I’ve been having a lot of fun visiting blogs lately and reading about everyone’s new year’s resolutions and the words they’ve chosen to help them set goals and intentions for the year ahead. So, in keeping with that spirit, I thought I’d share my own words for 2015 here. Never being one who’s satisfied by the limits set by others, I’ve decided to choose two words instead of one.
My first word is ENOUGH. I hope to use this word as a guide through my decisions in 2015 by better learning how much is enough which also means, I think, learning about how much is more than enough and how much is not enough.
Not surprisingly, as December always feels like a month of excess, the word enough has been on my mind since the end of 2014 when there was more than enough stuff and stuff to do and not quite enough time to rest and recharge.
The last couple of months in 2014 was also a time when I happened to take a thorough account of my yarn stash that forced me to reckon how, clearly, I have more than enough yarn in my house. A goal for 2015? To work through a minimum of fifty percent of my “collection” (ahem).
So, if you don’t mind my sharing, here’s some of the yarn from my stash waiting in the wings:
some perfectly gorgeous BFL waiting for just the right project to come along
two dreamy skeins of Malabrigo alpaca and silk blend lace-weight have an extra special destiny
my favourite: Shetland yarn for some fingerless mittens
more of my favourite! prize yarn from Melody’s Shwook KAL to make another Shwook
Needless to say, I also need to work through my works in progress as well. Actually, if I can finish these off, I should consider this more than enough knitting for some time…
the early stages of a Camilla Light Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge
another shawl in progress, Terra by Jared Flood
Florence by Carrie Bostick Hoge using Quince & Co’s yarn, tern
the humble beginnings of a Birchleaf Cowl by Blue Peninsula
Lila by Carrie Bostick Hoge
…but then, the word should has never been one I’ve responded well to either (*laughing*, as a dear friend would say). So, of course I have knitting dreams for 2015 (like knitting this and another one of these and also another one of these – this time using enough yarn!) because I’m pretty sure one can NEVER have enough dreams.
My second word for 2015 is TRUST. However, today, I am going to trust I have shared more than enough words and photos for now and will save the discussion on my second choice of words for another time.
Until then, I’m wishing you the loveliest of days, with just enough of everything to fill your heart with joy and gladness. What are your words for 2015? I would love to know!