Oh I've got lots to share with you. First up is my big old pile of books that I received as gifts. I am looking forward to starting the new year with some reading and more reading. I'm not making a resolution to read a certain number of books in 2014. I'm toying with reading three or four books before purchasing another one. I have so many books in my personal library that need my attention.
I started this shawl some time before Christmas day. I've named it Tea and Jam since I was watching Sound of Music with Julie Andrews (there can be no other). It's a simple knit and quite addictive. The yarn is from deep stash, I think three or four years old. I bought it from a fiber festival and let's say the wool is rustic in it's feel. I love the springiness but boy I sure do hope it softens up when it's soaked.
I finished this hat before Christmas and so far I think my husband will be wearing it. The design is my own and it was fun creating the patterns on grid paper. I've cast on another one going up a needle size to make it slightly bigger and slouchier for me or my daughter.
I also started a simple scarf in lace weight, the pattern is already memorized and I do like working with ultra thin yarn.
My knitting goals for 2014 are similar to my reading goals. I'd like to knit from my stash two or three projects before purchasing new yarn. I have such a lovely collection of yarns and I only need to focus of finding a yarn then a pattern-poof-I have a project!
Sure I'd love to have mitts, socks, hats, shawls, and sweaters always on my needles but making specific goals leads me to fight against the rigidness. So I'm being quite broad and flexible with my knitting. I do know that my husband would love another wool pullover sweater and that might be in the knitting future. Lucky for me I do have some wool at the ready.
What are your knitting goals for 2014?