Love Laugh & Paint she found a quote that said "New Years Resolutions are just for people who weren't awesome the year before..." ouch! that seems a bit harsh for those of us who are actually thinking about DOing something this year ... making changes or adjustments to certain areas, learning something new or Relearning something old, setting goals and plans and a different mindset ...recently on rachael's blog
and while i certainly don't see myself as AWESOME because i'm pondering on a plan, i would like to share my Rough Draft of Patterns . . . a Timeline, of sorts, for learning new things and sharing in this journey ... hoping that you will join me as i work through 2011 . . and i'm calling it the Year of the Pair! Why? well, apPARently i had a bit too much time on my hands over the holiday break, but this is what the Lord has been laying on my heart: 11 = for me i see that as a PAIR of 1's .... which could easiliy be interpreted as a Pair of Knitting Needles! Why not spend the year working on PAIRS of projects ... and why not consider PARING down the stash in the process? Why not help prePARE a new mom by sharing some of your knitting with a local Womens Shelter or the church nursery? Why not learn something new each month by making a scarf and then in December you can comPARE your projects - AND have a basket full of gifts waiting to shared?
i see myself thinking ahead (which is a relatively new concept for me actually!) AND also thinking outward - which for most knitters is nothing new because this entire community is about giving and sharing ... so here's the plan for the next 12 months .. in very rough fashion .. but perhaps you'll have time to do some research on topics along the way, check your stash and if you just HAVE to, go buy new yarn. i will warn you though, this baby knitting is QUITE ADDICTING! i LOVE all these sweet tiny things so make sure plan on doing LOTS of grinning while you knit on them! and just think how sweet it will be to pray for the new moms and babies that will be the recipients of such tiny treasures!
Month Scarf Baby Project
January Scrunch scarf hat
February Slip Stitch scarf booties
March Cable Scarf mits
April Feather & Fan bib
November Neckercheif bag