I don’t think I need to comment on what a strange year 2016 was. There were also many ups and downs for me personally. I’m not really in the mood for lots of reflections, so let’s get to the meat- reviewing the goals I set in January.
Win Olympic Gold medal for knitting.
Last year I completed ten knitting and crochet projects, which is a drastic reduction on the previous year (twenty). As I noted in last year’s round-up post, I think I developed so much in 2015 as a knitter that I feel I’m lacking in places to go.
This year was a mix of projects I’m happy with, and disappointing results.
Continue to improve my sewing, and make some garments that I am happy to wear
I’m very happy with the progress I have made as a sewist last year. I went to a couple more workshops to develop my skills, but importantly also bought a sewing machine so that I can make things independently.
When I went away over the Xmas period, two garments stood out as super useful and wearable.
My zebra shorts
I’m ashamed to say that I only finished three books in 2016. What was that about? They were all by women, though.
Work on finding balance
No idea whether I achieved this.
Focus on health. Eat well and be active in ways I enjoy
Last year, to my own surprise, I took up running, and managed to run 5k, which was a massive personal achievement.
Take more and better photographs
I think I achieved this.
Specific project goals
Finish Princess of Power hat
Finish crocheted baskets
Add belt loops to Cigarette Pants
Make something out of my beautiful Indonesian silk
Overall, I would say a moderately successful year. Next year, I want to work more on making things that truly fill gaps in my wardrobe, rather than buying fabric/patterns on a whim. I’m hoping to feel that more of my projects are successes rather than learning opportunities.