Of course, we were on vacation for the majority of the week, and the only knitting I had with me was a traveling sock, but at least I didn't actually go out and buy needles and cast on something new. And, to show for it, the sock now has most of a gusset, yay!
My 2014 goals, dove-tailing with my revised YOP goals, are divided into Weaving, Spinning, and Knitting. Of course, I don't yet have a loom, nor have I learned how to weave except in the most theoretical sense (thanks, YouTube!), so that one's not really applicable at the moment.
In the middle are five braids of Gotland; there's a Spinner's Study group on Ravelry that is talking about Gotland this month, and I thought, after a disastrous and frustrating attempt last year at spinning Gotland locks, I might be ready for another go at it. Also, the five braids feed into my desire to try bigger spins-- Gotland probably won't make good sweater yarn (too drapey/not enough memory), but I'll have a sweater's quantity when I'm done with it.
The art batt on the far right is leap-frogging to the wheel, before the Gotland, because the Winter issue of PLY was waiting for me when we got home from vacation. The theme this quarter is "Woolen" and there's a whole article on spinning from batts. Again, I had some very unsatisfying batt-spinning results last year, but after reading the article I feel ready to try again. Also, all my lanitium ex machina occupies space in the Shrine of the Precious, and I'm trying to be better about eating my dessert first.
On the other hand, my attempt to recreate a store-bought sweater's measurements is going rather well.
Work starts up again tomorrow, and I need to spend some time figuring out how panicked I should be about that-- vacation and lots of playing with wool were exactly what I needed, except for the part where I need an equal amount of time to catch up with grading... and I haven't done that. Sigh.