I debated skipping this post this year but decided to go for it anyway...for the sake of tradition. :) 2014 was a pretty quiet, normal year. Nothing really earth-shattering happened. (Well, except for my mom's chainsaw accident, which was memorable in an awful way. Thank goodness her leg has healed in the 7 months since the accident!)
-I went to a fiber festival for the first time, and oh my goodness...it was the coolest thing ever. :) I can't wait to go back next year! Also, I saw alpacas up close for the first time and they were so unexpectedly small and fuzzy and adorable.
-A little kitten showed up in my mom's motor and we got to keep him. I named him after an Austen hero.
-I went to a craft festival as a spinning demonstrator and a vendor, which was a little scary but so much fun.
-My sweet niece celebrated her first birthday.
I basically failed at sewing this year. I made two Renfrew tops, a pajama shirt, and three pairs of pajama pants (clearly you can see what my priorities are). That was the extent of my garment sewing. I had three sewing-related goals and I only accomplished one of them, which was to sew a bag that I love. (Ironically, it's my knitting bag, ha.) I also started a fall quilt but it's not finished...I'm in the process of hand quilting it.
On the other hand, I completed 52 knitting projects this year! Nineteen of those were for the festival and about thirteen of them were gifts. I almost completed all of my knitting resolutions. I didn't truly learn colorwork, but I did experiment with it a bit with this hat. One of my goals was to knit myself a cardigan, and I actually finished two cardigans this year! (Haven't blogged about the second one because I haven't got pictures of it yet.) I wanted to knit myself six pairs of socks this year, and I only completed 4. I finished cleaning my raw fleece from last year but didn't spin it. And for my last knitting goal, which was really a spinning goal: I did take that Craftsy class about spinning dyed fibers and learned so much from it. (Oh, and I also invested in those DPNs and interchangeable needles...probably the easiest resolution to follow, ha.)
As for all of my other resolutions, I didn't do such a great job. I did save some money but not as much as I should have, and I didn't give as much as I should have. I didn't learn how to cook or exercise or put much effort into my Etsy shop. I did limit my clothing purchases, though...the only clothes I bought this year were two pairs of jeans and a new winter coat.
I'll talk more about how I did with my book-related resolutions in an upcoming post! (Plus my favorite books, movies, TV, and music of 2014.)
What were some of the best parts of 2014 for you? How did you do with your goals for the year?