Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A lot of New Years posts going up, a lot of resolutions, a lot of changes in the wind for people. This is the time when we all start thinking about what we'd like to change or do better. I don't usually make resolutions but I definitely have a laundry list of things I'd like to improve. It's going to be a year of big changes Chez Yarnpirate. I'm not sure how things are gonna pan out but I know they WILL pan out one way or another. I am trusting in my ability to make it work well.

I start a second job in a few weeks so will not have a lot of knitting time. But I do have knitting goals. The biggest of my goals is to FINISH the stuff on my sidebar. I want the sense of having finished something successfully. I didn't get a hell of a lot finished in 2006. My attention was elsewhere for a lot of the time. This year I'd like to be more consistent. I'd like to not have them hanging over my head.

I want to dive into spinning fiber and really understand what I'm doing with it and why it does the things it does instead of having happy accidents. I want a good foundation.

I want to knit more socks and use up a goodly chunk of my stash yarn. I'm not doing Knit Your Stash or Lime and Violet's Sock Marathon, but I want to make a dent in what I have all the same. It is nice yarn. It deserves to be used.

I want to be a better, more active, more involved friend. Flake less. Comment more. Show more interest and caring to the people around me, both IRL and online. I want to get involved more in my local SnB groups and cultivate ties with other knitters in my area.

I want to be a better mom.

I want to simplify my life so that what is left is sustaining and meaningful.

I want to do better. I will work harder.

Lotta changes and shifts in the Pirate-sphere, a lot going on that I just can't really write about publically, but as it unfolds I'll be able to express it a little more. I'm looking forward to that. Biting my tongue has been hard, but necessary and the responsible thing to do.

I really hope all y'all have a happy new year. I kicked mine off in a very mixed fashion. I celebrated my birthday with family in wonderful style. I got kidnapped off to Disneyland for the day by my painter and acquired some spiffy new striped mouse ears. I ate some great food and got some awesome new yarn and knitting books and, oh, yes, SPINNING WHEEL! Conversely, I also really pissed off someone who I love dearly by being thoughtless, made some impulsive financial choices as pertains to new yarn and you know, I was human. And it's only the 3rd day of the new year. At least I suppose I can say that I have started off by living as I mean to go on and quite fully at that.

It's a good start. A mixed bag, but a good start.


Lucia said...

Happy New Year, happy birthday, and human is good. (In some cases I'd be tempted to put all kinds of stipulations on that, but not in this one.)

Z said...

Admirable goals ANY time of the year. I'll be reading (and COMMENTING!) to see how you do!!! Mazel Tov!