Monday, February 15, 2010

Knitting from New York: New Year's Resolutions!

The closest thing to snow I saw in California over Christmas...

From Katherine Jane in New York City:

Goodness, can it really be February already? I think I'm personally having a hard time admitting that 2010 is well underway because (shame!) I'm still working on my last two Christmas presents--a hat and a pair of socks that just didn't get done before the December deadline. Luckily my loved ones are very patient, and also quite accustomed to presents that arrive a little past due.

I recently read an article that explained that mittens will keep your hands warmer than gloves, because they allow your fingers to touch which helps maintain warmth. Whether that's true or not, I am using the information as a perfect excuse to make these gorgeous little morsels:

Deep In The Forest mittens
©Tuulia Salmela 2008, photo used with permission

However, I'm not going to start them until both those belated Christmas presents are finished and mailed out, because my Knitterly Resolution this year is: no more UFOs! Before the end of January I intend to go through my stash with a ruthless eye, and either finish what's on the needles or frog it and reclaim the yarn for something else. No mercy!

Have you made any knitterly resolutions this year? Have you been sticking to them? Let us know!

-Katherine Jane


Katherine Jane Arathoon lives in New York City and occasionally guest blogs for Knitting Out Loud. She also blogs at Between Ewe And Me.


Knitting Out Loud said...

Hey Katherine, thank you for this post! My house is full of UFO's, and I applaud your resolution. Those Deep in the Forest mittens are SO beautiful!

Village Books said...

I wonder if you can even BE a knitter without having UFOs. Let me know! As soos as I see a new skein of yarn, this resolution flies to bits!
Those mittens are to die!

Knitting Out Loud said...

We'll have to see if Katherine sticks to her resolution!

t does wool said...

No more UFO' motto as well...I hope I can stick with it.

raining sheep said...

I love those mittens!! I did not make any knitting resolutions because...well...basically I would just break them and then feel guilty :) I tend not to have UFOs because I generally only work on one thing at a time and don't start anything new at all until I finish that one thing. But, that is because I am one of those people who can't stand the thought of having something sitting there half done and languishing. If I really hate something I ruthlessly frog right away.

Knitting Out Loud said...

You are so good to only knit one thing at a time!