Yeah, I am a little late to the party. At least I have finally accepted that it is in fact a new year. I don't know what is wrong with me this year. I don't have that rejuvenating, motivating feeling that I usually have when the clock hits midnight and we welcome in a new year. Last year I was all about the organizing and I think it really helped me throughout the year. But if you read the last line of that organizing post, I did not do those things throughout the year at all. My knitting goals from last year were a lot more successful. I knit and wear often my first sweater, made one for my daughter, and two for my baby nephew, Jackson. I got rid of a lot of yarn I didn't want and knit socks but not as many as I would have liked to. As far as the sock yarn diet...I did really good for most of the year but I have bought some solid colors lately for more intricate sock designs.
I do think it is important to set goals and try to strive to be a better person. I wish I could set a goal as simple as my son which was to get more bounces on his new pogo stick that he got from Santa.
A lot of my goals are personal. Things I would like to improve on within myself. Eat healthier, exercise more, stop biting my nails, read my scriptures daily. Things I would like to improve on within my family. Be a more patient mother, a more supportive wife, a better housekeeper. And of course goals for my quilting and knitting. I am currently on a UFO finishing high and I don't think I am going to stop because the challenge ended. I have a feeling I am going to be finishing a lot of unfinished projects in 2010. For real this year. As far as my knitting goes this year, I want to make more socks (of course) and a few more sweaters. I really want to try my hand at fair isle. And after the reaction I got from my daughter about her socks, I think I see more socks in her future.
I would have loved to make one of those beautiful mosaics of all I accomplished in 2009 but frankly, I don't know how. So if you would like to see some of my finished projects from this past year just click on the "finished quilting" and "finished knitting" labels on the right side of my blog. You can scroll though and look at the pictures and pretend I am computer savvy enough to make a mosaic.