Monday, January 02, 2006

A new year

I'm not one to spout New Years resolutions, however I do have some goals related to knitting I'd like to accomplish.
I want to improve my skills, by trying projects that are a little more difficult. A few weeks ago, I mused that I wanted to make a finished garment for myself. I'm almost there on that goal. Here's my essential stripe.
I'd like to try my hand at fair isle, make more socks, toe up, cuff down, short row heels and toes, set in sleeves and increase my speed.
Now that the holidays are over, I should be able to spend more time relaxing, which means knitting and reading.
I wish every one a very happy and prosperous 2006. More posting to come.

8 comments:

jillian said...

You ES is turning out so well, love the classic colors! Glad to hear you had a great holiday season!

jennysbelly said...

The Essential Stripe looks wonderful. I'm so tempted to buy the pattern.

Noeysmommy said...

Very nice. I like the colors too.

Lynda said...

I'm loving your Essential Stripe, great colors!

ariane said...

Hello Shar and Happy New Year to you to. Essential Stripe looks beatiful!

Shar said...

Thanks, I anxious to finish it. I haven't decided on the lenght of the sleeve yet. I'm thinking 3/4 if I don't run out of steam.

Gina L said...

Good for you Shar! Challenge yourself! That is a New Years resolution that you can take pleasure in.
I love this sweater!

Lynette said...

great, great, great job on the Essential Stripe sweater so far! i love the colors.