I knit thirteen hats this year. Wasn’t intending to make 2013 the year of the hat, but when you have a small amount of yarn, a hat is a good project. One of the hats was made with my first 3-ply handspun yarn, a deep red Falklands wool. I finished twenty-seven knitted things, though of that, several were multiples I counted in batches (nine coffee sleeves, three can sleeves, and five small bags while I was designing my Apothecary’s Pocket pattern).
This time last year I was in reviews for my 3rd degree brown belt in Chinese Kenpo karate. Now I’m reviewing for my 2nd degree brown, finally past a calf injury and dealing with elbow pain probably caused by spinning yarn.
My 2013 resolutions were:
I will not stab anyone in 2013.
Achieved, though under some strong temptations at times.
I will get my 3rd degree brown belt in Chinese Kenpo karate.
Got this on 18th January 2013.
I will lose 10 pounds and keep it off.
Not achieved, but I’m in a clothes size I feel comfortable about, I’m fit, my endurance is good, my sparring skills have improved, and I’m still flexible.
I will knit primarily from stashed (already bought) yarn.
Fourteen of the things I knit this year were from stashed yarn, which is just over half. My overall stash still fits comfortably in the one box I have assigned for it.
I will finish book #2 and write book #3 of my trilogy.
Umm, no. I wrote book #0, and that showed me how to finish book #2, which is still not done.
So, for next year:
- I will not stab anyone in 2014 (just one more year…)
- Get my second degree brown belt and make a run at 1st degree.
- Finish book #2 and write book #3 for NaNoWriMo