Upon Reflection

Back in January of 2007, I posted my New Year’s Resolutions. With the exception of the yoga, I think I did fairly well. I wrote, a lot–174 blog posts and a 50,000 word novel. And I knitted–a lot. Based on the success of last years resolutions, I present you with NYR08.

1. More reading/better writing. Being surrounded by language is essential for good writing and, since my ultimate goal is to improve my writing, that means more reading. Perhaps I will feature a reading list in my sidebar. I want to be funnier in my writing, too. My NaNo was dark and kind of depressing. So I am going to strive this year to infuse my writing (and my life) with a bit more humor and silliness. Also, I will endeavor for better story telling on my blog. Yes, I posted 174 times, but a good portion of those posts (especially recently) read like crappy newspaper stories. I would like to thank all those who have continued to read my blog in spite of all the drek I’ve posted.

2. More Yoga. I know I resolved to do more yoga last year, but if I don’t put it out there, I won’t do it. I’m going to shoot for two sessions a week.

3. More Knitting. In 2008, I would like to tackle color-work, like this, perhaps. Also, I would like to attempt lace knitting. Maybe something like this. Lastly, part of me feels like I’m not truly a Knitter until I’ve knitted an adult-sized sweater. So this is on my list, too.

I’d like to leave you with my favorite moment from my favorite TV show this year. In the best ever Doctor Who episode, Blink, the Doctor explains the true nature of Time.

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non linear, non subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibblely wobbly timey wimey… stuff.”

Happy New Year, everybody!


A Year of Knitting


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It’s Caturday and rainy here–a perfect day for knitting. I will probably work on

a furry scarf to go with

a furry hat (it’s done, but needs elastic or something)

E’s socks in the Killer Bees colorway from the Yarn Pirate
and maybe even the first learning sock from Cat Bordhi’s new book (now that I’ve got a proper set of stitch markers for it)!


Thank you ATC

NPR’s All Things Considered featured today a much needed and happy diversion from the horrible and sad news of the moment.


Pray for Peace

I really wanted to do a post today, but the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has kept me glued to the crap news coverage on CNN and MSNBC. There’s plenty I want to say about it, but I feel completely at a loss for words. Therefore, I direct you to my Totally Awesome Sister’s blog where she has not only succinctly summed up the tragedy, but in describing her own feelings about it, has surprisingly mirrored my own.

Now, I’m going to go take an infusion of wool. Here, would you like some?

holiday cheer

A Very Knitterly Christmas

Hope you got everything you wanted for Christmas!


Two Things

1. My friend Jen won a contest. Yay! Check out the 12 Knits of Christmas!

2. The Yarn Harlot was mentioned today in the New York Times as the coiner of the word Kinnear (v).

cute kids

A Teaching Moment

Isaac: Hey mommy! Cable rhymes with…  uh… Duck!

Mommy: Um, no.

holiday cheer

Midwinter Greetings

The Winter Solstice was marked this morning, December 22, at 1:08 am EST, as the sun reached its lowest point in the sky for the year. Human beings have observed this moment for thousands of years and cultures the world over universally celebrate something having to do with the return of the sun in some incarnation or another. What ever the name of your winter festival, may the sun smile on you and yours as we gather together in peaceful reflection and joyous celebration.


That Was Fast

It’s now a big black star-shaped blob of an albatross around my neck. It must be a new record.