New Year Enthusiasms, a Woolly Beginning

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I am renaming ‘New Year Resolutions’ to New Year Enthusiasms.  That way, if I decide not to carry on with something then I haven’t failed to keep a ‘Resolution’. Not that I have beaten myself up in the past for doing just that, but I know I’ve felt slightly guilty when things didn’t quite go to plan and by the end of each January good habits have fallen by the wayside. So entering 2018 …


  1. Keep on track with the diet started in October
  2. Sort out craft stuff all over the house
  3. Think seriously about the next step jobwise/careerwise and make good choices
  4. Make a bucket list of things to do compelled by a particular date
  5. Become more involved in day to day household accounting/finance

andesgreen2First woolly UFO, must be about four years since I started to knit this and about two since I peeped in the bag where I’d stashed it. Love the wool.  Loved that it knit up so quickly. Hated the stepped shoulder joins and the poor sewing up.  Put on weight since so know finished item won’t fit….

Satisfyingly ripped back to balls (remind anyone of Christmas brussels sprouts?). Enthusiasm 2, one tick.  Many more to go, craftwise, but it’s a start!


For others with new year plans, hope they are going well and you have not given up on any yet!


7 thoughts on “New Year Enthusiasms, a Woolly Beginning

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Enthusiasms! I like that. Although how anyone can get enthusiastic about the household finances is beyond me.

      tinaor responded:
      January 10, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Just felt enthusiastic about becoming more organised – perhaps I won’t feel the same in a month about that one! he he!

        Dartmoor Yarns said:
        January 11, 2018 at 8:43 am

        I always find the beginning of January has a special sort energy that gets me all excited about being organised for the year. Of course, it just be my euphoria that the in laws have gone home again after Christmas 🙂

        tinaor responded:
        January 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

        So funny! Perhaps it’s worth having them there just to get organised afterwards!

        Dartmoor Yarns said:
        January 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

        I wouldn’t go that far!

    quietwatercraft said:
    January 18, 2018 at 10:20 am

    It must have been so satisfying finally ripping back the dreaded project! Now you can make something you love with the freed yarn 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      January 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      It was very satisfying! Even though I’d hidden them from view they still hung over me. In effect, it might be a long time until I can justify buying new yarn, but I never say never as it’s so tempting!

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