Happy New Year to all of the knitters, bloggers, readers and lurkers out there. It has been almost one year since I started this blog, and though I haven't recently been that great about updating it, I think about you all and have posts running in my head that I would love to share with you. I am hoping that the new year brings me a little bit more time to knit and blog. I am home alone today for the first time in I cannot remember how long. Since I started working, this is a missed commodity indeed. I have been reading and enjoying the stash additions, project completions and family additions all around the knit-blogging community. I am going to start the new year with my completed Butterfly, the collar and sleeves are blocking as I type. I had so many pics and posts to tell you of the progress, but my laptop *isn't coming down for breakfast*, if you know what I mean, so if I can retrieve any of the pictures I will definitely let you in on all the fun I had. I appreciated the experience of other bloggers when knitting this sweater. The lessons you learned the hard way were noted and I made modifications. Thanks!
So, here is where I could get all gushy and start to reminisce. I have fun memories of the last year and I have made a number of fantastic knitting friends. You have enriched my life in so many ways. Just the glorious pleasure of sharing virtually and in person with people who *get it* is a gift that only all of you understand. I am looking forward to more obsessions, crazy stash additions, challenging projects, silly knitalongs, and the sharing of ideas, fiber related and maybe not so. When I raise my glass this evening, I will be toasting all of you and looking forward to another year of getting to know you better.
I know that people have been posting about the tragedy in South Asia, but I didn't think a reminder would hurt. At the turning of the year a small sacrifice could be made from us, who have so much, and given to those who are suffering in ways that are difficult to even imagine. Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive listing of agencies receiving donations. Choose one you trust and do what you can. Our world needs us.
Happiest of New Years!