I am not one for resolutions anymore, because over the years, I noticed that they were always the same. I like challenges better. 2009 was the Year of Decrapification. Right before the holidays, I hired a professional organizer, and most of the decrapifying was accomplished before the end of the year. 2010 was the Year of Redecoration. Right before the holidays, I had the painters come in and they've done the first floor. (Are we seeing a pattern here?)
I picked an easier challenge for 2011 - The Year of the Cold Sheep. For the muggles out there, it means that I will not buy yarn this year EXCEPT I have allowed myself to make a thoughtful purchase or two at DFW Fiber Fest in April and at Sock Summit in July. But that's it. I will shop from stash only. I have plenty of yarn to make all kinds of things. I can be perfectly happy for a long time, and I am starting today...Well, actually, I started November 1, just to get myself in the groove.
I deleted all the tempting e-mails from the local yarn shops advertising their year end sales. I didn't go to any...and remember, the last two years, I worked at one of them? It was hard, I tell you.
So, today, I will list my problem projects (remember that post a few weeks ago?) and start tackling them one at a time, but not before I start my first project of the year...a pair of socks in my self-imposed sock club. For January, I am going to make Lucy Neatby's Mermaid socks. I've made them before, but this time, I will use Lucy Neatby's Cats Pajamas yarn in the Mermaid colorway.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!