Atlas Insider: Happy New Year!

By Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner
January 1, 2023

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  • I am wondering if you would consider making subscriptions for the digital editions of your field guide available for us poor mortals who live in far flung places like Australia?
    My previous attempt to subscribe was scuppered on posting distance and reliability issues which seem to have become a permanent feature.

    • I’m looking forward to a joyous and healthy New Year, filled with lots of knitting and knitting goals! Think: managed to make a record of 3 sweaters this year – can I maintain that record in 2023 or beat it? Or, reducing stash: managed to pair down 1 box of stash last year … will I be able to pare down another box in 2023 (as said box is much needed to stash said hand knitted sweaters!)?

      Thanks for letting us share!

      • Retirement. Maybe. Maybe not!

        • More SWEATER knitting!! Im finally back on the sweater wagon and really hope I stay there.

          More in the resolution department- *looking* at the todo lists I make in my bujo. And yes, I discovered your brand of books do work best for them.

        • Happy New Year to all who celebrate that holiday! I was assaulted on FB for wishing my friends Merry Christmas, so I amend posts now to those who celebrate. I’m going to start small this year and do a temperature scarf, less pressure. Since our temps in northern MN go from +95⁰ to -40⁰ I’m trying to decide how wide each temp needs to be. Any suggestions?

      • A new year with a new job that gives me more time for hobbies, exercise and volunteering!

    • In that vein- being able to buy individual patterns. I’m on a very limited income, & can’t spend it on patterns I don’t want

      • Moving to a new city, where our new house has a room I can devote entirely to knitting!

    • Kim, Australia is still giving us fits regarding delivery of physical products. The only way we’ve had any reliable luck is Priority Mail Express, which is just too expensive to ask people to pay (it’s $72 to send a pkg that weighs just a pound). Regarding digital subscriptions: it’s a long-in-the-works project that’s more complicated than anyone thought it would be, but hopefully 2023 is the year.The good news is that you can always buy a single copy digitally whenever you want!

      • I am looking forward to knitting, sewing and doing other creative stuff USING MY STASH of fabulous yarns, fabrics and other supplies.

      • Thanks for the insight into the digital subscriptions problems.

      • Thanks for the info. I wasn’t aware of that option. I will look more closely at your website.

    • I’m looking forward to finishing a quilt for my granddaughter, long bike rides with my husband on our tandem, and, of course, more knitting!

    • More time to make things and ways to stay organized!

    • Looking forward to an unplanned year of knitting. Basically, surprise myself with every project.

    • I am looking forward to a big shift, a change in my life this year. I’m not certain what it is yet but I look forward, with eager anticipation to learn what it will be.

  • Shakerag, bay-bee!

  • I’m looking forward to the 2023 Field Guides and 10% off yarn! Yay!

    • Looking forward to Shakerag and my new grand daughter arriving in April. Lots of little things to knit!

    • To continue on my journey of making mindful decisions and maybe, just maybe plot a path to retirement where that pesky full time job is no longer a hindrance to those FOs

  • I’m looking forward to using felicity Ford’s method of bullet journaling to track all my knitting projects — socks, hats, sweaters, inspiration, aspiration… To make it pop, I NEED your washi tape!

    • Thank you Purlaverse for mentioning the bullet journal. I just looked at her course description and I’m intrigued

    • I am looking forward to winning the lottery in 2023- so I can quit my job and knit all day- haha.

  • I am looking forward to a very productive year – lots of travel, golf, knitting and scrapbooking and of course family!

    • My son will be Bar Mitzvahed in 2023! Pretty much equal parts excited and overwhelmed, but most of all grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with everyone we love.

      • So good to get family together for happy occasions! Mazel tov!

  • I’m hoping for a happy and healthy new year knitting away on anything that catches my eye.

  • Allowing myself the freedom to set aside projects that are not working. Moving on to more satisfying ones, then returning to the unfinished items with a fresh perspective.

    • Each year I look forward to finding a knitting project present that has a useful purpose and is versatile enough to adapt for a plethora of friends, family and people who need a boost. With a growing list of these folks, it must also be doable in terms of time. Last year Lopi hats, this year Newfoundland mittens, for some a knitted sachet or leaf shaped facecloth, for others a pair of socks. There is always a new project to be found -the search has begun for Christmas ‘23! In the meantime, a few projects just for me with the goal of learning a new technique.

  • Getting a couple of sweaters completed!

    • Finishing WIPs! No, really, I mean it this time!!

    • I’m looking forward to all the inspiring ideas i never thought about until I read them in your daily and then I had to do them….yesterday!

  • Looking forward to it no longer being 2022- and god health for family and friends!

  • I’m looking forward to going to Europe this year, it will be my first time.

  • I am looking forward to getting rid of my current head cold, better health, and the opportunity to travel more in 2023.

  • After two Kiki marikos, a striped garter stitch shawl (blanket) and a color explosion wrap, I’m ready to knit some smaller projects, such as sweaters!

    • I look forward to just spending time with the ones I love.And knitting/ crafting!

  • Honestly? My son turning one in July. I can’t wait to stop spending hours of my day attached to a pump, lugging said pump to and from work, having to plan my time out of the house so carefully so I don’t go too long between pumping sessions, etc. He can switch to cow’s milk and I will get my body back.

    I mean, there are lots of other lovely things planned for 2023, but never having to pump again (second and last child)? That’s what I want most.

  • I’m looking forward to celebrating a more open and compassionate me in 2023.

  • Happy New Year! I am looking forward to working through my fiber (knitting, weaving, spinning) goals for the year. This is the first time I have ever set actual goals for fiber arts and I look forward to upping my game skills wise. My knitting goal is knit through, “Confident Knitting.”

  • I’m looking forward to a year of new knitting projects and the tips and tricks I get from MDK!

  • Retiring (fingers crossed) and shaking this bout of Covid (my first and hopefully last).

  • Hoping for a peaceful year. Looking forward to knitting more and more variety in my projects.

  • I would like to expand my knitting and crochet skills. Also hoping to go on a road trip this spring

  • I’m looking forward to really making a dent in my humongous stash!!

  • Looking forward to knitting more, learning more and trying new things in 2023.

  • My word for 2022 was START, and boy did I start a lot of projects. My word for 2023 is FINISH, and I got warmed up by finishing two hats yesterday! Happy new year, everyone ❣️

  • In this new year I will fill completely the journal that I started with great hope and big plans in 2020, then restarted in 2022. I’ve just laid out January and may have room for February – but with all of the thoughts in my head I may not.
    Without your inspiration, I don’t think that I would have been so completely devoted to this bound companion, my commonplace book, and keeper of many to-dos and have-dones.
    Happy, happy new year. xo

    • Nell our journals seem to be on the same timeline. Starting year three… maybe we are journaling by decade.

  • Happy New Year! I am looking forward to learning new things and finding joy when I succeed but also when I fail.

  • I am looking forward to completing several knitting and spinning WIPs, and spending more time with friends and family.

