Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
I looked back at what I posted last January 1 and there was a photo of a sweater I was knitting. Guess what? I’ve knit a lot since then, but haven’t knit even one more stitch on that sweater. The good news: that means I haven’t run out of something to do in addition to my day work.
I have a shelf in my office where six unfinished knitting projects sit awaiting completion. Since I finished more than two dozen projects last year, I am confident these will soon be finished as well. I don’t make resolutions, but I do make lists and set goals. It is like the old colloquialism , “You have to set stakes to see her move.” Crossing something off of my list assures me that I actually accomplished something.
As soon as I get my sidewalks shoveled this morning, I think I’ll make a list for this year. That unfinished sweater is going close to the top of the list.
Katherine Misegades said:
I have a project like that now — I have pins hanging every 20 rows so I can see that it is actually growing. I think that is why I like knitting with stitch or color designs. I find myself using those designs as row counters.
Barbara Richardson said:
I mark the progress of a long slow project by putting a pin when I start to work and am always amazed to see how far I have processed. Those posts you refer too Barbara
Wishing you the very best on finishing up your projects! I do love a good list, always making lists…cannot seem to do without them :^) Some folks say ‘lists come with age’ but I’ve always been a list maker… what does that mean?
Happy New Year, Katherine, may your days be full of peace and delight!