Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Goals?

I was thinking recently about goals for the New Year. Yep, it's January 10 and I'm not really working on goals that are widely accepted: Lose weight or stop smoking. Mine are more along the lines of things I'd like to learn or experience.

Knitting-wise, I'm working on a few things that I'd like to finish: A sweater for me, a shawl for the church, and a freaking pair of monkey socks that are celebrating anniversaries on the needles. Other than the projects, I want to try my hand at designing and publishing a few knitting patterns. There are a few patterns I've devised along the way that simply need to be written down: a shawl, a pair of slippers, and a few hats.

I've also joined the Rav group 10 shawls in 2010. The goal is to knit 10 shawls in the span of a year. I've gotten one down:

That's the Travelling Woman Shawl. I knitted it in worsted-weight Malabrigo so it would keep me warmer.

Work-wise: I don't know. I'm torn between learning screen printing to create custom printed KIPS or designing a few new totes. Perhaps a bit of both. There was one tote that I tried that I never did sell that is more like a purse with pockets on the outside. I use the prototype all the time. Perhaps I will revisit that bag, see why it didn't work and fix it.

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