  • I want to actually finish a few WIPs this year. I currently have four sweaters that are more than halfway finished, and my plan is to actually complete one a month in January thru April.

  • Organizing and reducing my stash are on the top of my agenda.

  • Organization

  • I want to be motivated to not only begin projects but to finish them as well.

  • Looking forward to the unexpected joys that will come my way and delight me, whether large or small.

  • Here’s to a happy and healthy 2023 with lots of knitting , sweaters, socks, hats…….

  • Of course I’m looking forward to Knitting All The Things! Possibly writing all the things too, were I to win this giveaway

  • I subscribed to the field guides! That’s what I’m looking forward to

  • I am taking a leap of faith and building a home in a rural area that will take me back to my roots. By next autumn, I hope to be sitting on my porch overlooking the lake with knitting in hand.

  • Getting our greenhouse set up and the outdoor kitchen built. I dislike unfinished projects.

  • More knitting and using new (to me) techniques like Bohus knitting. I’m hoping we all have a healthier year too so traveling and seeing family isn’t so fraught with worry.

  • Mindful knitting! I’m going to try and not fall for the latest and greatest and knit what I have. ::side eyes the shipping notice from MDK at the end of 2022::

  • This will be the year I finally make a sweater. I will also improve my journaling. My current edition is so random, your suggestion of an index is fantastic!

  • I am looking forward to a year of improving health and seeing more of distant family. Organization is focus of fiber and craft and home.

  • I am looking forward to watching my grandsons grow, traveling, and completing more projects…those that have already been started and those yet to come.

  • I’m looking forward to having my new crafts room addition finished up so I’ve got plenty of room to do my thing!

  • Happy new day! My word for 2022 was “pause” and I think I have gotten a little better at living in the moment.
    I want to spend some time in the coming days and months pondering the concept of creativity.

  • A second try at growing vegetables in my garden

  • I’m so grateful to be part of the wonderful community of knitters that make up MDK and for the brilliance of the team and designers that work create such fun for us knitters. For Christmas, I bought myself 12 skeins of Atlas in the delicious bright blue color. I’ve never knit with it before and I can’t wait to get it on my needles! Happy 2023 Knitting all!

  • I’m looking forward to the journey that 2023 is going to be.

  • I’m very much looking forward to following through on developing my fiber arts studio practice. Just finished an inspiring 6 week “Emerging Artists Coaching Program” offered by the state’s Art Museum. Setting goals, timelines, and serious time blocking are part of what goes into honoring one’s artistic/creative pursuits. So that green Leuchtturm notebook is exactly what I‘ve been lusting after – pairing that with those great washi tape designs would put me on firm fiber-inspired footing for the great year ahead!! Thanks for all the joy MDK brings into the lives of so many!

  • I’m excited because my husband retired 12/30/22! Looking forward to 2023 – our first year of both being retired!!

  • Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to my travels to Brazil, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. Planning and then completing my knitting projects that will accompany my on my travels. Trying to whittle down my stash. Spending time with my grandchildren. They are growing so fast!!

  • I am looking forward to successfully completing my 2023 goal of knitting 100 hats! Already have one on the needles… Happy New Year to everyone

  • Oh, boy-o-boy! I’m looking forward to starting some new and finishing some in-progress projects!

  • Making better use of my time. As the years drift by, I am increasingly aware of the preciousness of my time! So I plan to spend more time with the grands, friends and distant family. More time being creative, which of course, includes knitting! And way less time on “shoulds”! Hello 2023!

  • I’m looking forward to a productive and busy year, knitting, quilting and visiting friends – oh and for my two boys’ weddings!

  • Getting things ready for the fair, land hopefully getting a ribbon for a sweater.

  • Living each and every day in a positive way

  • I’m looking forward to rebuilding my strength, energy, and sense of fun. Also a beach, a good book, knitting, and a cold beverage would not go amiss.

    • I am looking forward to traveling to Egypt, a country I have wanted to see for so long, our daughter’s wedding, and continued joy in learning new stitches and creating new knitted projects for my friends, family, and me! Finally going to get organized with a journal!

  • I am looking forward to designing my capstone project for the WEBS Expert Knitter Certification program. Recommendations for stitch dictionaries are welcome!

  • Looking forward to more time to knit and create and maybe even join in knocking out a sweater in February

  • I look forward every day to wake up to your emails. they are the bright way I start everyday…thank you and happy new year to all!!!

  • I’m looking forward to a new attitude. I’ve tried fleeing and fighting, now I’m going to give going with the flow a try, don’t worry, it WILL involve knitting

  • I’m looking forward to seeing my daughter… it’s been 2 years.

  • More road trips to see friends and family. Knitting with Atlas. Tending the flower gardens. Knitting. Expanding the vegetable garden. Knitting Long walks with hubby and the dog. Knitting. Golf league. Knitting. Return to the gym/pool after knee surgery. Oh yeah, and knitting. It’s going to be a quiet year.

  • I am looking forward……

  • More knitting!

  • Happy New Year!!! I’m looking forward to trying to learn new knitting skills and trying new patterns. Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Day!

  • I’ve been asked to lead a charity starting mid January to knit hats and blankets for foster children within a 300 mile radius and enclose a handwritten card with each one.

  • I’m looking forward to finishing a few projects when the inspiration hits…and starting others when the muse calls.

  • I’m working on my New Year Resolutions as we speak. So far I’ve got: grow delicata squash and zinnias in the garden: recover my knitting mojo; make Tumbler Quilt; get cuckoo clock repaired; recover from the rigors of menopause; walk tall, smile more.

    • Growing your own Delicata—brilliant!!! Wishing you well recovering your knitting mojo!!

  • I’m looking forward to organizing my craft of knitting a bit – giving careful consideration to types of yarn, patterns that give me joy, and keeping track of the whole process.

  • Traveling and knitting!

  • I am looking forward to finishing my doctorate so I can spend more time knitting!

  • Looking forward to facing my WIPS head on, and getting them done! Currently have three sweaters in project bags, eek!

  • for my daughter to be well

    • Here, here!

  • This year I am going to try and make (and finish) my first ever temperature blanket/shawl using Kaffe Fassett’s Garter Stripe Shawl and I will sit down this evening with needles and yarn and cast on. Wish me luck cause I tend to do better on finishing small project then large ones. 🙂

  • Happy Nee Year. Wishing health and happiness for all. I am looking forward to focusing more on makes of all sorts. More spinning (learn long draw!), more knitting with friends (in person!), more weaving, more FOs, more dye experiments from the garden and forest. I love everything about fiber arts and can’t get enough.

  • I’m looking forward to knitting through the mountain of yarn I bought on an amazing adventure to Shetland this year!

  • Looking forward to variety and change. Seeing my sister for the first time in three years, in less than two weeks now! Travelling safely again (a hope). Playing with my cats and laughing at their love of it. Joining others. New books, new yarn, new music

  • I’m looking forward to finishing graduate school in 2023, which will allow me to spend much more meaningful time with my family, friends, and hobbies.

  • I am looking forward to becoming a grandmother for the first time this year! I can’t wait and I have started knitting for the baby already!

