Sunday, January 07, 2007

2007th Heaven

I know, I banty the word "hiatus" around and then bam, I'm back the next day. But since I slept in really late, then let the dog out and took a nap from that, I'm not feeling totally horrible today, so I figured I'd blog while the spirit moved me.

Several folks have e-mailed or commented questions about my sweater resolution and whether or not it's an official movement.

Well, no, not really. But I like themes, I have a dreadful need to knit something for myself, and I've got the yarn to do it, so I decided to push myself just a little and go for it.

If you'd like to join in, please feel free - I've included a "blank" version of my little chart here for you to borrow (politely, mind you) if you want to fill in your own goals and keep track of your projects. (inserting your own projects will require photo editing. Since I can only just barely do it on my own computer, please don't e-mail me and ask me to talk you through doing it on yours. I can't help with that, but I can tell you the font I used was "Mistral".) And the way I see it, since this is about putting yourself in seventh heaven, if you don't think you can do seven sweaters, or if you don't want them, pick something else! Any seven projects that are for you that would be challenging you just a little.

My personal rules (yes, there are seven):
1. These are for me, me, me, me, me, me, and me. I may knit for others as I please throughout the year, but this list of seven is all about me (because, frankly, I think the world should revolve around me, but I'll start with the yarn)

2. I may not start a new sweater without finishing the one I'm working on, since I tend to suffer from a fairly acute condition of Knitters ADD.

3. When I do finish one and move onto the next, I can start whichever I'd like. I did put some thought into choosing the order, so that I'm working with cooler yarns and shorter sleeved projects in the summer months, and the ones I have to spin come latest in the year, but this is subject to change.

4. I may make any substitutions to my list of seven, including yarn or pattern choices, or even complete garments.

5. I am allowed to pay Jolene to do finishing work for me, because she claims she enjoys it, and she must be punished for this.

6. Even when the next sweater is singing a siren song, "finishing work" does not include second sleeves.

7. I may not lose sleep, feel guilt, stress, or panic over finishing all seven sweaters, because life happens.

You may make your own rules if you like.

And massive props to Laura, who spent all day realizing just how computer illiterate I am (she thought I was kidding before!) and poked and prodded my template until it looks as lovely and pristine as it does now. And she's even still speaking to me! It's a sign of a true friend when someone finds out how stupid you really are and loves you anyway. Thank you, Laura!


Blogger Ceallach said...

You are not stupid.

Thanks for the info. I think I will do this with you, since I am in need of sweaters and have Ton O'Yarn waiting to be sweaterified.

I have grabbed your thingee there, and will incorporate my own stuff into it somehow.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

I have great faith in you to finish all those sweaters. You can do it! And all for you. You you you! Go. Knit.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

You can do it! As for me - I'll be happy to finish ONE sweater this year!

4:11 PM  

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