Auld Lang Syne


This year, Iris went from being a cute little lump of a baby to a still cute, but always on-the-go toddler. It's been a great year, full of happy moments with my new little family and friends, but also a very challenging one. Many days as a very new mama, I felt like I was just trying to survive. I'm sure that there will be days like that in 2009, but I hope to do some more thriving along with the surviving. I hope that 2008 was a good year for you too, and that 2009 will be even better.

I only finished 16 objects in 2008, out of (gulp!) 42 that were started. I don't think that's too bad, considering that I work full time and have a young child. Still, I think I can do better next year. Here's my list of crafty resolutions:

1. Knit two pairs of socks for myself. If they are out of sock weight yarn, that's a bonus.
2. Spin for at least 10 minutes everyday. I'd like to spend at least one day each week focusing on spinning over my other crafting pursuits, ala the Yarn Harlot's "Tuesdays are for spinning", but we'll see.
3. Knit a sweater for myself. Wisteria, Liesl, or something new. I don't know yet!
4. More knitting/crocheting for Bob. He's such a good gift recipient, it makes it hard to hold out on him. Probably at least one more hat will be in the works for him this year, and maybe some cute little toys or something. He likes that kind of stuff.
5. Continue the tradition of a birthday hat for Iris. Hopefully, there will be some other Mama-made handknits in her near future, but the birthday hat is the only knitting I'm officially committing to.
6. More sewing. I'm in the process of putting a craft room for myself, and then I should finally be in a good position to really get into some sewing projects. Mostly I want to make adorable things for Iris. And maybe a bag or two for me.

I don't think that's an unrealistic list at all! Of course, I have some non-knitting goals for 2009 as well, but they are pretty boring- get healthier, be more organized, blah blah blah. I'll spare you!

Take care of yourselves… see you next year!


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