Time to wrap up and see how I did.
- Knit 5 out of 7 days per week. I averaged every other day last year. Not sure. Didn’t keep a journal. Tennis Elbow really slowed me down after September. It doesn’t feel like I knit as much as last year but I seem to have more smaller projects on my Ravelry project page and my knitting yardage was a wee bit more.
- Use up four stash items per one purchased. (Notice I’m starting to make deals with myself?) Heh…Stitches West doesn’t count. Again, didn’t firmly track but I think I did well. Before moving I purged/sold much stash via Ravelry. Feels good to lighten the load. Still…my stash overfloweth. Since admitting one has a problem is a hurdle to jump, here goes:
FIVE plus tote boxes of yarn are proof of stash overload. Note one’s lid bulges. This year I’ll actually document what comes out and pay more attention.
3. Finish a minimum one item per month EVERY month. Did great until September and the arm issue.
4. Knit for a charity, having Afghans for Afghans in mind. Check.
5. Knit three sweaters for myself. Nope. But I made two for Afghans for Afghans and two for my niece Lily.
6. Join a knitalong on Ravelry. Nope. Not interested in this anymore.
7. Finish all 2013 Christmas gifts by December 20, 2013. For real. I mean it. Nope. Failed miserably. Once I rallied to begin the projects that tennis elbow struck and I just couldn’t do it which was disaspointing.
8. Learn how to properly customize a sweater with bust darts. Read up and learned a lot about how to do this. Will add some into the next sweater I knit after I finish my Mina.
9. Use an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern (recipe) to knit a sweater. Probably this one: Nope Again
Saddle Shoulder Aran
Sigh. What am I planning for 2014? Good question. I’ll get back to ya.