Wednesdays Are For Knitting

I was quite apprehensive yesterday when I logged into Ravelry to take a look at my 2013 knitting production. I knew it would be low and I was right. How low? A record low of 19 items, 5 of which are dishcloths and 1 of which isn’t even blocked yet.

Sigh.

They are all beautifully photographed, though.

finished knits mosaic

And so we have:

  • 7 pairs of socks
  • 6 shawls/scarves
  • 5 dishcloths
  • 1 sweater

My goals for 2013?

  • knit 13 pairs of socks (to go along with 2013)
  • knit a sweater for me – if and only if – I reach my goal weight.
  • knit a sweater for Hannah
  • knit that damn a shawl with beads
  • knit at least 3 projects with my handspun
  • knit anything else I feel like knitting

Umm. Yeah. Let’s move on without really talking about how badly I missed all of those goals but the last one, shall we?

Here are my knitting goals for 2014:

  • knit socks. Some for me, some to give away, no set number for how many pairs.
  • knit thigh high socks for Hannah. She has been patient and she deserves these and it will be easier than a sweater, I think.
  • knit a sweater for me. I’m already well into Miss BB so this should be a slam-dunk.
  • knit a vest for Dale. He has asked for another like this one.
  • knit some mitts and some shawls
  • enjoy it all

Lame, perhaps. But doable, most certainly. And as my dear friend Lois always says, done is better than perfect.

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Comments

  1. says

    My knitting production was way down this year, too. (Life.) I’m starting to realize I just can’t knit ALL THE THINGS. (Even though I want to!) Wonderful projects, Carole.

  2. says

    Still very impressive! My production is low and this morning I was thinking about the things that are out of the house that were never photographed. Oh well! Here’s to enjoying all the things we do!

  3. says

    Remember when we first starting blogging and we wanted to keep up production, so we made time to knit as often as we could? Well, we’ve all been busying doing other things and we found out there’s more to life than knitting for show! xox

  4. says

    My knitting was completely way down this year and mostly because I spend my night on the computer catching up with everyone instead of knitting. I am definitely working on finding balance between the two worlds this year and hope to get more knitting, reading and other things accomplished.

    Your list is still pretty impressive!

  5. says

    Your knitting was probably down a bit because you were focusing on getting health – which is a far better thing! I knit a lot this year but I really have to look it over. I am awful about putting my projects into Ravelry. Guess that should be my goal – to track my knitting better!

  6. Jo-Ann says

    That working out thing has taken up quite a lot of your knitting time apparently … and it’s a great thing!!

  7. Judy says

    My knitting was low last year as well. But I did complete my knitting for charity projects so I feel good about that.

  8. Mary K. in Rockport says

    You’re a busy lady with lots of different activities. For me, I started knitting a lot because I wanted a sedentary activity with something to show for it at the end – in other words, not just reading. By the way, how about done AND perfect?

  9. Ilene says

    The focus is just a little different when you are also taking care of yourself physically. B.A.L.A.N.C.E it’s hard to achieve but a little knitting, a little cooking, a little travel, a little gym time, a little friend time, a little hubby time, a little work time (OK more than a little work time 😉 )..it all fits rather perfectly even at the sacrific of some of the knitting projects, don’t you think?

  10. Kathode Ray Tube says

    Done is better than perfect. Have you heard that quote from the producer of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels? “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready. It goes on because it’s 11:30.” Happy New Year!

  11. says

    My production is way down, too. A lot of what I knit wasn’t for me or was for hire, which is barely even fun.

    My goal? Knit something pink. Maybe. Or something with pink in it. I guess I already did one thing……

    And knit something for the baby. A blanket maybe. Or toy. Something. My only goals for knitting so far.

  12. says

    all knitting is good knitting. that’s why it’s a hobby! I want to be as good as you are about photographing my FOs. here’s to fun – and as much productivity as we want! – in 2014!!