Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Definitely not Jedi material...

I think 2009 was a spectacular year, both in terms of its successes and failures. I traveled, ran, made jam. I also failed to find a new job, failed to find the *thing* I've been looking for, the balance I think we all need to keep it all going. And through it all, I knit. It was a year of extremes, and my only wish for the coming year is that the pendulum not swing quite so forcefully.

I realize that by now, 2010 is well underway, and although it's on the late-ish side to be posting reflexions of the past year, I've been mulling it over for a while. I do that alot. I mull. I covet.

Right now I'm in the midst of a full-blown case of knititis. I can't even call it startitis, because I'm not really starting anything. There are too many options, see? Too much stuff I want to knit, too much yarn I want to buy.

For instance, today I'm craving more heavy, big, sumptuous projects. Projects that take time, that are more about the process than the finished object. I want to immerse myself in luxury fibers and rich, jewel-toned colours. I want to sail away on a sea of luscious, soft, warm fabric, and be content.

A few patterns I'm yearning to cast on for:


Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sandra said...

I still haven't finished my Log Cabin Blanket (Mason Dixon Knitting) and I have just contacted Purl so they can help me selecting Koigu to do a Granny Square blanket (a huge square instead of tiny squares...) Hmmmm ! Still haven't finished Oblique however have finished May's Basic Chic Hoodie and numerous different cowls in Malabrigo Chunky (and one in Alpaga Diamond Luxury)..

Sereknitty said...

Why don't you knit the Milkweed -- not a huge time or yarn investment, but cozy and gratifying, none the less.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Those are some lovely projects to cast on. I've got almost all of those in my queue too. So much I want to knit this year... and it'll end up being "so little time".. I can see it.

Well, you did find a new job early on in 2010... so that's a good thing! I can't wait to hear all about this new job!

Sinéad said...

I've seen a couple of finished Milkweeds and they are really nice. A yummy pattern that can change so much depending on the yarn chosen to knit it.
And congrats on the new job! Can't wait to hear more.