  • Happy New Year all!
    This year I hope to winnow through some of the accumulations of things like clothes I no longer wear and books that will be read by others so that my carefully curated yarn collection can be better appreciated.

  • Time!

  • Looking forward to more helpful journaling about my projects and seeing them to completion!!

  • Looking forward to peace in Ukraine and the January 6 commission seeing justice done as the result of their enormous efforts to expose the truth: that the 45th president of the United States tried to over throw our democracy.

  • I’m looking forward to my new job!

  • I’m looking to: drink coffee daily, finish my current WiPs, enjoy my upcoming knitting retreat [see previous goal], and be as wonderful to my SU as they are to me.

  • Knit every day – for another year 🙂

  • Looking forward to lots of knitting, baking, quilting, and to trying washi tape!

  • Looking forward to good health…that’s all that really, really matters.

  • Looking forward to a less turbulent year. Knitting from a bountiful stash, peace and good health.

  • Travelling a bit this year.

  • I finally decided to retire this year, end of March will be my last day of work, YAY!

  • I’m looking forward to my last year of working full time. Retirement is around the corner and then I can knit and work on other creative projects full time!

  • Son number one’s wedding and son number two’s graduation. Going to be a busy spring.

  • Happy New Year! My first plan (which will begin today) involves crocheting (mainly because I’m faster at that) and I’ll be starting a mile-a-minute afghan for my husband using as many of the not-enough-to-do-anything-else yarns that I have in my stash. He’s not fussy over colour so it can be as garish as it ends up being! 2023 will also be the year that my family will all get a pair of knitted socks and some felted slippers. Mixed in with that will be some knitting for my 4 grandies – probably sweaters for each one and perhaps a hat and mittens.

  • Rock on 2023. Looking forward to a family vacation in 2023 to TN. Grandson is participating in a baseball tournament. Sidetrip to MDK?

  • I’m highly looking forward to stretching and developing my creative muscles in multiple parts of my life, knitting/fiber arts included!

  • I moved and I’m hoping to make some new knitting friends here.

  • Well…. I would still like to make a bigger dent in my stash. There are beautiful yarns in that closet that deserve to be beautiful projects.

  • I’m looking forward to too many things to count

  • Busting my stash! As if.

  • I’m looking forward to enjoying my new space and finishing off some projects and starting new ones.

  • Looking forward to using the leftovers of Felted tweed from my 2022 Temperature Blanket to make a Fairisle cardigan. I completed the Temperature Blanket last night

  • I am looking forward to 2 KALs with a friend—- the joy of knitting them and the companionship it affords us as well as the finished products!

  • I’m looking to more live time with friends and to working down my stash a bit!

  • A kinder, gentler, more honest and authentic world? Is that too much to ask for?

  • I just retired and am looking forward to doing more of what I enjoy, and new things, too

  • Glad to be in 2023. 2022 was such a miserable year anything will be better. Lots of knitting of course.

  • I am looking forward to enjoying retirement! I retired in the fall but I am still planning everything I want to do.

  • Looking forward to being more intentional. About my time, my health, my relationships.

  • I just bought a couple of sweaters, some assembly required, on sale and belatedly remembered that I had done the same last year and the year before; there are a lot of unassembled sweaters in my stash closet. I look forward to a lot of sweater knitting with a resolution of knitting what I have before buying more.

  • 2023 Knitting all the things!

  • Looking forward to — making more socks! This year’s investigation is interesting patterns with solid colors.

  • Cheering my alma mater on at Head of the Charles while wearing a sweater started in 2023.

  • Creativity taking center stage in my life.

  • Making more time for self care.

  • Lots of time to knit!

  • More knitting and more camping with my knitting! Maybe even knitting on the deck in the spring-more knitting and being outside seem to be my 2023 goals.

  • Looking forward to making ‘crafting with other people’ a regular thing.

  • I’m looking forward to my last year of full time work and more time for me and my family. More exercise, more travel, more fun and always more knitting.

  • I’m looking forward to living in the moment, breathing fresh air, cooking keto, and knitting whatever strikes my fancy. We only get one 2023. Let’s make it count!

  • The continued love and support of my wonderful friends, neighbors, and family! It means so much!

  • Looking forward to deciding what sweater to make next.

  • More knitting for myself, more fun, less living in high-pandemic mode (now that the grandbaby is vaccinated), less worrying about things I have no control over. Hoping to find a more relaxed version of myself.

  • Looking forward to knitting a baby blanket for one of my knitting friends who’s expecting!

  • Looking forward to what 2023 will bring. Good health, happiness and family time and, of course, knitting!

  • I am going to knit socks this year until everyone in my little world has a pair or until I learn to like it, whichever comes first, and if I win the BuJo I will use it to track my progress. And I will probably write lots of words in it that are not fit to publish. Happy new year, everyone.

  • I just laid the groundwork for my new knitting journal yesterday with great glee as my previous one was already formatted and worked against me not for me. Bring on the special washi tape! My goals for this year are to knit for the sheer joy of it. I made four large blankets for family last year and have no desire to crank out massive projects on a deadline this year. I want to reassess my impulse-buy stash of single fingering skeins (what was I thinking!) and work that puppy down by creating beautiful but useful things (Midwest roots – everything has to be useful!). Wish me luck!

  • Looking forward to giving up self-criticism and being more gentle with myself.

  • Looking forward to my daughter’s wedding in July. Lots to do between now and then, but it’ll be a fun time.

  • New grandbabies, time with all the grandchildren, a bit of travel, and many knitting adventures.

  • I’m planning for a year of contentment, joy, and giving

  • Happy New Year. I am so looking forward to finishing many of my WIPs so I can tackle some new projects! Hoping to knit a top down sweater for myself this year .

  • Looking forward to a new year and new goals: it’s a fresh start!

  • Looking forward to more travel and of course new knitting patterns and yarn!

  • I’m looking forward to traveling (to the kids in Connecticut, Hawaii, Panama) and also coming home.

  • I am going to organize my yarn and needle collection . . . both of which are far larger than I thought they were. Found out when moving for the third time in four years. I’m in my forever home now, and I have a “box room” bedroom where I can keep my stash on display. Heaven!

    Happy New Year to everyone!

  • I am looking forward to 4 trips, all to tropical places, all involving SCUBA diving. I’d love to chronicle my adventures in a lovely journal (as well as my knitting)

  • Wearing my Grace Notes and Fancy Beanie to VKL where I have a class with Joji. Yes I have to finish them first!

  • My word for 2023 in “Intention.” It will extend to my charity knitting, my craft fair knitting and my personal knitting. A sure intention is to end the year with less stash than I am beginning with!

  • I’m just looking forward to every little thing of every day.

  • I have 2 granddaughters, both age two. I would like to present them each with two stuffed bunnies and a wardrobe full of clothes. I like knitting fiddly stuff.Too many good patterns to choose from

  • This year I will be journaling about my knitting. I’ve never been a journal writer but am off to a great start with over a week behind me, colored in colorwork charts, a yarn combo that did not work, bits of the yarn I bought yesterday and cast on. I’m hoping a record of needle size and how the swatch and eventually sweater changed with blocking will inform future projects. Happy New Year MDK family!

