It's not that I don't make resolutions, I invariably do - it's that I don't really like to use my blog as a personal billboard for everything that I do/see/think. It's a knitting blog, so I mainly keep it about knitting. Which is probably just as well, because I've started myself off to a spectacularly disastrous personal year so far. What I wouldn't do to start 2011 off all over again.
But, since there's not much knitting (half of nothing is still nothing) to show for 2011, I will share a few of the things I'd like to have a crack at/stop doing/start doing/experience/wish I could buy this year.
Number one thing is to eat more vegetables. I saw this post today and thought it was a great, simple and effective way of getting more of those green leaves into my body. I love all the leaves - all herbs, lettuces, spinach, rocket, cabbage, kale - I just don't eat enough of them. So, there's an easy one to start - The Big Bag of Salad.
On the subject of green leaves, I'm fascinated by these vertical gardens I see cropping up from place to place. Inspired by the one I saw in real life in the Anthropologie store in London, and appalled by the FAKE PLASTIC one in a surf shop in the new Westfield Centrepoint in Sydney - I wouldn't mind having a crack at this kind of gardening. Who can kill a succulent, right?
Winter's coming - and I think I'll invest in a camel coat. I have an old one from my life in a cold climate - it's almost vintage now - but it's too warm for my skin tone and blonde hair. I'd like a cooler beige one, not unlike this one here that I spotted on a fashion blog.
I love, no adore, no, am completely addicted to coffee. So much so that it was a problem when I travelled - there is hardly any good coffee around in unfamiliar places where tourists congregate! I was reduced to ****bucks (i know, the shame!) on more than one occasion. And although we have an espresso machine, I find this a little too much hassle when I'm on my own. I love the idea of a drip filter system, and then today when I saw this one, my heart skipped a beat. Oh the beautifulness of it. I want to be the person who makes her coffee in this thing wearing her camel coat.
I cleaned out my studio downstairs today, and was wholly unimpressed with it's pale green walls and general dankiness. Not much to inspire in that place. So I decided that this year it's going to have a revamp - mulberry and stone walls, a couple of cheap kitchen units from Bunnings down one side to hold the dyes and the stocks, and some new flooring (courtesy of the NRMA, we had a leak down there a few weeks ago). I am looking forward to doing this all by myself - I've never tackled a DIY project before!
Every body deserves a little respect, and so does mine! I intend to get used to some physical activity in 2011, and vow to even try to enjoy it.
There are always travel plans - our spontaneous European adventure in October has really done what travel always does, makes you want more. Husband wants to go back to Italy - I'm hoping for a searing hot summer experience in Spain, and all four of us would like to go back to Paris! Also, in a pie in the sky dream, knitabulous yarn is going to take me to America in 2012. For that, I need a business plan. So I plan on making a plan Stan.
What about you? Do you have any high hopes for 2011?