It is New Year's Eve, the time for reflection and goals. I am not too keen on resolutions. I don't need the guilt when I don't live up to my own expectations. A local author, Lisa Scottoline, said in an article that she is giving up the word "resolution" in favor of "aim". I kinda like that. If you fall short of your aims, you still have achieved something. So, you never really fail. Maybe we should all aim to be kinder to ourselves this year. I am going to try. This is a "reflection" of the cedars on the Mullica River that I took on Saturday. It was so peaceful and calm. Good for the soul after the Christmas rush.
I only seriously started knitting just over 2 years ago. I was a crocheter in my younger days and one day just bought a "teach yourself to knit" book and kit and I taught myself. I have made 5 sweaters. They are all made with acrylic because I didn't know any better. They are serviceable and the recipients wear them so I guess that's not too bad. I went to a fiber show and it opened my eyes to the world of possibilities and it gave me the impetus to start making socks. I love making socks. I love the almost instant gratification. I am so grateful for the internet and the knitting community who always has an answer for my questions. This year I am going to make myself a sweater out of some white cotton blend yarn that I love to keep at work for the very cold a/c. It will replace the ugly acrylic sweater I have there now. No reason I can't have a nice sweater to wear. I am also going to finish the colorwork snowflake socks. They are almost done and just need some concerted effort to finish them off. I made 14 pair of socks this year! (not counting the snowflake socks, they're not close enough to completion to count)
I hope you all have a Happy 2008. New Year's Eve has always seemed strange to me. I am not a drinker and I don't like crowds so I always feel a little left out. We have had parties and attended parties in the past but my favorite thing to do is to hunker down and just watch a movie and eat favorite snacky foods.
If am off to bake some beans to have with the ham and potato salad tomorrow for dinner. There will also be kielbasa and pierogies. Peter Kevin's family is polish and we try to integrate some polish foods into the celebrations. Em will be home for dinner (yay). I have missed her this week.
Happy New Year everyone!