New year, new me. In general, I don't do well at New Year's Resolutions. I always have the best intentions, but it goes awry around March when I am chugging Diet Coke by the gallon. Last year, I resolved to not spend one more miserable day at my office job. I stuck to it. I broke free to do what I love by opening Cutthroat Yarn.
So, what now?
Well, I have made a few key resolutions for myself this year (all fiber related).
1) I want to take a sheep shearing class. Everyone knows I need real help with shearing Snugglebunny. So, maybe learning to shear something bigger is where I should have started. I mean, no one starts doing calligraphy on a grain of rice. You have to build up to that.
2) I am going to knit (and finish) a really nice sweater for myself. I'm going to go all out and really make it nice. I will even do a swatch-- like I said-- all out! .But, this time, I am going to keep it. I am going to resist the temptation to give it away.
3) Tatting! I have always been enamored with the old school technique of tatting. The thought of the work that went into these beautifully intricate pieces is enough to take your breath away. I bought a shuttle and thread and thought, "how hard could this be?" HARD. The answer to that is way harder than I thought. But, I am going to buckle down, get this shuttle out and power through. My goal is to have a finished tatted project. It doesn't even have to be a tablecloth. It could be a headband. I am really not picky. I just want something in hand.
These are realistic, totally reachable goals. I mean, I hope they are totally realistic. Talk to me on December 31st when I am desperately trying to master the picot!