Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Goals

We are continuing to have a wonderful time in WNY. I took a much longer walk last night and snacked on an icicle. I haven't done that in about 20 years! We're all pretty chill here today. The little kids are outside playing in the snow and the rest of us are leisurely going about our business (I'm trying to find the skein of alpaca I brought with me to cast on for a black Capitan hat). I had breakfast with my BFF (sans triplets. My DH is sick and I didn't want to risk passing the yucky germs onto the babies) and we grabbed lunch at Mighty Taco (SO GOOD! SO CHEAP! SO GOOD!)

Tonight, we'll play games and watch movies and wait until midnight so we can open the door and let the New Year in!

I have to say that 2012 was a great year for us! My favorite moment of the whole year is the picnic that my husband and I had on the family room floor in our new house an hour after the closing. Our family is in excellent health, we have a home large enough for all of us and then some, the kids are adjusting well to our new neighborhood, and we feel incredibly blessed.

My goals for this year were to read more and to knit more. I've done both of those things (my Nook has helped me to do both of them together!) My knitting goals for this year are a bit more concrete, so with a deep breath, here are my 2013 Knitting goals:
  • Learn to knit in the Portuguese style
    • I bought Andrea Wong's DVD and a knitting pin at Rhinebeck. I've seen others knit ridiculously fast with this method, so I think it's a good thing to learn.
  • Knit 4 pairs of socks
    •  I'd really like to make the goal 6, but I'm trying to be super conservative in my goals, so I can actually meet them! I have enough sock yarn in the stash to meet this goal and I really love handknit socks in the winter!
  • Knit through my Rhinebeck stash before the festival in October (thus supporting the thesis that my stash acquisitions were entirely reasonable) (not that I'm going to get to go again this year, but I totally want to!)
  • Participate in the Knitgirllls "Expand Your Horizons" Spinning Challenge
    • This will be slightly easier for me given one of my Christmas presents, but we'll talk about that later this week.
  • Knit 3 sweaters for myself (which pretty much accounts for the Rhinebeck stash)
    • I would really like one of the sweaters to be the Starry Night Sweater from Knitpicks. I started it a long time ago, and it would be nice to finish it.
  • Finish the Birthday Pi Shawl
    • Another UFO that needs some time and attention. I might make one night a week a lace night.
 Do you have any knitting goals for 2013?

I wish you all a very blessed and happy new year!


Judy11 said...

I knew the house just HAD to be one of your favoirte memories of 2012 - and the place you will make lots more.

As for Rhinebeck this year, if dau and I go, we (me) drive down Saturday morning and return early evening. If you are interested let me know and I will keep you updated on our plans. Saves the cost or room and lets us spend all our festival funds AT the festival ;)

Judy11 said...

ps meant to say that IF we go to Rhinebeck you could joint us - duh!!