That was the start of the Year of the Pig in 1995. Renowned for its association with troublesome times, the Year of the Pig lived up to its reputation that year!
For example, it is said that in the current year, the Year of the Dog, it is good to climb a mountain so you can see further ahead.
In other words, this is a really good year to think about what you want to do, to develop your skills and set yourself challenges that will help you in the future.
How about actually designing something for yourself? Wouldn't it be great to start with an idea, find a stitch that you fancy trying and end up with something unique...
Through the year, I am going to revisit this concept and make suggestions for patterns, stitches and ideas to move your knitting skills forward, so 2019 will see you knitting like a pro!
I can think of many challenges I would like to set for myself, too – not least of which is completing some of the unfinished items I have in an overflowing basket right next to me! But more on this next time.
Until then – Happy Knitting!
Kobe, Japan, knitting challenges,