I don’t think there are many of us who can say we had a fantastic year in 2010. Although it has certainly been an interesting one in many respects.
On a personal level, the happenings of the last few days of this year portent much better conditions for 2011. I do hope the same for everyone.
The wedding was lovely. My sister looked so beautiful, and so happy. Everyone was very happy.
I got yarn! It was great… :0
My children arrived for their Christmas break. I’m ecstatic to have them with me again. We drove back to Wellington. I got sick. I could do nothing but lie on the sofa. I felt like death. I did not knit for two days; that’s a record.
Then it was Christmas. The children loved their presents. Santa remembered I like yarn. Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed. 🙂
I got my knitting mojo back and ignored the annoying, horrid, red glove. Instead, I focused on finishing my daughter’s shrug/scarf.
She likes it!
I designed it based on her specifications which I wrote about here a while ago. I like the details:
It’s in Shepherd Baby Wool Merino, a 4 ply (fingering) yarn. She thoroughly approves the lack of itch and its pretty softness. Phew! Something that she likes. At last.
Then I decided to tackle the annoying, horrid, red glove again. It fought me all the way. But now it’s done.
I’m only aggrieved it took so long to knit a pair. It’s not a joke to have to knit the equivalent of six separate gloves to get a pair that match. But, they are very pretty and my friend had.better.like.them!
I’m very pleased I’ve managed to finish these last two projects though. They’ve been particularly challenging to complete on various levels. Now I have a clean slate to start the new year with other projects that have started banking up because of the delay caused by my difficulty in getting these gloves out.
I still like the yarn (The Wool Co. possum merino), even though the project drove me to distraction. So much so that I got more yarn to make myself something in it next winter. Although it won’t be gloves.
I hope you had a lovely holiday break and that your year-end preparations are going well.
All the best for a happy, knitty new year.