My Fourth BlogiversaryPosted: January 19, 2009
On each blogiversary, it is customary for me to reflect on the past year and consider what I hope to accomplish in the coming year. In 2008, I set a number of specific goals for knitting, spinning, and cooking/baking. I have re-written them in italics below, along with a mini-review of how I did.
1. Finish Chevron Scarf (in progress since October 2007)
Done – blogged about it here!
2. Finish Central Park Hoodie (in progress since August 2007)
Done — blogged about it here!
3. Finish Wicked Sweater (in progress since August 2007)
Nope. Frogged it and destashed the yarn. I just wasn’t feeling this one.
4. Knit Juno Regina (gift)
Nope. Never started on it, and destashed the yarn. I am seriously not a lace knitter.
5. Knit another Clapotis (gift)
Done! This one was for my friend Carolyn, and I made one for myself as well.
6. Knit at least one pair of socks (gift)
Yup! I knit two pairs for my sister. I also knit two pairs for myself.
Spin. At least a little. Once in awhile.
No, there was no spinning at all last year. In fact, right before Christmas I sold my Lendrum. I had to admit that I am not a spinner.
Try at least one new recipe per month.
I was quite successful with this goal! The only month I skipped was October, but in some months I experimented with several new recipes. I will admit that there were times when I only tried something new because I needed to meet my monthly goal, but I don’t think that was necessarily a bad thing. Here are all my posts about the new recipes I tried. My favorites (i.e., the ones I will totally make again and again) are definitely the enchiladas (November), the Pumpkin Bread (also November), and the Mexican Wedding Cookies (April).
Hazelnut Nutella Sandwich Cookies
French Dip Sandwich
Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry
Creamy Lemon Squares
Farfalle with Zucchini
Sirloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce
What’s next for 2009? I’ve been mulling over this, and the only goal I want to carry over from last year is to continue trying at one new recipe each month. I really liked doing that last year and felt that I pushed myself a bit. Sadly, I don’t have specific goals for my knitting…I am just going with whatever I feel like knitting. Maybe the best goal for me right now is to continue enjoying it?