Happy New Year everybody. I hope that 2010 was great for you and that 2011 is even better. The great thing about a new year is that everybody seems to want to start anew. I know we can do that any day we choose, but I think the camaraderie from everybody doing it at the same time makes it a little more special. Well, for me in some ways it’s a new beginning and in others a continual evolution. I’d like to take a very quick moment to thank Joei and J for their enlightening wisdom that they shared with new that has helped me to focus a few of my resolutions. They definitely helped me to see the silver lining and turned a very difficult situation into an opportunity. You’ll hear more about that later though. As for this year, this post is the first of many (I hope) and I’ll be taking this opportunity to make a few resolutions and share them with you in the hopes of using that as a way of keeping them.
So, this morning I tried to turn on my computer and found that I had 465GB of data that had mysteriously disappeared! Yup, that’s right, my Mac was empty. Yes, I have a backup, but not everything. It will take the better part of a day just to reload the programs. I have some pictures that I had downloaded from my camera that are just plain gone, as they weren’t backed up yet (I try and do a backup once a week). So that is partially what I mean when I say starting anew. I will be reloading my Mac for a couple of days for sure. I am also in the middle of redoing the website (this one). That is my first resolution. I am trying to get this site to where I want it to be by the end of the month. Keep your fingers crossed that when you come on here on Feb1, you will be astounded by what you see (maybe even sooner).
Every knitter has a problem with a stash that’s too big – and I don’t mean the stash on your upper lip either. Mine is particularly large and quite unruly at the moment. So I am resolving to organize it yet again (thanks Helen – this will be much easier because of what you’ve already done) and down size it in the process. I’m thinking I’ll have to have a few more contests to enable me to get rid of some it too.
Resolution number 3 is regarding the consistency of the posts on here. I think I did a fairly good job throughout the year (190 posts) but would like to get to 250 this year. That’s 2 every 3 days, or 4 – 5 per week. If you think that’s too many, please let me know and I’ll drop it to 200 – pretty much where we’re at now. It’s just that I have some exciting plans for this year and would like to keep you all in the loop.
Last year I set a pretty lofty goal for myself to knit 52 projects in 52 weeks. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. At least not the way I had planned it. So this year I will try and do as many projects as I can (including a heritage blanket that I will resolve to make via a knitting group I belong to) to see how many I do. I will however make the quantitative resolution to knit 100m of yarn per day as an average. So at the end of the year hopefully I will have knit 36,500m of yarn. I know this sounds like a lot, but I’m not sure if it is. Wait, maybe it is – that’s about 18 sweaters for me. YEAH!
Okay, I’m going to start with those four and see where it goes from there. Do you have any resolutions (knitting related) that you’d like to share? If so, post them in the comments. Maybe this can be our first contest (even if it will be the last to be judged). I’m not sure of the details yet, it might not even be a contest, just a recognition thing, but you never know. Let see what you’re planning for 2011!