Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 knitting resolutions

You know how it is at the first of the year.  Everyone makes resolutions for all sorts of things:  losing weight, getting out of debt/saving money, quitting smoking, etc.  I don't know about you, but I usually make knitting resolutions.  I wrote my list like weeks ago, but hadn't gotten around to making the list public ... till now.  So here goes:
  • learn brioche stitch – and knit something with that stitch. I’m thinking something simple like a hat although I would LOVE to have this capelet: Shadow Dance
  • knit a sweater for myself – specifically: Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan
  • knit (or crochet) 1 Christmas gift each month (except January)
  • knit a sweater vest for myself – specifically: Veste Everest or Ticuna
  • start cataloging yarn/fiber stash on Ravelry – perhaps one per week
  • learn to knit 2 socks at a time on 2 circulars. I already know the 2 circ method (Cat Bordhi is my hero!) so the next step is to do 2 socks at once
That's it!  Seems easy enough now, but we'll see how it goes as the year progresses!

Oh, I've also been meaning to show y'all my new Rio bag from Jordana Paige.  What can I say?  I. LOVE. THIS. BAG!!  Here's Rio at work:

I have my regular purse stuff on one side of the center divider (from left to right you see my red Moleskine notebook, a small pack of tissues, keys, cell phone, orange makeup bag and iPod-- in a knitted iPod cozy of course).  Inside the zipped-up center divider are my wallet and a compact of my favorite Chantecaille lipglosses. The other side of the divider has my bag of knitting tools, my Kindle, 2 knitting projects in vinyl bags and a folder of some of the various patterns I'm sorta working on. This is a true carry-it-all bag!!!  There are tons of pockets, and even the pockets have pockets ... seriously.  I am already looking forward to getting another Rio.  My only wish is that the garnet red wasn't discontinued.  But there is hope for maybe being able to purchase one during the upcoming sale ... 100% of the sales are going to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti so it's for a good cause.  I'm gonna buy one, and you should too!

But now, I'm gonna cozy up on the couch, watch the fire burn in the fireplace, and maybe knit on my mitten.




  1. You enabler you! A chance to replace my old Jordana Paige bag and do something to help Haiti? I am so there.

  2. Nancy, I do what I can :-)

    A Rio bag in garnet red has my name all over it. Which bag are you replacing?


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