindly explain to Houston that it is winter! It’s going to be 76 degrees today! I know many of you would love 76 degrees, and it is nice weather, but it’s January for cryin’ out loud!
*The afghan is exempt from this resolution because it was started before the resolution was made, I still hope to finish it by the end of the month.