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.
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.
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.