It's that time. When we look back at the year past, assess our journey, and make a few resolutions to guide us into the new year.
Last year, I decided to focus on mindful knitting and on challenging myself to tackle new techniques. Little did I realize exactly what shape those resolutions would take.
I did do a lot of mindful knitting over the course of the year. With three family members becoming ill, there were many times that I was thankful to be able to clear my head with the comforting rhythm of the needles.
And I definitely upped my fiber skills. I am now completely in love with spinning, the magic loop, and intricate lace.
What about this year? The regular, predictable resolutions are definitely on the list. For instance, I resolve to finally finish Peter's sweater. The sleeves are sitting in my lap right now. Only a few rows left.
Just praying that it fits. I have checked and double checked, but it would be just like a 2+ year in the making sweater to not fit. Well, he's wearing it regardless. Try not to snicker if you see him out in an odd looking mass of grey stst.
My real resolution for the year is more of a guiding theme, than an actual list. I want 2008 to be about finding joy. Joy in trying a new pattern, joy in a new yarn or color, joy meeting new knitters and in sharing laughs with dear friends.
Yes, I'm even trying to find joy in the never-ending snow. Tessa and Alec helped with that mission today.