Thursday, January 4, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Wow, 2007 already. Why does it feel like the older you get the quicker the years pass by? I still vividly remember the big switch over to 2000. Y2K. My future children will really think I am old, having been born WAY back in the 20th Century. Anywho... enough random thoughts on that topic. On to more pressing matters.

As you likely noticed, I have redecorated this here blog. I wasn't digging the brown, and hated the wasted space on the sides. So we will try this for a while and see how it goes. I was inspired by Amy who also did some new year redecorating. Someday I might even have a nice picture at the top like she does!

While on the topic of decorating, I forgot to mention that our powder room project is officially finished! And has been since just before Christmas. I promise new photos, plus I need help with a curtain for the odd little window that needs some camouflage.

My christmas was yarn free. I told my friends that I think my family is in denile of my knitting addiction... or they are so intimidated by it that they don't know how to shop for those things for me. I did of course get wonderful gifts, but alas no yarn or knitterly items. So with some Christmas money I splurged and did my own knitterly shopping. I am FINIALLY an owner of a swift and ball winder. It made me really feel like a knitter. Big expensive tools, which I will and can use for no other purpose other than to wind wonderful hanks of yarn. I picked it up at a LYS, Dyed in the Wool, that I visited for the first time with my friend Annie. It is a tiny store, but full of wonderful fibers. We spent a lot of time molesting yarn while we where there.

I started part of a secret project and it is coming along nicely. I would share pictures but it is secret. Sorry. I did finish my hat that I mentioned in my last post. I decided I love it, and it seems to be rather warm. However with the winter we have been having it is tough to tell. I will likely cast on a pair of socks soon too. I have a choice of a few different yarns- yes I have a sock stash! Two colorways of Trekking XXL, black and yellow Lorna's Laces, and Austermann Step to choose from. I am even considering knitting them both at the same time as described in this article.

Oh, Down in Mexico....
I never really been so I don’t really know. Oh, mexico... I guess I’ll have to go! Yes, that is me singing my best rendition of James Taylor's hit Mexico. We are headed off on our "last hurrah" vacation to Mexico with a group of 30 or so people at the end of the month! I am finially looking forward to it. With my anxiety it was too hard to think about it before Christmas. I had all of the typical holiday stuff to keep me busy. Adding vacation on that was more stressing than comforting. But now that I am through all of that, I am ready for this trip. I ordered a new swimsuit, and I started exercising so I am not the youngest and most out of shape gal on the beach.


  1. Oooh - a secret project! How exciting. :-)

    I like the new color scheme a lot. Fun and feminine.

  2. Oh, how sad - a yarn free Christmas! But happy for you that you went out and got a swift and a ball winder! Mine are one used often and well. I don't know what I ever did without them.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday, Amanda. Luna sends her regards (in a yippy, biting kind of happy puppy way). I will continue to post pictures and updates as she progresses :-).

  3. sorry, but i don't think any of us would know how to buy you knitty things. god forbid we bought the wrong stuff!!

    secret project? that wouldn't be for your favorite sister, would it?? ha.
    i do wear the giant socks you made me often- and as they slide down my calves & off of my feet, i just pull them up & smile because they're handmade by you & i love them!

    i love the baby suit- it's hott! and, i'm glad you're exercising, because you're getting rather larger. i wanted to tell you at christmas, but did not want to ruin the spirit of things. psh!

    love you, aj!
    happy new year- since i haven't talked to you in ages (or have i? i'm so lost)

    ps- my 4.0 has been confirmed, thanks.