It’s the time of year of reviewing and resoloutions. I looked back at a post I made early last year and it was something I copied from someone else’s blog called the ‘best of 2007’. I still like the format and I’m going to do a ‘best of 2008’ in the next day or so, but I want to assess the goals I made at the beginning of the year.
a. Get a design published in 3 areas – online, in print and self-published.
All three areas achieved! I’m so pleased about this.
b. Fix Ivy.
I haven’t been able to bring myself to un-do the seams on this and re-knit. I put it on a couple of weeks ago and decided the sleeves were still baggy, but not the disaster I’d previously though. I’m just going to wear it as is I think.
c. Experiment with a faster method of knitting.
I did experiment to a degree and learned the norwegian purl, but found that a bit awkward and didn’t really pursue it. I either need to have a designated ‘continental’ project and just get on with it, or accept my current english style.
d. Knit and crochet more for me.
I definitely did this one! 2008 was my year of selfish knitting. I knit 3 gifts (hat, scarf and socks) and everthing else was for me.
e. Try at least one of the following yarns: Blue Sky alpacas suri merino, Alpaca with a twist Fino, Artesano alpaca 4 ply alpaca.
I tried Suri Merino (I love my koolhaas made from it) and artesano 4 ply, both of which I loved knitting with. I bought some Fino, and I’m going to make some kind of lovely lace with it.
f. Focus at least equally on crochet design as well as knitting.
Check here too. I have one published knitting pattern and many crochet ones. In fact I now want to focus back on knitting design a little more.
g. Experiment with crocheting laceweight yarn.
Didn’t really do this one. I’ve discovered that I don’t really like knitting laceweight, which puts me off crocheting it. I might carry this one over to 2009.
h. Knit an Eunny Jang design this year
When I wrote this I think I was talking about one of Eunny’s fairisle designs. Although I didn’t knit one of those – I did knit her tangled yoke.
Happy new year to you all!