On about.com's knitting section, I found a poll for "What are Your Knitting Resolutions for 2009?"
OK, so it's a year out of date, but I figure things can't have changed all that much in a year.
Here are the results: two of the more recurrent themes in my own knitting top the list — and why yes indeedy, they are just about the same as a year ago. Why am I not surprised? But it's good to know that I'm not alone.
- To knit more from my stash. (223) 20%
- To finish my unfinished projects. (188) 17%
- To learn a new technique. (160) 15%
- To knit more often. (144) 13%
- To knit more for myself. (103) 9%
- To knit more for charity. (99) 9%
- To teach someone to knit. (63) 5%
- To join/start a knitting group. (41) 3%
- To learn how to knit. (24) 2%
- Some other answer. (20) 1%
As a brilliant segue, let me just suggest that I actually can help out with a couple of those. Of course, "learning new techniques" falls nicely into the Group Knitting classes I do at Garden Home Rec Center — but also, those classes can help with "knitting more often" since you have a "knitting date"!
And I take pride in the fact that I have
nagged coached more than one Extreme UFO into completion — "extreme" being defined here as a UFO whose age is into double digits. (Specifically, there was Marlene's only UFO — and then there was the one of Mary's that was old enough to drink.)
The upcoming Summer Sweater Knit-Along will help you learn how to use up that stash in a hurry! (Disclaimer: This is one of those "Do as I say, not as I do" things.)
I'm still mulling over my own "resolutions", which I'm thinking about as more "What do I really want to knit this year?" To which my answer is, "Sweaters" — but specifically, which ones? Haven't gotten that far yet, but I'll let you know when I have a short list. I might have to hurry and pick something, because those Winter Games are coming up soon…
So — what are you knitting this year?