Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Well, after a brief hiatus to celebrate and regroup I am back. The Christmas decorations are put away, most of the holiday treats have been eaten (or will be thrown away tomorrow) and I am ready to face the new year. Speedy B asked me this morning if I was happy it was 2007. My response was it is just another year, but of course that is not true. Each January 1st brings with it the hope that in a new year I will be able to....fill in the blank. So it is with anticipation that I begin 2007 with the following ... spiritual goals, a list of books to read, projects to knit, home projects to complete, and of course health to improve.

During the break I was able to read, I finished a series of "spy thrillers" a friend from church recommended. They reminded me why I don't read that type of book anymore. Books like that, for me, tend to be all consuming, but when I reflect on what I have read there is not much remembered. Other than good wins out over evil the books don't have many redeeming qualities. If I am going to spend my time reading, I want it to edify my life. So when I finished the last spy novel, I went back to my classics. I am now almost finished with Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I will give a review in a future post.

I also completed my second pair of socks. They were so fun to knit...and quick just what I like, immediate gratification. If I had been able to just sit and knit I would have finished them in a few days.

I used Socks that Rock by Blue Moon Fiber. The color is Xmas Rock. The yarn is absolutely wonderful to knit with and the hank probably had enough yarn to complete another set of socks.
I have also begun a baby afghan for a friend. It is the softest pink, just almost white. I am doing a feather and fan pattern that is going fairly quickly. But now that I am back to "real life" I am worried about finding spare time to complete it.
Happy New Year!


Beth said...

Nice to see you back. You were missed. The socks look lovely - very comfy.

Happy New Year!

Thailand Gal said...

The socks are great! Just passing by and was intrigued by the name of your blog. :)



Malissa said...

I love those socks!

I am JUST trying to learn how to knit--I'll probably never figure socks out.
Good job!