It must be that I am getting older. The years just seem to fly by. 2010 started out with big changes. My company went down the tubes and our division was sold off. I was laid off three months later. Looking for a new job has been daunting. But it’s been amazing in the sense that I have found out what my true priorities are and just how you can not only survive but thrive with less.
I have spent a lot more time at the studio. And loving every minute of it! I knitted like a mad woman from Thanksgiving. A shawl and hat for my daughter, a matching hat for her boyfriend.
A dead fish hat for my brother-in-law. (We have had a fishing theme present thing going for a long time).
And then two weeks before Christmas I found this beautiful pattern for a cowl vest that I just knew my sister would love. We had this bounty of gorgeous BFL hanging around the studio forever and I just knew it was perfect for this vest.
When I came to Wednesday knitting two weeks before Christmas and showed the ladies of the group the pattern and asked if they thought I could complete this in two weeks – they just laughed. But I did it! My sister was thrilled and it fit beautifully.
The hardest part was finding the right buttons!
But now that the rush is over I am searching for the next project. Time to browse Ravelry I guess.
I also spent a lot of time baking and cooking over the past two weeks. I am really enjoying baking breads and bagels. This week I made french baguettes which turned out fantastic and then I had to make onion soup to go with them. Double YUM! Now it’s time to jump back on the healthy eating train and dump the 5 pounds I gained with all the eating this past week.
First Saturday happens to fall on New Year’s Day this year, so I expect it to be quiet at the studios. But I will be there just in case anyone wants to come and hang out. We are going to do a pot luck up on the third floor so if you do stop by and the door is closed, come on up, grab some food and say hi!
I am not one for resolutions, but I do need to get a lot of spinning done. And my sister got me a Bond Knitting Machine for Christmas, so I want to learn how it works and hopefully get it working. And of course I want to find a wonderful job!
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful and prosperous New Year!