Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

New Year’s Resolutions 2014
Done:
1. Frequent more local eateries.
2. Finish the quilting project I’ve been working on by April 15.
It was more like December 15 and I had to outsource it, but more on that later.
3. Don’t be jealous, but I also spent New Year’s Eve cleaning off my desk while enjoying a mimosa. That’s how I roll. Start 2014 with a (mostly) clean desk.
Why yes, I do stack my resolutions in my favor. Why do you ask?
6. Take more time to smell the knitting (or roses).
9. Do NOT buy any more items for wrapping gifts. My gift-wrapping supply inventory still makes my yarn stash seem sane.
The intent was actually not to buy any new Christmas paper…

Half Done:
4. Continue to enjoy driving my all electric Nissan Leaf! 37k + gas free miles and counting! (Stop spending the money I’m saving on yarn. The stash is getting out of control.)
Who am I kidding; there were yarny purchases.
5. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies and frequent the farmer’s market.
8. Finish 14 pairs of socks.
Caffeine Socks (they’re in this lovely pile)
Sydney’s Nose Colored Socks (they’re in the pile too)

Socks formerly known as Glass Slippers

Socks formerly known as Glass Slippers


Swoopy Thing on the Foot Socks

Swoopy Thing on the Foot Socks


Blue Striped Socks for my smallest knitting fan.

Blue Striped Socks for my smallest knitting fan.


Sty Head Tarn Socks

Sty Head Tarn Socks


Popped Socks

Popped Socks


Slant Socks

Slant Socks


Fiber Addiction Addicted Sock in Freak like Me colorway

Fiber Addiction Addicted Sock in Freak like Me colorway


Christmas Red Socks

Christmas Red Socks


Rainbow Socks for my Smallest knitting fan

Rainbow Socks for my Smallest knitting fan


Danima banksiae sock

Danima banksiae sock

Hucus Fucus Socks

Hucus Fucus Socks


Leyburn Sock (Madelinetosh Sock in Spectrum colorway)

Leyburn Sock (Madelinetosh Sock in Spectrum colorway)


Phalanges (aka Burnt Orange Baby Socks)

Phalanges (aka Burnt Orange Baby Socks)

Not Done:
8. Try 1 new healthy recipe per month.
7. Increase my machine sewing comfort level (from you know, almost none).

It looks like I didn’t make a bloggy resolution in 2014. Which works out well because I discovered Instagram 47 weeks ago and I LOVE IT! If you like these pics, there are more to be seen there (@katiemetzroth).

I read an idea for resolutions whilst researching decluttering that suggested one resolution a month. I love that idea, so here’s January:

Declutter and do not buy things that do not spark JOY.

I’m reading “The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and am loving it. I’ve already donated one truckload and two carloads of stuff and I still have a ways to go. Luckily, it’s only January 6th.

This also means that I’d like to buy as little yarn as possible because I already have PLENTY that I adore. I calculated that at the rate I knit, it would take me approximately 8.43 years to knit through my stash. approximately.


6 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    All those lovely socks!!! My stash will sustain me for 5 years based on what I average knitting up each year. Considering I have 2 LYS that give me a birthday discount this month, and I have about $75.00 in gift certs to spend I fear a lot will be added this month. But I will try to do better at not bringing in new for the rest of the year.
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  2. Deborah says:

    Oh my gosh I love all of your socks! My goal this year is to knit one pair of socks per month as to help work through my stash. I also think I need to check out that book!
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  3. Alicia says:

    I am terrified of doing the stash life expectancy calculation, so I’ve avoided it thus far. However, decluttering is always an excellent goal. I’ve heard about that book a lot lately, I might need to check it out.

  4. Bonnie says:

    You are so much braver than I am. I do not want to know how long it would take to knit through my stash. Ignorance is bliss.

  5. Meg the Grand says:

    Your socks are so pretty!! Well done on conquering so many goals/resolutions for 2014. I would also like to read The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up – I’m on a huge decluttering binge right now, and just tackled the pattern stash the other night. Here’s to us and a decluttered 2015!

  6. angoradreams says:

    So many fabulous socks – WOW!!
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