I didn't make any crafting New Years resolutions this year. There is a fantastic one underway that a good number of people are taking part in - the 'Knit Your Queue' challenge.
The 'queue' in question is the person's Ravelry queue - that area of a users personal notebook section that provides every member with a running list of all the patterns and projects that they would like to knit in the future. Some people keep this list up to date and with planned projects, others will have literally thousands of patterns in their queue. Up until a week ago mine was completely empty.
I have never used my queue section because I don't really pre-plan what I am going to knit. I usually have a vague notion that I might want to knit socks, or a shawl, or a toy, etc. Then I might go and look for some yarn and then onto a pattern, or vice versa. And as I often knit my own improvised designs, I don't have a pattern to queue. But as I have a few knitting deadlines this year I thought this would be a perfect place to keep track of all that I need to have knit for a certain date. It's only got two entries on it so far, but it is a start.
The one other section of my Ravelry notebook that I have been tidying up is my stash section. I have been moving all of my yarns from days past into the 'all used up' section, so that I don't find false results when trying to match patterns to my stash, but using the filters I can also look upon all of my zauberball friends, both past and present, those that have already been knit into projects and those that are still full of magical promise, and the sight makes me smile.