Looking back at the past year I've been fairly productive in knitting. The following items have come off my knitting needles in 2007:
10 Socks (pairs)
Sam the Ram
6 Hats / Bonnets
3 EZ's Surprise Baby Jacket
13 Afghan Squares
and The Swedish Thora Jacket
I also worked on several items including the Mystery Shawl and Soft Shoulders Sweater that have not been finished yet.
As I first looked back at 2007, I didn't think I had done much knitting but making a list of all the items shows I was productive. I haven't kept a list prior to this year. The blog helped me with this task. The year also included much parent care, many work trips and time spent with friends and family. I spent a lot of time fixing up the house (new furnace, air conditioner, sewer line, kitchen floor, washer and dryer, basement waterproofing, and more!) It also included a great deal of time taking silly pictures of Chief and Bert. You've all put up with these pictures and you've even been kind enough to make comments about them.
So - this was the past year. What shall the new year bring?
I am declaring 2008 "The Year of being Selfish". But this will be a good selfish. I've spent 2 years caring for Mom & Dad, work, the houses and moving, and pretty much everything but me. Last week when my tooth broke I realized I haven't taken care of myself. So- 2008 will be getting myself back on schedule with doctors, dentists, and other health related things. A couple years ago I started going to a health club, lost 35 pounds, felt much better and then the club closed. I didn't join another one because I got busy with everything else. Most of that weight is back (but not all).
So- you may hear some stories about my journey back to health but I will try to keep the posts about knitting with cats stories thrown in. To that end-
I'm spending today putting Christmas away and working on the Soft Shoulders sweater. I finished the back and started the front last week. It's going to be a cold day in Minnesota so best to stay inside and knit!