- Explore the possibilities of Tunisian crochet further.
- Expand my knitting skills. This means actually learning how to purl because garter stitch is going to get boring after a while.
- Work from stash for budget and space reasons, as well as to keep the furry orange menace from antagonizing my stash.
- Make a fitted garment. Shawls are wonderful, but it’s time to attempt a cardigan again after that failed attempt a few years ago.
- Finish up the slew of WIPs (works in progress). To make this more concrete in terms, all items in my Ravelry projects that were in-progress at the year’s beginning must be complete by Dec. 31, 2013.
- Give more of my crochet time to charity, whether that’s preemie hats or cat beds or afghan squares.
Book and library-related goals:
- Read at least 50 books this year.
- Among them must be at least two classics. At present, I believe the contenders are Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo and Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend.
- Expand reading into other genres, or at least, taste a sampling of the ones I’m less acquainted with, like thrillers, mysteries, and romance novels.
- Read at least the first George R. R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire novel. If they’re as amazing as I’ve been led to believe, the rest will follow suit.
- Read at least five books that have been sitting on my bookshelves but were never read. Good books will be kept, the rest sold back to Half Price Books.
- Post reviews of my reading, here and perhaps as submissions to the library’s staff picks blog if I can work up the courage.
- I love being a page, but it’s time to start applying to higher-level positions at the library. Ideally, this will result in the gaining of said position, but right now, I’m not getting anywhere without applying. Time to change that and at least gain some interviewing experience.