Resolutions, Unfinished KAL, and Mysteries

Originally published  Wednesday, January 2, 2008

With the start of the new year come new year’s resolutions. Most of us make resolutions at the start of the year, but how many of us keep them? I am notorious for failing to keep my resolutions.

Last year I made only one resolution for 2007. I resolved to set up on-line bill paying. 2007 has come and gone, and I’m still writing checks every month. That’s right. An entire year passed and I never got around to setting up on-line bill paying. Even my 78-year-old mother pays her bills on line. But not me.

So you’d think I would have learned my lesson. No more new year’s resolutions for me, right? Wrong! My resolution for 2008 is not to join any KAL. It will be difficult, but I am determined.

Don’t get me wrong. I love knit-alongs. I’ve joined many, and finished most. I did the Anniversary Pi Shawl that is pictured in the sidebar of the home page as part of a group knit-along on the EZ-as-Pi Yahoo Group. But last year’s Dale of Norway KAL project, Gjende, pictured above, is still unfinished, as is my Balmoral from a Laceknitters KAL three years ago.

In addition to swearing off KAL this year, I also resolve to finish my Dale sweater and start working on Balmoral again, even if the filler stitch is utterly boring.

Mystery knit-alongs seem to be very popular. I have done several of these and enjoyed them thoroughly. But I a bad experience with a mystery KAL that involved a poorly-designed project. No more mystery KAL for me.

Until the next one comes along. 🙂



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