Another year closes and before I put it fully behind me I’ll spend part of today looking through my journal, looking through past blog posts, my Ravelry project folder and listening to some nice jazz.
One thing apparent is that I did accomplish my goal of 10 shawls in 2010. Here is the last one finished. The pattern is 198 Yards of Heaven and the yarn is Lost City Knits Worsted Merino/Silk in a colorway I dyed special to go with my mother’s winter dress coat. It turned out nicely. That’s me modeling it, not Mom.
My daughter Hillarey and I took gifts out to my folks on Christmas Eve. Dad took a good photo of the three generations and then I snapped a quick photo of Dad as he was getting on Facebook. Yep, my 84 year old father is on FB! I think that’s pretty cool.
While I did finish more lace than you can shake a stick at in 2010, I also finished a few other knitted items like several pairs mittens, and made some progress on a nice sweater. What’s still on the needles? Where do I want my knitting to go in 2011?
Good questions. As are what are my goals beyond knitting and dyeing? What about the garden and flower beds and the farm in general? What books do I want to read? Where do I want to travel? What about my spiritual life and personal life? What do I not want to repeat in 2011? What valuable things did I learn in 2010?
Are you Dear Readers making any goals for the upcoming year? Are you reviewing the past year? Are you writing things down?
One of the most enjoyable things about 2010 was reading blogs and sharing blogs I enjoy with other people. Thank you to all my online friends!