Time to look back and say not a bad year.
I usually get a little melancholy around New Year's. NYE gets bogged down in the expectation of wanting to have much more exciting plans than what I normally do, but especially now with the kids I'm much happier having quiet New Year's Eves. It's actually a sign of progress that I'm perfectly happy having no plans and staying close to home.
Remembering back to recent NYEs it's nice that I'm not sick as a dog, or nursing a newborn, or chasing after toddlers. In fact, the more I think about it the happier I get thinking about 2015, so much so that I'm actually rather hopeful for 2016.
2015 was also our first year of less stress since 2011. You just can't take that for granted. I don't want to jinx it, but I am grateful that our family is getting to a point where we are recovering from the employment ridonkulousness of 2011 to 2014. 2016 is looking even brighter for that recovery. We just have to stick to the plan. :)
I did not blog as much as I would have liked this year, but did manage to get some work done towards improving tenants rights in my city. Next week our city council will hopefully vote to add more protections so that what happened to my family will not happen to another. I've had to back away from full commitments to the Renters Coalition, but I'm still very proud of the work that has been achieved. Plus I was pretty busy working with the cooperative preschool.
I do miss being a full time blogger. I want to get back into a more frequent posting rotation, but it will have to wait until after I finish organizing a major fundraising event for the preschool, which won't be done until March, if not fully completed by April. I also want to do an entire overhaul on the look and feel of the blog and the navigation as well as updating a lot of content. There's work to be done, but I won't be able to focus on it until mid-2016.
This has been my best knitting year. I loved the cotton chenille blanket, the hats, the socks and the best fitting cardigan I've ever made. I'm glad I spent some quality time with my grandma, happy that I get to see news of my brothers from time to time, and am super proud of my two little guys and how much they're growing. My relationship with my husband grows stronger with every new year. I'm on the cusp of a time when both of my kids will be in elementary school and I will be given some time to work exclusively on Knit Luck and I hope to make it much more engaging and helpful to knitters everywhere.
The RedFern Cardigan
Goddess Yarn's Ellen (discontinued)
The Chevron Blanket
Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille
Sock Head Hat
- Get a better camera for better photos (ugh)
- More interchangeable knitting needle guides
- Updated Needle Guides
- Better design and navigation
- Continued Growth
- Attend Stitches West
- Attend Jimmy Beans Wool Retreat
- Go Camping
- Knit another cardigan
- Finish the Wool Cotton Pullover
- Make more crafty friends
- Hold a successful Spaghetti Feed
- Complete the Plan
- Save money
Here are some of New Year's Eve's of the Past:
I hope that 2015 was good for you and that 2016 brings more knitting goodness into your world.