New Year….but resolutions of the monthly variety

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good celebration to ring in 2015? We had a fabulous party, which included a session in Southwark, seeing my old friends from uni near the Royal Albert Hall and watching the London fireworks from an observatory!

This is not a post about my resolutions for 2015 – that will come later in the month when I have decided exactly what they are going to be! I do have some plans for January; as always, a recap of December first.

London's New Year fireworks from afar.
London’s New Year fireworks from afar.

December 2014 Resolutions

I kept it simple in December; as you may have noticed from my total absence from the blog throughout the month, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and overworked! So this was the plan, and how I did with it:

  1. Do at least half an hour of knitting around breakfast time on weekdays – I did not do this every day, but I did spend time knitting and enjoyed it immensely.
  2. Complete the next four weeks of Couch to 5K – nope…I’ll start from the beginning again this month. Sigh.
  3. Enjoy Christmas with my family – yes! Christmas was glorious, the best yet.
  4. Sort out some blog admin – Yes, I did my planning for 2015 and I’ve got some exciting stuff in the works!

I’m still trying to figure out what is a resolution and what is a…’like’, I suppose. We’ve been doing this for nearly a year and a half, and I still haven’t quite got the definition of resolution down. Fairly often, I ‘resolve’ to complete tasks on my to-do list. I’m working on that.

A very happy Christmas Day walk with my gorgeous family.
A very happy Christmas Day walk with my gorgeous family.
Some of my December knitting.
Some of my December knitting.
Some of my December knitting.
Some of my December knitting.

January 2015 Resolutions

With the above thought in mind, I will try to make these resolutions rather than a task list! With the new year, I’m feeling very resolute…as I’m sure many people are! So I’ll be a bit ambitious.

  1. Finish Solomon’s Temple – I have finished the knitting, but need to weave in ends and block.
  2. Ten minutes of spinning every day – I would like to finish the piles of roving in my stash!
  3. Complete four weeks of C25K – this is essential.

    A clear distinction is often made between ‘mind’ and ‘body’. But when considering mental health and physical health, the two should not be thought of as separate. –

  4. Finish Monkey – the socks by Cookie A. I have to restart them as they’ve been languishing for too long and I need to make sure the tension is still correct.
  5. Crochet two snowflakes – this ties in with my 2015 resolutions – I am intending to improve my crochet using “100 Snowflakes to crochet”, inspired by Martine of iMake, who ‘became a crocheter’ as a result of a CAL she ran last year!

That’s about it for now! As always, check out the resolutions everyone else is making over on Resolutions Monthly.

I’ll be back soon with more wittering away. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway if you would like to win a copy of Anna Tillman’s book with fabulous sock designs!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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