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.

5 thoughts on “NYR09

  1. Jen, great post. So true that year to year we seem to make so little progress. But it’s happening!

    I just read the best book. You can borrow it (only if you really read it!) Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and another guy (the one who actually wrote it. It is an amazing account of Greg’s adventures building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Everyone should read this. Seriously.

    Yoga, my house. I haven’t done it for way too long. (as soon as my cold lets up).

  2. Hmmm…I don’t know if you have a theme going there, but I would recommend, out of the books I read over the last year:

    Stuart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster (It’s very short)

    Amy McKinnon’s Tethered

    Johnathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Karen Maitland’s Company of Liars

    Catherine O’Flynn’s What Was Lost

    Kate Atkinson’s When Will There Be Good News?

    Richard Price’s Clockers

    Terry Pratchett’s Nation

    Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

  3. We’re going to finish this frakking Level I if it kills us! Seriously, til death do us knit!

  4. I notice your list lacks anything by Neil Gaiman. This is unacceptable.

    It’s also fun reading Sean’s stuff.

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