Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

This post is long overdue but after much thought, I decided that I really don't have any resolutions or goals for this year.  I make the same one every year to myself personally, and that is to accessorize.  I have all these cute bracelets, necklaces, scarves and things and I never really wear them.  I start off strong the first week or two and then I just think of it as one more thing to do in the morning.  It's kind of funny though.  I got commissioned to make a cowl and some fingerless mitts for one of my friends and my cousin.  There, accessorize 2013 go!!!

 These are the Campout Mitts that I made for my cousin using Plymouth Boku.  I got two skeins to make them, just in case, but only needed one!  Score!  This is a great alternative to Noro and nicely priced as well.  Oh, and I totally didn't plan the mitts to match like that.  Thank you dumb, Irish luck!

 My friend really wanted a Gap-tastic cowl after seeing my sister's.  This is Rowan Big Wool in a nice dusty teal color.  It took me three skeins to get the size that I made for my sister.  This cowl went by way quicker than my sister's did and it also helped having another year of knitting under my belt.

I'm about halfway through the Aviatrix pattern for Angelo.  I'm using Manos del Uruguay.  Have I mentioned this yarn is the bomb?  So soft and squishy.  I'm very excited to see the finished product.  Since this is my "brown bagging it" challenge with the ladies and listeners of Just One More Row podcast, I suppose this could be considered a 2013 goal.  

What are you guys doing for your resolutions? 


  1. Ok, here's a tip: buy a dress form or something else equally good-looking that you can keep next to the door, and dress it in a few accessories (cowl, necklace, etc). Then, when you're running out the door, just flip one on and voila!

    I have no real "resolutions" just a general direction in which I'd like to go. Specific resolutions never work for me, so I've given up on them. Quite some time ago, in fact. :)