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.