A small scale project sometimes helps to get the juices flowing and I find this especially true when it comes to knitting. It allows my hands to rediscover the rhythm and my days to accommodate the quiet sitting time that knitting requires.
So a gentle start to the knitting year using this pattern and some Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in a colourway bright enough to banish any hint of winter blahs. Johnny is helpfully posed so as to hide the mismatched bit where my single skein failed to yield any matching colour for the remaining thumb. And I am sure you will be good enough to ignore the laddering in the purl rounds where try as I might to adjust my tension, the transfer from one DPN to the next shows.
Because it seemed important just to begin (and finish) something and to get going. I don't think I have any grand plans for this year - just to use the time given to me well and to enjoy the ride.