I hope you all had a great Christmas, if you celebrate it. We had a fairly low key one as Dave & I were not really in a particularly festive frame of mind but Rosie and Christopher were thoroughly excited which is all that matters.
I've been looking back at the state of the crafting in 2014, in terms of actual finishes there are not very many and it was very much a year of knitting compared to stitching. In terms of my goals for this year I have only a small amount of stitching left to finish on CA Wells Danish Whitework Portfolio (from 2005) and I am now three quarters of the way through Forget Me Nots in Stitches Anniversary Roses (from 2010). Dorothy Walpole has been started but I think I'm roughly around a quarter of the way through.
In reviewing my finishes I found that I had not got around to blogging my most recent knitting finish, some wrist warmers knit in the leftover Eden Cottage Yarns Titus from the Curious Collective 2014 Shawl. Pattern from Elspeth Thompson and Ros Badger's Homemade.
Because I am a geek that way here are my stats for the year:
- I started the year with 3 wips, Deco, Socks and Willow Shawl and finished them all
- I finished it with 2 wips, Manu and Socks for Rosie
- I started and finished 4 projects, Christopher's Jumper, Curious Collective 2014 shawl, Hitchhicker, and the wrist warmers
- I started the year with 16 wips
- I finished it with 17 wips
- I had 7 finishes and 8 new starts
I'm not sure that I am going to set any specific goals this year other than wanting to finish 2015 with less stitching wips than I am starting it with.
This year I read 23 books, these are listed in the sidebar. Next year I am aiming again to read 3 books a month and hoping that most of them will come off my ever expanding to be read pile.
Other than that I hope that everyone has a good new year and that 2015 is everything you want it to be.