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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Top 5 for 2005

1. New Technique: Where do I begin...I re-discovered knitting. Taught myself to knit my first sock and since made 3 pairs with lots of others in progress (all toe down and even one with short row heel). I felted my first and second bag...which was quick fun in fact! And toward the end of 2005, I learned entrelac. I also learned lace knitting and how to block thanks to the excellent instructions by Stephanie.

2. Favorite Finished Object: My Flower Basket Shawl. My first lace shawl experience and I couldn't have done it without the instructions and encouragement of Amanda and Becky.

3. Favorite Knit Along: Toss up between FBS Redux and sockapoolza 2!

4. Favorite Shop: Well of course my LYS...KnitnKnibble. I love going there to hang out and knit with other like-minded ladies (and a couple of men). It is such a bonding experience. I also discovered quite a number of great online stores when I can't find what I am looking for at KnK. And actually just this past Friday I discovered a LYS that is closer to the house (and Roz carries loads of Noro!) called Fiber Threads.

5. Favorite Tool: I love all of my Brittany used to be my Denise Interchangeables(ease factor of course) but I love the feel of the birch in my hands (very sensitive with my RA). I also enjoy my sheepie tape measure (sometimes prying it out of the hands of my son). Still hoping and wishing for some rosewood or ebony (put on my wish list at KnK).

Resolutions for 2006

1. Education: As in the earlier post from today I want to learn Fair Isle in addition to the magic loop technique.

2. Better blogger: Need I say more. Plus I want to design a header for the top and also make the whole place a bit snazzier. For goodness sake, afterall I was an art major in college! Should be easier now that we have a wireless router so I can update at freewill except for needing the desktop to crank up file photos.

3. Yarn diet: I will try anyway to de-stash and finish my many UFOs before falling off the wagon and getting back to startitis.

4. Read: I had a challenge with a reading group friend to read at least 60 books in to 59 (which was a feat in and of itself with trying to balance knitting and reading and the fact that since I have kept a reading journal for the past 6 years the highest number that I reached in the past was 44). So in 2006, 60 it will be.

5. Clean eating and exercise: Prior to breaking my foot in Fall 2004 I was in excellent condition thanks to tapes from Beachbody...yes the infomercial speaks the truth and I was able to keep my toned look for a year and a half. But I fell out of exercise and haven't been consistent for quite sometime. So the plan is to get back into the shape I was in for my after pic this year.

Anybody else up to share their goals for 2006 and their top 5 for 2005?


  • At 10:50 AM, Blogger amanda said…

    Sounds like you had a great year! And I second the Beachbody thing...three kids in 4 years---enough said!

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Margot said…

    Hello my bloggy friend and Happy New Year!

    Good to see some pix of your work. That Noro scarf is beautiful.

    I hear ya on the yarn diet. My goal is to finish several projects on meedles and in queue and to buy only gift yarn for at least a few months. Good luck!

  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Knitter Interrupted said…

    Oh Phoebe you are sweet! I'm so glad the FBS was a great knit for you. It was my fav for 2005 too!


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