- No deadlines. I don't stress about finishing something in time for birthdays, holidays, and arbitrary deadlines.
- Freedom of pattern choice. I can knit what I want just because I want to.
- No expectations. This is like no deadlines, but it also applies to sizing, yarn choice and intended recipients.
- No deadlines. Even though I still knit all the time, it seems like everything is taking longer to finish.
- Freedom of pattern choice. It's hard to narrow down my queue of 286 patterns into something I want to make.
- No expectations. I miss the feeling of giving something away that I made with someone special in mind.
- No deadlines. I will not set strict deadlines, but I will allow myself to aim to finish something by a certain date.
- Freedom of pattern choice. If I need to decide on a size or a yarn because otherwise I won't knit something, I will allow myself to imagine the pattern on someone special.
- No expectations. If I know someone will love something I want to make, I will allow myself to make it for that specific person.
I knit Daybreak because I was waiting for the Pure Pima and needed a quick project. I don't normally knit shawls or scarves, but I enjoyed working on this one. I still haven't blocked it because it's in the "someday someone will need this" basket, which is one of the side effects of my resolution.
I did pick up the shorts I had made for Chris Sand, since I went to North Dakota. I was at a cowboy poetry gathering, where I saw some of my friends from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The best part was hanging out with Chris and Hana for part of a day. But I couldn't remedy the shorts situation easily, so I gave Hana Pasha. She'll look adorable in it. They treated me so nicely, and I got to see the good parts of North Dakota.
Since I flew out of Denver, Brian and I decided to explore some of Colorado early in the week. Here's a photo of me with my new friend Esme. I was also lucky enough to get to spend some time with good friends Matt, Emily and Mike and Emily and Mike's Great Dane. Ivy and I were fast friends. It was a great trip.