  • Reading and soaking up Michele Obama’s new book. She has outdone herself again!! I want to borrow some tools from her toolkit and add some of my own. The Go Small idea is a no-brainer. Knitting. As she now does and talks about. My one word for the year: Shine.

  • Family, friends, Knitting, and an improvement in world events.

  • My first child will be born in July! I’m excited

  • I moved to Wisconsin this year and I am looking forward to beefing up my collection of cold-weather clothing. I knitted a sweater this summer, plus about 6 pairs of wool socks. Would like at least one more sweater and some heavy duty mittens.

  • I hope to feel healthier this year, and be able to get more done.

  • More travel. More knitting of complicated patterns-it seems as if all my knitting is very simple so I can take it anywhere without a chart. More weaving. More sitting with a cuppa and reading.

  • Having just celebrated my 81st birthday on Christmas Eve, I have learned that family and their and my good health is the most important thing to look forward to and do what each of us can to be sure we take care of ourselves and the ones we love. Wishing all your staff and knitters a Happy, Healthy New Year.

  • I’m looking forward to finishing my first mitered square leftovers blanket this year. I was looking back through photos on my phone and I have pictures from 2020 of this project. It traveled with me until it got to big to travel. Then it sat in one spot waiting for me to be home to give it some love. Finally after languishing for several months with all ends woven in, I found the perfect color for framing the whole project. We are gloriously finishing the framing while enjoying the warmth of said blanket. It will finally be complete in 2023.

  • Travel!

  • Disneyland! We are going for our anniversary. Just us, no kids or grandkids. Haven’t been there for probably 30 years.

  • I’m looking forward to a healthy 2023. Our family had some health issues in 2023. Now I hope we can look forward to traveling and spending more time with family.

  • Finish my WIP’s. Learn to knit socks – I’ve been saying that for years! Start a temperature blanket.I can’t list too many of my thoughts or I will not finish a one

  • I’m looking forward to more knitting. This year I want to knit down my stash a bit. I have yarn I got for specifics projects, but I haven’t knit those projects, yet. Also, more reading! I read 308 books in 2022. I want to see if I can keep it up.

  • Cleaning out my stash.

  • I’m looking forward to less stress and more acceptance in 2023. Also, I’d like to organize my clothes so I can figure out if I really do need a striped cardigan (I think I do).

  • I just want fewer crisis than last year – personal and world-wide.

  • Looking forward to good health for my entire family and friends. And lots of knitting time with our fabulous group of women knitters in Southern Maryland.

  • Looking forward to knitting my first sweater! And finishing my beautiful Color Explosion Throw!

  • Lots of travel and lots of knitting!

  • The way I skidded to the end of this year . . . This is the very first time thinking about what to look forward to for 2023! Hopefully a new job, continued progress for my kids, work on the house, AND running alongside/under/within/throughout will be knitting and crochet to keep my sanity 🙂

  • I’m newly retired- so simultaneously excited and trepidatious.

  • Fresh start and knitting more sweaters, learning new techniques especially stranded knitting and color wheel help with color choices.

  • A new year, in general. Specifically, more time with my loved ones, and a renewed energy for knitting. And always, more MDK!

  • Truthfully I expect 3 close family members will die of cancer in the next 12 months, but that sure leaves the year wide open for better things. Right now I’m knitting a plain red hat out of vintage wool from the 1950’s. It’s wonderful.

  • Finishing some projects and maybe knitting socks for the first time.

  • Looking forward to having time for reflection and discernment. 2022 was a crazy crazy mixed up year, even more so than the “COVID Years.” Every day was an exercise in getting through the day and (hopefully) completing the things that screamed the loudest.

  • I’d like both of my grown sons to feel much love in 2023.

  • Looking forward to a year filled with joy and knitting!

  • I am looking forward to a long delayed trip with my son to Korea and Japan

  • Looking forward to…one day at a time

    Happy new year and thanks so much to all of you!

  • I’m looking forward to making more art from a free perspective.

  • Less screen time, more creative endeavors.

  • So looking forward to my MDK packages in 2023! Field Guides, yay!! Plus, I just splurged on MDK’s new riff on Amy Christoffers’ Albers shawl. This will be a gift for a friend who just retired after 42 years at the MFA, ending as Creative Director. My friend loves warm oranges and reds, I love blue-greens. These colors are strutting their stuff in Ann Shayne’s brilliant version, “Watercolor”. I added some additional warm colors and plan to make it a real modern statement on color and design — perfect for someone who just retired from a lifetime of those considerations. Can’t wait to play!!

  • Looking forward to a new year without arm muscle problems. It has been good to finally finish 2020 projects during 2022. I have SO many new ideas that i want to try.

  • Spending lots of time with our Grandchildren.

  • I’m looking forward to more knitting in 2023 – I didn’t do as much in 2022 as I wanted!

  • Finishing the sweater I meant to finish in 2022!

  • I am looking forward to a vacation in Mt. Ranier and North Cascades National Parks, more photography, bird watching and knitting/weaving/crocheting to bust my yarn stash.

  • Gratitude, always and compassion – the world needs all of us to care for our space.

  • I have a brand new spinning wheel and I’m looking forward to learning how to use it, hopefully up at the farm with all the sheep, where I bought it.

  • The peace knitting brings, along with doing more and learning more!

  • 2023 Looking forward to some big changes, improved health, and more balance.

  • I am looking forward to spending more time knitting on a regular basis in the upcoming year. This past year has been so busy and I have had to just pick up my knitting when there has been extra time. 2023 is the year for more knitting time!

  • Knitting more of my stash! Thinning my stash and maybe trading/giving it to others. Plus I need to get off of my behind and move more. (Of course that’s not conducive to knitting -darn it) LOL

  • Finishing the five blankets I bought yarn for in 2022, three of which I’ve started.

  • 365 brand new days!!!

  • I don’t have anything specific that I’m looking forward to in the next year … no milestone birthdays, no big events planned … I’m just going to go on with love and optimism, and let in whatever magic finds me. <3 And knit a lot, of course.

  • I’m looking forward to a few important projects now that gift knitting season is over. I plan to FINALLY make the Quatro wrap, making my very first sweater (even though I’ve been knitting for over 15 years I’ve never had the confidence to knit a sweater) and learning how to spin my own yarn at a local yarn shop! And all of these projects are for me! I love knitting for others but let’s face it, January knitting is the most peaceful knitting!

  • Gosh, I’m looking forward to more time spinning this year. It kind of fell off my radar in 2022. I’d also like to use my handspun right away!

  • Doing more natural yarn dyeing. Knitting socks on magic loop for the first time. Knitting more sweaters. Working through my Alabama Chanin embroidery book. Not necessarily in that order.

  • Visiting friends in Europe. Countries are opening up again!

  • I’m excited about all the sweaters I’m going to make! In addition to new projects, I’ve set a goal to revisit every project in hibernation and determine its destiny. And MDK will brighten each day with your letters and posts!

