Sunday, January 8, 2012

A new year ahead.

It's been a while since I posted but sometimes life gets in the way of blogging and personally I think that ok! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and start to the new year.  Ours was nice, lots of time spent with family and just relaxing being together. While usually most of the Christmas gift giving goes towards things for our daughter, this year I asked for some craft things for myself and I got them!  I am now the proud owner of a ball winder and swift for turning hanks of yarn into lovely workable yarn cakes! It's wonderful! I'm so thankful that my hubby decided to go all the way to Old Delhi to the crowded old markets to get it for me. My sister in law also bought me a hot glue gun which I had been missing in my crafting tool arsenal.  Today on a whim I took it out and made a satin ribbon flower pin: 
I also got some yummy bamboo circular knitting needles, some Tunisian crochet hooks a flexible bodkin and other crafting goodies I had ordered from Pony with some wonderful ladies from Ravelry. I was so happy with them I wish I had ordered more! I cast on Summer Flies on my new needles almost right away! It felt so nice to work with bamboo in my hands instead of the cold metal. I finished it and here is how it turned out. I'm not over the moon about it by any means. I wish I had made it in a solid color. I love the look of variegated yarns when I buy them but not as much in their finished objects. It's alright but not my favorite.

This year my hubby and I started the year by cleaning out the house a bit. I feels really good to start the year off getting rid of the clutter and starting fresh.  I cannot say that the job is finished yet but I feel inspired to keep going and that is half the battle for me. I don't really like to make resolutions but I do have general hopes for the new year. I hope this year is filled with gratefulness, for the things we have, things we get to do, and the people we love. 

Do you make resolutions? How did you start your year?


  1. I too don't make strict resolutions.. more like wishes for the new year. I wish to craft from stash this year..only buying supplies if absolutely necessary. :-) lets see how that goes..

  2. The "summer Flies" wrap turned out really well....looking gorgeous...and the satin flower pin looks cute too....wish I could make one...don't have patience :-)...


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