Arbor progress and new year resolutions revisited

I took Arbor out of hibernation today. I had another project that needed to be completed before I would let myself get back into this one. Frogging made a huge difference. It fits now (at least the bodice, and the waist). I’m a little concerned about the neckline and worried I’ll run out of yarn before the end…

Here are some progress shots. I still have about 8 inches to add to the bottom, and finishing needs to happen on the neckline and arms. I may need to do something creative if the neckline doesn’t work out the way I hope it will. Regardless, I think it’s turning out pretty decently. Progress shots anyone?

I did end up running out of yarn about 1.5 inches from the bottom *le sigh* I will have to track down another ball in this colour. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get something in the right dye lot. Or am I dreaming?

I made more progress on my socks over the weekend. They now cover my toes, which to me is very exciting. Chris (live-in fiancé) laughs at me, but it makes me happy. Two photos, first is knitting while camping, second is my progress shot.

As July approaches, and we near the half-way point of the year, I started thinking about new year resolutions. I didn’t make any “typical” resolutions, but I did have some knitting-related ones. Let’s check them out and see how I did.

  1. Finish this sweater this year. I don’t know how ambitious this is, but I do know that I have a crappy attention span so we’ll have to wait and see if I lose interest or not.I finished the sweater in question in April. It doesn’t fit quite right but I’m not losing sleep over it. It was a wonderful experience, and I was even more energized about knitting when it was finished.
  2. Go to at least one knitting gathering a monthI’ve actually managed to do this. It makes me a little sad that I was right in assuming that only one a month was do-able. If I had my way it would be more of a weekly thing.
  3. Participate in at least one swap per seasonWell, I tried. I was in a swap for the Winter, but my swap partner never sent me my package. Not only that, she lied about it. *sigh* Lesson learned. I am in another swap for Summer, but I guess I missed the spring swap opportunities. There was just too much going on, what with losing my job and having no money.
  4. blog at least once per week (to encourage knitting? Perhaps ^_^)This is going so well. I’ve blogged at least 5 times a month every month this year so far. March was the best with a whopping 11 posts! I’ve only done 4 in June, but this post makes 5. So far, I’m doing really really well.
  5. knit a pair of socks!Definitely. I started my first pair of socks last weekend. These will definitely be done by the time it gets cold enough to wear them ^_^

I’m going to start over with the resolutions because these ones are pretty much covered!

  1. Finish Arbor before the fall, so you can actually wear the thing.
  2. Finish those socks by fall, so you can wear them!
  3. You know those endpaper mitts you knit? Well, you only knit one and need to knit the second one already!
  4. Knit something in lace using the Fiddlesticks yarn you bought on a whim before you start something else.
  5. You know that pink young touch yarn you got from that nice lady at WWKIP day? Well, figure out what to make with it already!
  6. You’re getting married, so you’d better get moving or you won’t have a venue!

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