Wednesday, December 30, 2009

pondering resolutions


Now that I've turned the heel on my second Tart Lime sock, I know there's just a few days more to finish it. Which means I can start thinking about my next project just in time for the New Year ... a good time to think about my knitting resolutions for the coming year. My first resolution? To choose projects to knit the yarn I already have.

With that in mind, I've cast on a Heartland Lace shawl. Many years ago I bought some dk weight cotton/nylon blend yarn because I loved the colours. And ever since I've been at a loss as to what to knit from it; that is, until a fellow Raveler messaged me to ask if I could spare some so that she could finish her shawl. Absolutely. And after looking at her project pages, a lace shawl seemed an ideal use for this yarn. Last summer I knit a swallowtail shawl - one of the most interesting and challenging knits I'd ever attempted. Another challenge seems like a good way to start a new year!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful shawl! I love Evelyn Clark's designs. It's a good resolution, too. Happy New Year.

Frieda said...

I have that shawl in my ravelery queue . Looking forward to see yours. Like many other knitters I've also made the resolution to use up more of my stash and venture out of my comfort zone . Hasn't happened so far , we'll see how 2010 shapes up .

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Knit from my stash is one of my resolutions too.. I've collected quite a bit over the last year. I should be able to keep it so long as I can stay of E-Bay!
Oh, and I will break it in the summer when The Needle Emporium holds its annual tent sale - but that doesn't count. If you've never been you should come too! This summer I got enough yarn for four pairs of socks, two sweaters, one shrug, two hedgehogs, a shawl and half an afghan for under $200!

One pair of Hands said...

That's gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

good choice- looking forward to seeing it done!