  • Travel-friends have recently moved to Switzerland. Knitting. 365 days of MDK emails. Getting back in shape after last year’s hip replacement. Putting the house back in order after the full house rip and replace window project.

  • Looking forward to being a free agent in 2023!

  • I subscribed to the Field Guides, so I’m looking forward to getting each one as it comes out

  • Spinning a yarn that I like and knitting something that I like from it.

  • More solitude!

  • I am looking forward to more knitting and crocheting, as always!

  • I look forward to “collaborating” when I knit special knits for people. The article by Quinn Piper was so freeing. What a wonderful yet simple concept!

  • I plan to make a cardigan type jacket with leaf pattern in brioche stitch. I really enjoy brioche stitch and I really like the pattern.

  • I’m looking forward to a Pile O Knitted Projects….hopefully the stack swaying and teetering above my head by NYE 2023!

  • I am looking forward to learning a new city, as we are moving in 2023.

  • I am looking forward to spend more time making garments for myself in 2023.

  • I’m looking forward to weaving with my new/used Ashford loom. Trying new yarns & expanding my knitting skills. Happy New Year to everyone.

  • Gardening! And specifically, I’m looking forward to setting up two new raised garden beds in the Spring 🙂

  • I look forward to making time to learn watercolor and Hebrew, more knitting (socks!) and visible mending! Not sure how I will fit all this around my full time job but will try, Happy New Year to all!,,

  • Looking forward to cleaning up a lot of UFOs!

  • Looking forward towards possible retirement or at least working less, and knitting, spinning, weaving etc more! Also finishing some of my many UFOs. And my morning coffee with MDK.

  • Making myself a priority and more balance between work and home

  • I’m looking forward to a year spent more engaged…in knitting, reading, teaching, bullet journaling, and less distracted by social media, stress, etc.

  • Making stashing down a priority.

  • Finishing Nordic Wind shawl before it’s too hot to wear it. Earning my private pilot’s license.

  • I’ve been traveling for the past 8 months and I look forward to going home in March! I’ll get to see my yarn stash again!!

  • Learning new things. I’ve made a list of new knitting techniques to try bought a quartet for my cricket loom to learn some 4 shaft weaving.

  • Looking forward to starting my boho. I tried last year but just couldn’t make myself feel involved in it. I did bette4 preplanning for it this year and on day 2 (lol) I still on a roll!

    • Make that Bojo (bullet journal)

  • I’m looking forward to more travel now that things are opening up again. Which means travel knitting…yay!

  • Looking forward to embroidery on knitting, knitting Cardigan sweaters, and learning new techniques!

  • I’m looking forward to reading new books, knitting new patterns, deepening a new friendship, and having new adventures. I’m looking forward to learning new things, rediscovering things I love, and finding moments of wonder amidst the everyday.

  • I have 11 virtual WIPS: yarn and pattern purchased not yet cast on. My plan for 2023 is to get that number down. I want to complete all those projects!!!

  • I am hoping to do more stash diving. More social involvement, volunteering, more nature, more people, more travel.

  • Endless knitting in January. I have a ton of WIP I can’t wait to see finished.

  • I’m looking forward to continued good health after beating cancer, and lots more time to knit.

  • I am looking forward to year of great knitting, naturally! Happy New Year

  • I’m looking to using my yarn stash. So many projects I want to do and not enough time.

  • I’m simply hoping for a calmer year.

  • so looking forward to LAUGHING MORE!

  • I am looking forward to more time to knit! So many ideas…

  • I’m looking forward to more time for crafting and connecting with other crafters.

  • Not knitting related – though there will always be knitting! – I’m looking forward to my first post-pandemic air travel, to sing with my church choir in cathedrals in England. It will be our 6th tour together, originally scheduled for summer 2020 but postponed for obvious reasons to summer 2023.

  • In 2023, I want to gift yarn from my stash for the underserved crafters who shop the local thrift shop, and knit more lapghans for homebound seniors in my county.

  • Looking forward to a little more regularly scheduled programming. One can hope.

  • Usually I start the year with an inkling of a feeling deep within that will be my focus for the year. But this year has begun surprisingly quiet. Busy but very quiet. And it has been nice. So perhaps my hope for this year is creativity that is quiet and constant and nourishing, as opposed to the sometimes manic creativity that often visits me!

    Love your stuff and can’t wait to knit with Atlas this year. My resolution is to wear long dangly sparkly earrings often and to knit more!

  • I am looking forward to another round of the things that made my 2022 so enjoyable, with a few new twists added in. For example, I got a new bread cookbook – so more no-knead bread, but in a wider variety!

  • I’m looking forward to a trip to Israel and Egypt—cannot wait!

  • Am looking forward to knitting another Cat Bordhi design: a vest in my own homespun and dyed merino/mint fiber 3-ply sport wt. yarn.

  • Just to get some projects finished! I have several WIP and I need to get them finished. Plus, I get to teach my soon-to-be 10 year old granddaughter how to knit and crochet! At her request.

  • Spending more time outdoors exploring, hiking etc and more time indoors knitting!!

  • My first full year of retirement knitting! It will probably be the same (volume, challenge level, variety etc.) as before but with less guilt and subterfuge—don’t have to hide the knitting below the Zoom camera.

  • Grandbabies! Spending time with the one I’ve got and hoping for another!!

  • I’m looking forward to leaving my job and finding something new! Maybe it will mean I have more time for knitting.

  • I am looking forward to learning new techniques with new yarns I have not tried before.

  • 2023 is my sweater year. I finished The Library Sweater at the end of 2022. Because I still hadn’t figured out to start with correct size, it was too big but I shrank it in the dryer and now it’s thick, soft, and perfect. My next venture was a test knit. I started with the correct size but accidentally used superwash wool so it grew slightly. Still, it’s thick and soft and I love it. Now I’ve started Andrea Mowry’s Big Cozy Cardi where fit won’t be a big problem and I’ve started swatching for the next project using some handspun (not by me) yarn of a black Shetland sheep fleece I bought. I want a very simple V-neck that shows off the wool but I’m having a hard time finding just the right pattern—it was a very small sheep so I don’t have much yarn. I bought some white yarn to go with it so could add to it with colorwork but I’d really like the pure black (dark brown really) by itself.

  • During the height of the pandemic, my brain couldn’t focus enough to read books, but I’ve snapped out of it. I’m looking forward to doing lots of reading in 2023. Well, and lots of knitting, of course.

  • recovery – not knitting related, but an accident resulted in 2 surgeries but I’m now on the road to recovery so 2023 will be back to norm!! RENEWAL

  • I am looking forward to spending time with my knit group, they always inspire and amuse me. And of course, using some of the lovely yarns in my stash.

  • I’m looking forward to spending time with my family!

  • Learning new knitting techniques and playing more golf!

  • Working through my stash. For real this time!

  • In the knitting world I’m looking forward to what I always learn ok forward to: finishing!

