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Monday, January 01, 2007

Into 2007

2006 is over.

Of that, I think, I am glad.

One full year of blogging is behind me. I have enjoyed my first year of blogging. I have enjoyed becoming a part of this on air community. I was going to say virtual community but I know that, even though I have never physically met most of you, you are not virtual! At least I hope none of you are!! (Not that I would discriminate.) I never realized that a caring, supportive community can be there if you dare to put yourself out there. In sharing with you I have been able to share more in my off air (or real life) community. I have started being able to open myself up and allow others in more easily.
Why?
Hmmm......
Perhaps through sharing my thoughts and accompishments in this non-threatening environment I have started to realize that I am not alone. I have found out that others go through the same types of ups and downs that I do.
Thank you all for the support you have given me in 2006. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me too!
I feel that my knitting has improved over the year because of the influence of you all. I have become more concerned with perfection and, if this is even possible, less negative about my work. Yes, I think that can be so. I do not accept shoddy work from myself anymore but I do not berate myself if I need to frog and restart. I think that in not putting shoddy work out to the world I show the world that I think highly of myself and therefore others respect me and my work more. Make sense to you?


So we start again.
Another year.
2007
A full 12 months lay ahead of us full of potential and promise.

Is this a thing to be looked forward to or a thing to dread? I guess it depends on who you are. Me, I am going to approach it with an open attitude and curiosity.

I was forced to finally leave a very negative work situation in 2006. I find myself in much more positive work situations now. I look forward to just enjoying work in 2007, and in doing so, having a much happier personal life.

Knitting: I currently have 3 UFO's. One is the poncho I started over the summer.

I will finish it before the temperatures are such that I can wear it. The second is a sweater I am knitting for Patrick to replace the scritchy one.

Once his sweater is finished I have promised Rhea that I will knit her some leggings. The third is a pair of socks for a friend. Gotta finish those soon!

Knitting I want to do this year include:
1. a large knit tree sculpture
2. a birthday sweater for a family member (who shall remain unnamed!) 3. a cable sweater for me!
4. a cropped cardigan for Rhea .
I am sure there will be more but I think that gives me a good start.

I hope all of you have a great year of knitting and of love and laughter. Remember, as I will try to, the things that are important in life. Remember to be curious.
Remember you are cared for.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Grats on your anniversary and happy new year!

Charity said...

Sounds like you have some good plans for the next year, Martina. Happy New Year to you and all of yours! :0)

Dipsy D. said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I love your UFOs, especially the sweater looks amazing!
Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Happy blogiversary and a Happy New year!