I know we’re midway through January but it’s never too late to say it!
New Year’s a time of renovation. Just like a snake changes its skin every now and then, each year we are granted the opportunity to start all over again. It is also a time for introspection and reflection. We think about the year that is about to end, what we conquered and what we did not achieve, and face the new year with a renovated hope, setting up new goals for our lives.
My year of 2014 was an awesome one. So many things happened that changed my life! I moved home to an adorable studio close to one of the biggest parks in Sydney. My contract was renewed for another two years (I hope that means I’ve been doing a good job!…). I finally came up with a good name and re-branded my hobby/small business to something that I totally identify myself with (The Knitting Scientist, yours truly), that is catchy and allows me the freedom to do everything I love and want to share – from science to crafts and everything in between. I went back to the country where I was born to visit my parents (I didn’t realise how much I missed them….). And last but certainly not least, I found someone very special with whom to share my life. It was indeed a great year!
Ravelry tells me that I have knitted/crocheted more than 9 km of yarn in 2014! I made scarves, beanies, booties, tops and dresses, for people and for pets, using the common acrylic or the sophisticated hand dyed silk or alpaca, to give away, for myself and I even sold a few things! How awesome is that?! And I also came up with a detailed pattern for one of my beautiful scarves that I will make available soon (more news on that later on! I’m so excited!!!). I feel a very accomplished crafter right now!
So after putting the old year in retrospective, it is now time for the so-cliche new year’s resolutions. To be honest, I haven’t had time to think too deeply about this… Maybe this year I’ll just go with the flow… How about you, what are your new year’s resolutions?