Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Bring it.

Now that the carols are sung, the presents unwrapped, and the fruitcake crumbs swept up, we all turn our pretty little heads towards a new year. I'm not big on year-end ruminations or new year resolutions; what's done is done, and we all know resolutions are about as helpful as an umbrella in the face of a tsunami. I am, however, all for fun, and that's what I wish each and every one of you for the coming year.

However, before moving on I suppose I should put the final nail in the Mission: Possible 2008 coffin. Okay, I gotta admit it: MP08 was tough. I don't do well with enforced rules - I'm a rebel, dammit - and at times it smacked of "gotta do" instead of "wanna do." But I persevered, and succeeded. Of my 12 goals, I finished 'em all. And knit a bunch of other stuff, too.

1. Gift spinning wheel, books, and fiber to Patty.
2. Felt one pair, and Plasti Dip soles of three pairs of felted slippers.
3. Finish Gothic Leaf Stole. (4 skeins of Euroflax Sportweight in Eggplant)
4. Finish Cobblestone. (16 balls of Queensland Kathmandu Aran Tweed)
5. Finish Shedir. (1-2 balls of Rowan Calmer in Coffee Bean)
6. Crochet baby blanket out of Rowan All Seasons Cotton. (11 balls in Citron, Giddy, Lime Leaf and Remote)
7. Crochet another baby blanket. (1 skein of Koigu KPM and 5 skeins Shibui Sock)
8. Use up some Malabrigo Worsted. (3 skeins - 2 Tamarind Cowls and a Celtic Cable Neckwarmer in Bijou Blue and Black)
9. Knit Unoriginal Hat. (1 skein STR Leticia in Hard Rock)
10. Use up some Lamb’s Pride Worsted. (4 skeins - 3 Berry Bags in Orange You Glad, Limeade Lemon Drop, and a tad of Old Sage; Marsan Watchcap in Brite Blue)
11. Knit a Stacked Eyelet Cowl. (1 skein of Lotus Yarns Nirvana in Blood Flowers)
12. Knit two Yarn Harlot One Row Scarves. (4 balls Artfibers Kyoto in lime and teal)

So that's done then. And now my thoughts turn to becoming a loose woman. Beginning tomorrow, my knitting group and I are gonna do a Feel Like a Floozy KAL for the first week of January. Each day we're gonna cast on a project (or two or three). No guilt, no worrying about last names, just reckless casting on. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Please join us!


woolanthropy said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you are starting it with wild abandon! Cast away!

Annette said...

Congrats on your MP08 accomplishment. Job well done! You finished an impressiveamount of knitting this year.

Happy New Year! I hope 2009 brings many good things your way. :)

Nellie said...

Hurrah for shameless casting on! I must have subconsciously heard your siren call because in the last couple of days I have cast on three different socks, a baby jacket and a crocheted blanket. Does this qualify me as an official floozy?

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Congrats on your MP08 accomplishments. How fabulous to obtain goals.

I'm so on board with the floozy KAL, it will help me obtain my goal of doing something creative everyday in 2009

mary said...

You rock, girl. Let the floozying begin!

kgirl said...

hey, great effort on the MP08! like you, I struggle with enforcement, so I can appreciate how tough it must have been to achieve some of those ticks ;)

Happy New Year, and while I can't say it will be soon, there will be a little sumpin'sumpin' in the "tea" department coming your way in 2009!

one floozy to another...

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, lady! Good luck with the looseness this year! :)

RoxyKnits said...

Happy New Year!!! Well done on reaching your MP08 target :)

I love the new KAL - sounds like a whole bunch of fun! I'd really like to finish a bunch of WIPs an UFO' promises here though - I'm too much of a rebel too!

Octopus Knits said...

Happy New Year! Great job on your list... and have fun with the cast-on fest :)