Looking back and looking forward

Looking back and looking forward

New Year’s resolutions. I’m honestly not very good at formulating any, let alone keeping them. So 2015 turned into 2016 and I haven’t really made any resolutions except the mumbled half-arsed promise to try and exercise more. As if that’ll happen.

However, I am writing this blog post so that’s a start, right? New year and new beginnings and all that.

Last time I wrote I blog post I didn’t even know how to knit. Now, 3 years later, I’ve knit 6 sweaters, 50 something pairs of socks, and a pretty sizable bunch of other accessories.

So let’s start off by looking back at 2015.

One of last year’s main achievements was finishing all 6 rounds of socks well within the allotted time frame in Tour De Sock for the second year in a row.

I met this awesome group of people over there and generally had a blast.

The only downside of participating both Tour De Sock and Sock Madness was that I kind of felt socked out by the end of the summer.

Apart from all that, 2015 was a year with a lot of firsts. First cardigan, first steeked sweater, first baby sweater, first lace shawl, first major pattern adaptation, etc.

All in all it was a very productive year, with over 11 km of yarn knit.

It would be great if I could achieve something similar for 2016, but I think I’ll have to lower my expectations a wee bit. First of all, my job became a lot more demanding recently, requiring me to work longer hours and spend a lot more time on the road. Secondly, my boyfriend would not be amused if I spent another 4+ months knitting socks like a maniac without being able to spend the proper amount of time with him or our pets. Thirdly, I’d like to feel as if I don’t need to do what I did last year and more — a hobby is supposed to be fun and should serve as a stress relief rather than a source of stress.

So my resolution for this year is to focus on projects I fully appreciate doing and to leave some time open for other things I enjoy, like reading a good book, taking a walk, and just spend some time cuddling in the sofa without doing anything at all.

I could formulate the resolve the actually frequently update my blog this year, but I’m not going to do that as I honestly don’t think it would make any difference. For now, let’s just see what happens and maybe — just maybe — I’ll post another update soon.

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