Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And We Begin Again…

I think we all need a new year. A new beginning.

2008 was a tough one.

But there was also much to be thankful for:

A roof over our heads
Food on the table
Our good health
BIL is recovering, albeit slowly
A close and caring extended family
and many, many good friends.

I'm not making resolutions, at least not specifically. I'll just look back at the past 12 months and determine what I may have done differently. Maybe a lot, maybe a little. I mean, it's not like I'm going to wake up on January 1 a new and different person. I'll still be lazy, I still won't like to get up in the morning - I am so NOT a morning person! I will still have to nag myself about exercising, and to cut back on the wine consumption.

Well, maybe not the wine consumption. :)

But I will still welcome the New Year with open arms. And Hope for brighter days ahead!

Here's the last WIP for 2008.

Noro Striped Scarf 292A, 269D

Yes, a Noro Striped Scarf. Colors 292 and 269.

Happy New Year! Be safe everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Reclaimed YP for YPF:

Express sweater

This was an Express turtleneck sweater, size L. It is now 905 yds of really soft 40% merino, 30% viscose, 20% angora, 10% cashmere yarn. I'm hoping to make Ingenue with this!

Express sweater unraveled

Express sweater yarn


Thursday, December 04, 2008


Things I've Done (In Bold)
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon - well, rode a century (100 miles on a bike)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - Richard Dryfuss at a luncheon - cool!
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Rode an elephant