2013 could best be described as the Year of the Turtle for me. It felt like a slow meander through the days and months leading up to this point. My total number of finished objects (just 23) reflect this.
But I have learned from previous years that it is not the quantity but the quality of the projects that matters most. I started the year with only one set goal: to enjoy and have fun with my projects. I can happily say that I have accomplished this goal. It is also interesting to see that despite giving myself such directionless freedom, I have actually learned more new techniques and skills this year than in the previous year: brioche knitting, three dimensional knitting, dyeing yarn, spinning with a spindle, designing (just a little).
Looking ahead to 2014, I would love to continue to play around more with spinning, dyeing, designing (and actually learning how to properly write up my patterns) & fair isle knitting. Also, this year will be the Year of the Steek! I know I say that every year but this year I really mean it ;)
And guess what was under the Christmas tree? A trip to NYC for Vogue Knitting Live in a few weeks! I am very excited to be taking classes with Franklin Habit and Nancy Bush. These are two people whom I have long admired and look forward to learning from. A big thanks goes out to my hubby who will be holding down the fort while I get a jump start on my new year of learning. Also a heartfelt thank you to all of you guys. You make this crazy creative journey fun! Happy New Year!