Looking back at my year in 2014 from a knitting perspective, I'd say that I'm generally happy with how the year went. I knit some great projects for myself and others, but I didn't push myself as much as a would have liked. This year was a very busy year for me. I graduated college, moved to San Diego, and then moved again to Denver 6 months later... so when it came to knitting I pretty much stayed in my comfort zone. I designed a good amount of patterns, but not all of them are written up and ready to be published quite yet. Here's a list of my knitting goals for 2014 and how I measured up:
1. Find a better way to store my yarn. I got rid of my big ugly plastic box and replaced it with another smaller ugly plastic box. I store about half of my yarn (yarn I have more than one skein of) file-wise in gallon zip lock bags in the plastic box. My cotton yarn is in a beautiful handmade basket from Kenya, and my scrap yarn/single skeins are in another plastic container. All in all - it's an improvement but I've still got a ways to go.
2. Find a better way to store my needles. Fail. I need help!
3. Knit more lace. Ehhh... I knit Lobelia in PomPom mag, which has lovely lace as its raglan decreases, but that's about it. I'm gonna say this one is a fail because I'm sure I meant more lace intensive projects like a shawl or lace blanket.
4. Knit more colorwork. Not a single project in 2014. But that is changing with my next planned project!
5. Knit a sweater with a fair isle yoke. Nope...
6. Publish 2 knitting ebooks. I published 1 book! But it is a print and not an ebook.
So I didn't do very well on my goals, but I'm still happy with the way my year turned out - even though it wasn't the direction I thought it would take.
Here are some more of my knits from 2014!