  • I’m looking forward to getting my craft room organized. I find it hard to be creative in an untidy space so having everything put away in a beautiful and organized system will be wonderful.

  • Keeping my knitting room organized (as it gets messed up when commissions and gifting get overloaded) keep my stress down and prioritize my health, my family and faith. All whilst staying focused on the present and staying true to who I really am.

  • I’m looking forward to be inspired and energized:)

  • 2023. Means more knitting, more knitting at the beach! Trying new things patterns, new stitches. Hopefully working some events at the Global Headquarters. More baby sitting. Working with contractors to get our house back in order after a fire, smoke damage. And possibly retiring at the end of the year, closer to 2024.

  • I look forward to trying all of your new yarn!

  • I’m looking forward to more travel (and more knitting on the plane)!

  • I’m looking forward to retiring later this year and really excited about the additional knitting, sewing, crocheting and quilting time I will have!

  • In 2023, on the happier side of things, there is my cousin’s wedding to look forward to, and various knitting goals I have—several are long term projects, one of which is going to be a serious test of my knitting skills, and abilities to research and write about knitting.

  • As today is my Birthday I always get to start each year at an age I’ve never been before. This time it the absolutely ridiculously unbelievable 80. From experience I know that resolutions and plans have slim chance of happening, so I’ll just shoot for continued good health, knitting whatever I want to knit and enjoying each day with gratitude.

  • I’m looking forward to meeting my first grandchild soon — due date is January 28th. I’ve already knitted a hoodie sweater and crocheted a baby blanket. Knitted a Bodhi Leaf Washcloth and plan to make more to bathe the little one. Still need to knit some booties. So excited!!

  • I’m looking forward to spring!

  • Looking forward to creating a projects journal.

  • Crabboil in February, Tampa in April for Frozen Four and melting of abundance of snow from already too long a winter. My tree is still up and lit to bring me joy.

  • Happy new year!! I’m moving in 3023, so I’m looking forward to a fresh start!

  • I loved the piece on collaborative gift knitting and made sweaters for my sister and niece for Christmas. I enjoyed it so much that I took orders for 6 more sweaters for Christmas 2023 for various siblings and nieces and nephews! So looking forward to all that knitting!

  • I’m looking forward to finishing a number of leftover projects — so I can start new ones.

  • Looking forward to knitting for me! Finishing up several WIPS.

  • I am looking forward to improving my knitting skills and adding to my stash. It will be fun!

  • Looking forward to finishing 2 WIP, and starting some new projects I’ve had my eye on, in particular the Grace Notes pullover.

  • So many things to look forward to in 2023! Visits with those long distance grandbabies, son’s wilderness wedding, niece’s big family reunion wedding, maybe some pleasure travel, restarting my gratitude journal….2023 is full of possibilities! The trick will be to say “yes!” when opportunities arise.

  • Getting my stash organized, using it or ditching it, and living a kind, thoughtful, less stressed life.

  • Reading, knitting and hiking up the mountain.

  • Quinn Piper’s “The Gift of Collaboration” really resonated with me. I’m going to take some time and knit myself a few things. And then begin the practice of actually asking the future recepient I plan to knit for, IF they actually want the item.

  • I’m looking forward to finishing 2 wips that have languished in their project bags!

  • I’m looking forward to a lot more knitting in 2023, as I retired last fall. Now that Christmas is over, I am focusing on all my knitting projects for my new granddaughter due in March. And after that, I am looking forward to exploring some new skills and time to knit more for me

  • I am launching a new career after raising my boys and attending graduate school. It is daunting but bursting with possibilities. I am embracing this period of growth in my life and knitting a ton to keep myself relaxed and balanced.

  • Looking forward to crafting with friends, starting my first color work sweater and a year of more connection and more joy

  • I’m looking forward to more travel! Visits to grand children and other family, a river cruise in Europe, Southern Cal with those grand kids, folk dance camp-and each trip is an amazing opportunity to knit in new surroundings!

  • Loosing weight – as in destashing!

  • Fresh start, new knitting projects, world peace.

  • Finishing my WIPs!

  • Looking for more sunshine and more time with friends.

  • I am looking forward to my 30th anniversary with my husband. We are doing a two week road trip driving to the Grand Canyon and sightseeing along the way wherever our hearts take us.

  • I’m looking forward to watching our new puppy grow. Just this week she made the fascinating discovery of toilet paper.

  • I am going to finish my novel! Though I haven’t found a good way
    to make writing and knitting work together, so if anyone has great tips…

  • Looking forward to finishing FOUR halfway-complete (or more) sweaters currently on my needles!!

  • I’m looking forward to seeing what surprises 2023 has in store for me. I’m hoping to buy a house this coming summer, if it works. I’m also looking forward to seeing my kids grow and change and pick out summer activities. I do a lot of knitting while waiting for them at practices, games, and other activities.

  • Looking forward to continuing to knit with friends and learn new techniques.

  • I hope to find some yarn to knit the Pressed Flower Shawl for my sister. She will be retiring from many years of teaching first and second graders. Im also looking forward to planting my garden in the spring.

  • I love a new year! 365 new pages to fill. And a new granddaughter to love. I say it every year but I think this one is going to be the best one yet!

  • More socks and sweater #5! So much of the fun for me is in the planning and researching which pattern, what yarn and then the colors! Maybe this is the year I’ll try Atlas yarn.

  • I am looking forward to a year with more knitting! My puppy is finally a bit more grown up so now maybe I can take out knitting without having to fight him for the yarn. 🙂

  • Learning something new. The knitting I have planned.

  • I’m looking forward to leaving the mad world of real estate behind as we close on our new home this coming week. After the furniture arrives and we start to settle in I get to pull my stash out of storage and prepare for a year of knitting, spinning, and making art!

  • I’m looking forward to more knitting time after I retire later in 2023.

  • I am looking forward to more organized new year!

  • I am looking forward to having fewer irons in the fire this year.

    • I’m looking forward to resuming bullet journaling. I stopped in May 2022, as my daily bullet points consisted of: a) spin polworth/silk sweater yarn, b) quilt leafy section of night-paths quilt, c) knit Ev’s socks, d) knit Steve’s hat, e) bind wall-hanging quilt, f) repaint dining room walls, etc, etc., but the pile of UFOs didn’t seem to get smaller. BUT, since stopping bullet journaling, NOTHING has moved along. I need to get back in track, even at snail’s pace, and resuming bullet journaling will help.

  • Looking forward to spending September in Paris and using that inspiration for all of my creative activities. I will have plenty of time to soak it all in. I’m also looking forward to receiving the 2023 Field Guides, as I subscribed last month!

  • In 2023 I’m planning to leave a corporate job that I don’t love so that I can start my own business in a field that I do love!

  • Using my growing stash of yarn to knit for charity.

  • I want to get to know Me: what do I like, love, need, enjoy or don’t.

  • Love my journal! But it’s getting full…

    • …oh and I plan to learn to count, sigh

  • I’ve changed positions at work and will be learning lots of new things! I’m also still sad to lose the job I’ve done for 27 years. Adapt and move along! There’s really no option but to keep moving. In knitting, I want to finish some works in progress, especially the socks I started!

