I've been mulling over whether or not to make any New Year resolutions or goals for my knitting. I have a tendency to be overly-ambitious and then compulsive. I knit to relax and enjoy the process and if I start making deadlines for myself I ruin it all.
My resolution, then, will be not to make a resolution. I won't require myself to knit a certain number of items in a a certain amount of time or spend a minimum amount of time knitting every day. I'll just knit.
Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit, either. When I say properly practiced, I mean executed in a relaxed manner, without anxiety, strain, or tension, but with confidence, inventiveness, pleasure, and ultimate pride. ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman