I guess I'll get the ball rolling here. I'm Teresa B. and yes, I'm the one that got this started. It's not a new idea, I've had years of trying to finish things before, and even been successful. There isn't that much to tell about myself. I'm single, never married, no kids. My first loves are books and stitching, but I found knitting a few years ago and have certainly not stopped having fun with those fibers. I also learned to crochet as a child and still bring the hooks out on occasion. I also love to travel, and am hoping that I'll get to do more of that in the coming year.
So here's how I'm looking at this 2011challenge. This is my personal challenge, not necessarily what everyone else will do, I'll let them explain what their plans are in their own posts. In 2011 I'm going to start January by working on 15 different projects during the month of January. My projects will be a combination of new starts, WIPs, stitching (of all types including some canvas work) and knitting. I'm packing away all my WIPs and lovely stash except those 15 pieces which I'll keep handy so I can work on them exclusively. As the year progresses, and hopefully I finish something, I'll replace the finished item with something from my stash. I'm not going to make a one for one swap, so if I finish a knitted shawl I won't necessarily replace it with another knitting project. And I'm going to allow myself 4 times during the year to make swaps, I'm thinking seasonally. This will allow me to work on seasonal pieces that I want to have for an upcoming season.
I'm not going to list out my 15 here, I thought about it, but had to make a change because of some classes I'm taking later this month at the Attic. That's also why I'm not limiting myself to the first 15 days, since my classes last through the 16th! I will tell you what's first on the agenda, it's a little piece by Stacy Nash Primitives for one of the classes and is a drum pinkeep. Although it's not charted I'm going to put 1/1/11 on it since I'll start it tomorrow. After that I'm not sure what I'll do. I'll have to let you know along with pictures of my progress.