It is tradition, here are Chez Interrupted, to post my New Year’s Resolutions. As I sit here today, reviewing previous posts and reflecting on the past year, I realize that this year’s resolutions are pretty much the same as last year’s, and the year before that. I guess that it’s easy, in a way, always trying to work on the same stuff, but does that really amount to improving myself?

Here’s my knitting to-do list for 2009

1. Finish my Master Knitter, level 1. (Only one swatch, the hat, and the written work left to do!)

2. Design and knit Mr. Interrupted’s Sweater of Rassilon. (Shouldn’t be too difficult. I’m planning on doing a seamless hybrid à la Elizabeth Zimmermann.)

3. Tackle Colorwork. (Time to finally get around to knitting Kate Gilbert’s Bird in Hand mittens.)

4. A lace shawl. (Kiri‘s been queued since November of 2007.)

And here’s my reading list for 2009 (I want to shoot for a book a month and am 3 books short. Any suggestions?)

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
A Bad Spell in Yurt by C. Dale Brittain
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Wings of Wrath by C.S. Friedman
A Memory of Light (the final WoT book) by Brandon Sanderson
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen (the first NaNo novel to be made into a feature film (now filming))
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Lastly, yoga. Yeah. I’ll get right on that.