  • I’m looking forward to resuming bullet journaling. I stopped in May 2022, but need the daily pokes to: a) spin polworth/silk sweater yarn, b) knit Ev’s socks, c) knit Steve’s hat, d) repaint dining room walls, e) free-motion quilt floral section of night-paths quilt, f) card matted corriedale fiber, g) spin carded corriedale fiber, etc, etc, to keep me moving forward, even if at snail’s pace.

  • First, I want you to know that I look forward to this fabulous newsletter every week. My Saturday morning ritual involves the quiet indulgence of reading every word!! This year, I plan to delve into Icelandic knitting, while reading a companion book that promises to be a love letter to Icelandic knitting. ONce that’s done, I plan to make at least a dozen pairs of mittens for Christmas presents.

  • Getting done with Joint Commission, launching eldest into college and regaining brain space for actual fun.

  • I’m looking forward to finally finishing my very first sweater! Thanks to MDK for the inspiration 🙂

  • I’m looking forward to knitting 12 sweaters. That was my goal in 2012. Didn’t quite make it.

  • My husband is going to retire this spring (I’m already retired) and I’m hoping we can do more traveling this year. I love to knit when traveling whether it’s a road trip or by plane. Or train!

  • Looking forward to spending time with my son in Arizona this year!

  • Looking forward to my first MDK FIELD GUIDE

  • I’m looking forward to opportunities to learn new things, meet new people, and see where life leads.

  • I am looking forward to being content with where I am. That sounds illogical but really is not. I am looking forward to lowering my carbon footprint farther, using, mending, repurposing what I have and knitting down my stash. If I can use some of my stash-busting to keep others in need warm, so much the better.

  • I am looking forward to knitting up the souvenir hand dyed fingering yarns I bought on a recent nostalgic trip to my husband’s hometown of Faekingham UK. Four skeins of dreamy possibilities. Sigh.

  • I’m looking forward to taking up needlepoint!

  • I’m looking forward to traveling with my Honey in our brand new, used converted camper van. Wondering what the first item that I knit in it will be . . .

  • Relaxing and knitting more. I have many sweater quantities I really am excited to knit. I am also looking forward to doing a little more knitting travel.

  • I am looking forward to making the “Amber Leafy Coat.” It is a brioche pattern that I have had a difficult time getting the full directions for. I finally got the full directions but will need a magnifying glass to read them. I have the yarn and cannot wait to get started.

  • Looking forward to more knitting 🙂

  • Knitting 12 cowls.

  • I am looking forward to the birth of my second grandson and boy knits for the new year. Our grandsons will be 7 months apart.

  • I am looking for a top-down, cardigan.

  • I’m a beginner and apparently very picky, looking forward to many delightful projects in 2023. I have amazing yarn from dancing leaf and disliked the easy shawl pattern that I ripped out. The hunt is on!

  • My son will be returning from two years in Peru in October so that’s what we’re all looking forward to the most.

  • Completing a knitted sweater for myself (of all de noive!). I’ve been knitting forever for others, and now it’s my turn. And since I’m 55 pounds lighter (and still going), that means less wool to buy and stitches to knit.

  • I am looking for a top-down, cardigan that is DK weight. I live in the desert southwest and don’t wear heavy winter clothing much. Thanks. I love the Brioche Cowl!

  • What I’m looking forward to in 2023:
    My guilty pleasure is “Emily in Paris” on Netflix. It has inspired me to slooooow down. Work more smartly so I can knit more. The French concept of not working on the weekends feels soo healthy to me.

  • A new year is always a WIP and stash busting resolution, but 2023 will be a sock drawer refresh year for me!

  • I’m looking forward to teaching knitting and learning from other knitters!

  • I’m looking at finishing my masters degree.

  • Looking forward to finishing A LOT of WIPs and tackling my stash with new projects! One of my top goals is to finishmy Daytripper Bang Out a Sweater from February 2022 before a new temptation comes out in February 2023!

  • I would have to say I’m looking forward to ‘possibilities’ for 2023 — aside from COVID, I’ve not really allowed myself to be open to a number of possibilities the past few years for various reasons.

  • I’m looking forward to retirement and completing my first sweater!

  • Knitting my Kiki Mariko rug! Having a cast on party with 3 friends this afternoon.

  • Downsizing and new learning adventures!

  • Planning and accomplishing home improvement projects! And of course, knitting!

  • I’m really looking to engage in finishing all the things I’ve started, so I may try to make it a point to limit how many cast on projects I have at one time. I shall strive to finish loving one project before falling in love with the next.

  • Starting a new online class – sketching.

  • Looking forward to knitting pleasure not pressure. The pressure (self-induced!) comes at the 2/3 finished mark–when I feel so compelled to finish that I lose the original casting-on joy. Going to work on that with my first sweater of 2023. Taking a pleasure cruise to sleeve island rather than feeling ship-wrecked.

  • Patterns and yarn have caught me with their Siren’s song in the past. My look forward is to start (and finish) enough of what I loved and acquired the past few years that I can treat myself to something new.

  • For the first time in…at least five, probably more, years, I actually feel excited about a new year. And not just in a “thank God last year’s over” way, but in a “I think this will be a good year” way. At least three people have told me to go knock wood, but the feeling endures. So this year I’m looking forwards to keeping that sense of optimism up and hopefully finding out all the ways the year will be good.

  • I’m knitting a cardigan for myself full of cables in the most perfect yellow.

  • Friends and I shared the pleasure of knitting Advent socks in December: 24 stripes of lovely colour. This deliberate daily knitting routine convinced me of the power of knitting as a practice equivalent to meditation. As I look ahead at 2023, I hope to experience that knitting serenity as often as possible!

  • For 2023 I am looking forward to not having to work 70 hour weeks during prime knitting season, aka Tax Season. After 35 years, I’m selling my practice and working part time thru April 15. 😀

  • I’m looking forward to personal growth! Putting in the work to be a better person is hard, but I’m feeling more like the me I want to be than ever.

  • A small house with a lot of windows, and a room of my own for my books and art supplies and of course my stash.

  • I’m looking forward to organizing my projects so I can work on them several at a time–for example, the first project in the morning on Monday, and the second project Tuesday night.

  • I am looking forward to knitting with stash yarn in 2023!

  • I am looking forward to having a creative knitting year. By the way, could you please stop the subscription list in the middle of our writing this? It’s quite annoying.

  • I am looking forward to a no surgery year for my husband and to many hours of knitting for me.

  • I am looking forward to traveling once again in 2023. And, knitting and crocheting daily

  • Looking forward to growing edible and ornamental plants together in my garden and at my allotment, after being given Alys Fowler’s beautiful and inspiring Eat What You Grow for Christmas.

  • I am looking forward to finishing WIPs clearing the slate for a slew of yet to begin WIPs! Plus, on a personal note, my son’s engagement and the marriage of my best (knitting and otherwise) pal’s daughter’s wedding.

