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In the past it has been my tradition was to cast on for a big project New Years Day. This year I'm uncertain about starting anything new. With several projects still on the needles, and the desire to knit a few "small things" (after so many sweaters last year), it just doesn't seem right to start another project.


Beach GlassRav_linkredyarnball hasn't been touched in several weeks, and the deep blue Almeara Gloves would be the perfect compliment to Miss BB. I'd love to work on both, plus knit a cowl for the SnB swap coming up on the 12th.  Also, on my "to knit" list is WurmRav_linkredyarnball, a nice warm hat, a pair of socks (with Sarah's beautiful yarn), baby socks and a couple of small shawls. (whew)

I'm a bit sick of knitting sweaters. Even so, the next sweater project has been selected and will wait its place in the queue.  The next shawl is also in waiting. However, too many projects on the needles can create problems. Together they overwhelm me, tax my all ready confused brain, and cause paralysis of project. This quandary leaves more questions than answers, but does highlight the need to finish a thing or two.

Decisions, decisions, what to do! Stick with tradition and start a new, big wonderful project for 2010, or no? Count me befuddled.


Traditions are good, but that doesn't mean they can't (or shouldn't) change.

Traditions are good, but that doesn't mean they can't (or shouldn't) change.

Start something, don't start something -- doesn't matter in the least. What matters is you're still here and we're all so glad for that! Happy New Year!

Sit down,relax and read a good book.

I'm going through the same quandry...do I finish a few WIPs or feel the rush of starting something new...and if so, what? I know you'll decide what feels right for you at the moment (and we're women...we can always change our minds!). As for me, I decided that knitting should be a fun and relaxing pursuit, and I'm not going to stress over it. Finishing a few projects is where I'm headed because it will make me feel better about starting something new. Good luck and just go with the flow! :)

May 2010 be kind and gentle to you and those you love!

I would go with what ever makes you the happiest, and keeps your mind at peace. For me, knitting brings me peace and order to the chaos of my job, and the more complicated the knitting the better. I dont like too many projects on the needles, but after a year of easy peasy sweaters - i am going to cast on something complicated - either fair-isle or bohus - i need something difficult to organize and calm my mind

I'm going to have to say "Knitting Balls Out! It's so fun to start a new project on New Years Day." You are a finisher (unlike some of us) and you will complete those other projects as the desire comes to you.

Or you could spin for a while ;^)

Traditions were meant to be broken! Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year.

I say, "Do what feels right!" Old hippie, after all... if you are desiring working on a few small projects, just hold off on the next sweater. Otherwise, you will be looking at another item you don't feel like working on right now, and you don't need to feel bad about anything preventable!

I chose to start something new this year, in line with a rather big year-long project which was inspired by something you said to me at one point. (Or at least, I think it was you....it could have been one of several NaKniSweMoDo people.) However, this is the first year that I'm doing that, and I don't think I'll make a habit of it.

There is a certain freedom in letting go of expectations, and it sounds like you might need that right now. Knitting is - as my guild reminds me all of the time - supposed to be fun, after all!

hmmm - dunno, actually. You've got so many lovelies on the needles that would entice me if I was sitting there with you - I'd say play with what you love! ;-)

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