Happy New Year

The Christmas knitting is done, I didn’t do as much as I wanted but it’s done and all turned out well.

I got this to help support and organize my knitting habit: I guess I should take a picture of my own, and I will once I get all my stuff into it and arranged the way I want.


Danica gave David and I matching Beanie Babies:


Danica’s lovely friend Amanda is in the Navy and serving in Japan. She brought me this lovely purple yarn home from Japan. She tells me it comes from a craft store that is large, like a mall and four stories high. I think I would love to see such a place. I’m going to have a tough time deciding whether to make something for her out of it, or something for me.


The halls were decked, the presents opened, the mess cleaned up and almost all of the decorations have been put away. Finally, I have some time to knit for me. You probably can’t tell, but it is just a tiny bit bigger.

We didn’t get a white Christmas, but I imagine there are a lot more people around here that are happy about it rather than sad. The season was full of its usual ups and downs, pros and cons and while I mostly enjoyed it, I’m really glad it is over. The year started out swimmingly enough but kinda lagged there at the end. I am still a very blessed person with a wonderful life, but I’m glad this season is over.

I don’t know that I have any real New Year’s resolutions, but I’d like to expand a few things in my crafty existence. I plan on plying my spun singles. I would like to knit more pairs of socks. And I would like to knit a sweater. I don’t know that I’m up to trying one for me, but a baby sweater or two would be nice.  I think a Doctor Who scarf for myself would be nice too. Once again, I will try to keep up with my journal. I start a new one every year and I often go back to the old ones to try to catch them up from old emails. I apparently like the idea of a hand written journal much more in theory than in practice. I’ll keep it online this year and hope the descendants don’t mind.