Knitters' New Year's Resolutions

Happy holidays, knitters! I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and that the coming year is kind to you.

Typically around this time of year, people everywhere are busy making resolutions or goals for the new year, knitters are obviously no exception. I like to challenge myself to find at least one new technique each year and try to truly understand it. Sometimes it's a brand new technique; sometimes it's going deeper and better understanding something that I already know a bit about.

For 2015, I'm going to be teaching myself mosaic knitting in January. We ran a few projects on mosaic knitting in Knitscene Winter 2014, and I fell in love with Ann McDonald Kelly's Tessellating Leaves stole. The bold graphic pattern set into a wide, woollen stole would be perfect for these single digit weather days we're having right now in Colorado.

I'm going to be hosting a loose knitalong here on the Inside Knitscene blog, and I hope you'll consider joining me! If you're a pro at mosaic knitting or just starting out like me, participating in knitalongs is a great way to share your knowledge and pick up new skills. I'll be posting a rough schedule on Friday, but in the meantime, if you don't have yarn yet, we've put together a Tessellating Leaves Stole kit!

We've got two colors to choose from—the teal and grey choice, as seen in the magazine, and a plum and grey choice, which is what I'll be using to knit my own. The kit comes with the yarn you'll need to knit this stole, as well as a digital PDF copy of Knitscene Winter 2014.

So how about it? Are you with me? Let's add to our knitting skills set together!

Whatever the new year brings, may there always be time for knitting,

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