Every year there seems to be a very dull debate about whether it’s right or wrong to have new years resolutions. I try my best not to view things in black-and-white terms. I like the fact that the new year provides a punctuation, and encourages reflection on the past in order to build on positives for the future. I won’t share all of my goals for 2016 here, but here are some of the things that you might notice me working on.
- Win Olympic Gold medal for knitting.
- Continue to improve my sewing, and make some garments that I am happy to wear
- Read more books written by women and POC
- Work on finding balance
- Focus on health. Eat well and be active in ways I enjoy
- Take more and better photographs
Specific project goals
- Fix Orza
- Finish Princess of Power hat
- Finish crocheted baskets
- Add belt loops to Cigarette Pants
- Make something out of my beautiful Indonesian silk
I haven’t got any specific knitting goals in mind at present. I spent a lot of time and energy developing my skills last year, and I think I’ve burnt myself out slightly. I also became increasingly aware that I was using knitting as an avoidance strategy from other things in my life. Hence my decision to take a break from the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup.
However, I did recently spy a new Brooklyn Tweed pattern that may reignite the woolly fire within. I must have this! I’m thinking of making it up in the same yarn I used for my Totoro jumper.