Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here I am with my biggest FO of the year 2010: Hope! She's six months old now, and such a sweet baby. We have been blessed by her and in so many other ways this year.

I managed not to post at all in 2010, for various reasons, but I want to change that this year. I enjoy the blog genre, and often compose entries to you all in my mind even though they haven't made it to the net.

With the new baby and the growing family, I find that my crafting has morphed a bit. (Making food for this hungry crew devours many a pleasant hour!)

I have accomplished some knitting this year (mostly hats and scarves), but although I spin often for a few minutes at a time, my progress is slow. And I find myself wanting to branch a bit.... drawing and mixed-media are attracting me, and I've started keeping an art journal.

so this years aspirations are:

to blog as I have time and inclination

to continue my art journal---it helps empty my brain of all its teeming ideas!

to make cards with my artwork and send notes to friends and loved ones

to accomplish some of the spinning for other people that I've promised to do

to make socks... I have joined Janel Laidman's sock clubs... the first time I'll use storebought yarn in a while, but there's no shame in that, is there? :-) Since spinning is more of a process than a product for me right now, if I want to knit, then that's the way to go!

I don't know if anyone will even notice this post after sooooo long away... but if you do, I'd love it if you'd say hi and let me know how things are with you, and what you are hoping to accomplish in this new year.

"Love and joy come to you
And to you your wassail too
And God bless you and send you a
Happy New Year"