HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
First of all Happy Birthday to Cara!! She probably doesn't even know my little blog exists, but I read hers and I just wanted to say Happy Bday.
Believe it or not I have actual knitting content. I started a Bejeweled scarf before the actual knit a long started. It is for one of EJ's teachers. I did some stash busting and found a skein of Red Heart in forest green. I figured this was good enough for this teacher. Also my it helps me with my resolution to knit 15 items from my stash in 2007 before buying more yarn. Even if I did start it in 2006. I did not make it as wide as the pattern calls for (more for time then looks), but I like it skinnier. Here is the progress picture. Sorry for the shadowy picture. It was the only real sun I could find.
Seems as though I am always apologizing for my pictures.
I am glad to see 2006 go for so many reasons. The year started off with DH in Iraq. He made it home in April safe and sound. Then in May my Aunt La who was also my godmother passed away, DH left in July for 2 months for Recruiters school, we had to move from a place I loved to a place I really don't like in Sept., and let's just say life has not been fun at all since Sept. DH's job keeps him from home a lot. He works from 7:30am to around 10:00pm 6 days a week. He does get Sundays off but he is so tired he doesn't want to do much. Also in Aug. my mom had surgery, she had a hystorectomy and they removed everything since they found cancer. She had a tumor the size of a grapefruit they removed. She is doing fine now. In Dec. my brother in law accidentally shot himself in the stomach cleaning his rifle. It was a rifle equivalent to a M16. Luckily it was a through and through that missed everything. Unfortunately he ended up with an infection in the wound and they had to clean it out a second time, then when he finally was able to have stitches they got infected so they had to remove them and start packing the wound again. So far he is doing ok.
2006 did have a few high points. The first week of January I found a LYS that I just loved. The owner is so gracious and nice. I met many good friends going to her shop. That is what made moving away so hard. Also there is no LYS in my new town so it is going to be harder to meet more great friends. Anyway back to the good stuff. As I mentioned DH made it home safe in April, in May he bought me a spinning wheel. I love it, it is an Ashford Traditional. Linda(lys owner) gave me some great lessons and tips for using it and I have made some fabulous yarn. In June Ed made Staff Sergeant at work. If you are in the military you know how important this is, plus the extra money was great too. In Sept. when DH got home from school and we had to move I found out how great my friends really were. Debby was a saint and went to the Airport at the end of a Hurricane to pick Ed up for me, because we had TMO at our house packing our things. Then Linda gave me a great going away present of self dying sock yarn and roving with flash and silk in it. I have yet to use either. I am scared to mess up the roving since I am still an advanced beginner and I just haven't found the time to get my dying stuff out.
As for 2007, I am going to try my hand at Fair Isle with steeks. This scares me a little since I don't have anyone to help guide me with the process. Thankfully I have EZ and phone close at hand to call Linda. I also would like to work more on my spinning. I have discovered I am one who just wants to sit down and start spinning. I am not much for preparing the wool. I also plan on recording all of my finished projects. I am really bad at doing this. Once I finish one project I move straight to the next without writing anything down. Maybe I can actually keep up with my blog too. I sure hope so that way my friends in NC can keep up on what I am doing.
I hope you all have a happy and fruitful new year. As they say on Knitty Gritty, Knit On!!!!!