I love the start of something, a new season, a good book, a new knitting project. But the best is the start of a new year. All bright and shiny and full of possibilities.
This year is starting off very quietly for us. A day to kick back and rest a bit. Holiday parties and get-togethers are over. The decorations need to come down but that is a job for after the weekend, I think. I hate putting Christmas away.
Resolutions for this year - stay healthy, live mindfully and lighten up. I want to continue with organizing myself and getting rid of excess. I also what to do more sewing. I have plenty of material to go through.
Again, continue to knit down the stash. I did fairly well last year but there is so much it seems like I barely put a dent in it.
I finished 14 pair of socks in 2014. Wow! That really surprised me. During December I made 4 pair. They were the only projects I worked on in between all the Christmas stuff. I started my first socks for 2015 last night. I think they will go to Chiara for her birthday this month.
I am going to try and get all the afghans done. I have yarn for four. Today I am going to start the Dinosaur Afghan that I got yarn for so many years ago I don't remember. There is enough yarn to make two, which were going to go to Collin and Chiara, if I recall.. They have both outgrown them, but Chiara says she would still like one, so I'll make it and maybe a Diagonal Blanket with the leftover yarn. I hope I still remember how to do Intarsia.
It is very cold and the wind is howling today. We did have some snow overnight but not enough to even need shoveling. I think a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire is in order.
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