  • I am looking forward to upping my knitting game by joining a knitting group. Also get started on some wee beanies now that my grandson has arrived.

  • I am looking forward to a calm and peaceful year, partially dominated by my wish to knit or have some knitting activity every day. I count looking and thinking about future projects as a knitting activity that counts for my daily practice. I am planning on my knitting skills expanding but most of all, I am looking to my knitting this year to bring a sense of peace and accomplishment after a difficult cancer/covid year.

  • The Arne and Carlos Field Guide!

  • I’m looking forward to doing more knitting, sewing, spinning, and journaling this year than I did last year; to seeing our eldest graduate high school and start college (!); to hitting a big professional milestone/bucket list goal; and hopefully to winning some of that sweet washi tape.

  • I’m looking forward to getting my knitting mojo back. It got lost somewhere among Covid, wildfires and politics. My cat still manages to find a hidden ball now & then & brings encouragement as she carries the ball in her mouth down the stairs & to my lap.

  • New season of All Creatures Great and Small!

  • Peace, quiet, and more time for knitting!

  • I’m looking forward to my first out-of-country vacation in April to my numero uno bucket-list locale!

  • 2023 I would love to make myself a sweater, first time something for me. I just started a baby blanket for my 7th great-grandchild, which is due 7/11 this year. Then comes something I believe more challenging. I am looking forward to knitting, and of course more knitting this year.

  • I am looking forward to getting my knitting mojo back. I have been knitting for many years, worked at yarns shops equally as long, and taught knitting classes. Who knew that my inspiration would peter out during Covid? I’m excited to get back to it!!

  • Definitely using up some of my stash!

  • What am I looking forward to? My first grandchild!! He’ll be here in June, so all the tiny warm things will be knitted in 6 to 12 months size.

  • I would like to do more knitting this year and get beyond “hopeless beginner”. I have some basic projects in the works and hope to finish them up before tackling some big like learning cables.

  • Kntting, walking, movie watching and knitting.

  • I’m looking forward to finishing a cardigan started last summer!

  • A little more life of the mind.

  • I’m excited about this new year; I’m sure it will bring new adventures, lovely evenings with family and friends, and lots of new and mostly woolly projects!

  • Knitting many sweaters.

  • I’m looking forward to trying my had at some new skills and mixing my knitting with other fiber arts- felting, crochet, embroidery.

  • I am looking forward to some wonderful international trips this year, combining my love of trekking and climbing with learning about other cultures.

  • As of Friday, I accomplished my first big goal of 2023–I retired. This means I will have time for all of the good stuff that, for the past many decades, I have squeezed in around very demanding and satisfying careers. Lots of R&R, friends and family, knitting and designing—and, of course, travel. Nashville is on my list—looking forward to visiting MDK!

  • 2023- has to be, better. I am looking forward – that’s it. Looking FORWARD because that is where I am going.

  • Finishing my Drawing Sweater. Knitting a Nightshift shawl. Finishing up writing the patterns for the hats I designed. And not getting knocked over by my 50 lb. puppy. (That might take until 2024 though.)

  • Happy 2023! My son gets married in late March and I gain a daughter.

  • My wish for 2023 (after health, wealth, and happiness…and dark chocolate) is to be and find even more creative outlets.

  • I’m looking forward to travelling more and knitting more in 2023.

  • I just retired (again), so I’m looking at more hours per day to knit. And improved health—more time to spend on taking care of myself.
    Love your products and reading everyone’s comments. Thank you!

  • Looking forward to celebrating! 50 years of married life!!! Trying to figure out how. Making bill a vest!

  • Inner peace and world peace. Always. Heck, I can hope.

  • Looking forward to two new grandbabies this year, to making (knitting, sewing, making books) and playing the piano and running more.

  • Aside from a year of yarn, knitting, crocheting and learning new skills, I’m most looking forward to the prospect of visiting some far-flung family members for the first time since well before the *gestures broadly* happened. Fingers crossed that we can actually make it happen!

  • I retired at the end of 2022, so I’m looking forward to being a stay at home knitter in 2023!

  • I’m looking forward to finishing WIPs in time to wear them this winter, spring and summer as well as casting on Grace Notes pullover (after I dye my yarn). One sweater off the needles already!

  • Travel! My oldest daughter will be studying in Toulouse, France this fall and my younger daughter will be starting her freshman year at college (which one? that is the answer we’re waiting for as the acceptances come in!) I look forward to starting portable knitting projects that will travel along with me in 2023.

  • 2023 ~ the year of actually getting together with friends instead of, “We need to get together for a cup of coffee or adult beverage and bite to eat.” Set a day and time!!
    Looking forward to playing with color in many ways: Knitting, painting, beading, journaling.
    Golf more. Boy, I’m going to be busy!

  • I am looking forward to knitting through some of the enormous stash that exploded during the pandemic (online knitting shows galore!) and learning how to make a quilt. Happy New Year, everyone!

  • My word for 2022 was ‘Less’ and that worked out pretty well (for the most part). My word for 2023 is going to be ‘Flow’ which means a lot to me like acceptance, and harmony, and chill…

  • I’m looking forward to spending time with good friends from far places this year. It’s been a while.

  • I’m looking forward to a kitchen remodel this year.

  • Starting more projects for myself now that gift knitting season is over!

  • Essentialism is rising to the top for me in 2023. Knitwear design and knitting count as essential!

  • I’m looking forward to a year of more making for friends and–this is the bit I always fail at–more making for me. Will 2023 be the year I finally knit a sock? Will I get around to actually learning to sew and making anything with the fabric and sewing patterns I have already bought? So many exciting questions I’ll get to find out the answer to!

  • I am looking forward to learning brioche knitting. I can do a simple one color, but want to dig much deeper into it.

  • I’m looking forward to using more worsted yarns. I have too many skeins of sock yarn for a job-sock knitter, and I wand to do some blending and meshing to dent that stash!!

  • 2023 – the year I finish all my WIPs. Same as my hopes for the past forever years 🙂

  • Learning to spin!

  • 2023… I am looking forward to using up enough stash to make room for more new yarn! Finishing WIPs, and making new projects including the Sophie scarf (several?) and a Grace Notes Pullover are high on my list. And top of the list is cleaning up my workroom so I can be organized enough to accomplish the items above.

  • I’m hopeful. I’m looking forward to this year feeling lighter than the last 2-1/2 years. So, traveling, completing many knitting and spinning projects and feeling happy!

  • In 2023, I’m looking forward to going to visit my grandma in her new place. I was supposed to go for her birthday, which is next week, but between this, that, and the weather, we decided to postpone till spring.
    I’m also looking forward to getting a new keyboard installed on my laptop – I’ve been using an external keyboard since letters and numbers (and the space bar, and both enter keys…) started disappearing when I type, but sometimes I forget (like when I started this post) and it’s annoying all over again.

  • I’m looking forward to completing my very first sweater….. And also working through my WIP’s pile and my stash!

  • I’m looking forward to a productive 2023. I’m making good progress on my Grace Notes Pullover and a lace shawl. I’ve already purchased yarn for two more sweaters.