Oh yes, I am pumping out the posts today after days of quietness. I've been a busy bee since Christmas. You saw the hole in our wall, well it got worse and now it is better. Not watertight yet but better.
What did Santa bring me for Christmas?
Purple hair and a sniffle! (hence the tissue) (I bought myself the necklace)
I finished my 22leaves shawlette some time ago, but it was only this week that I managed to block it and weave in the ends.
This is a lovely shawl and quite easy to knit.
I love the mesh.
I love the leaves.
I love the whole shebang!
I recommend you go and knit one too, if you are a knitter. Or get a knitter to make you one if you are not a knitter. Lankakomero has some lovely patterns (this one now costs USD5 but worth it!).
Here's a few Christmas presents I made for family:
(For my sister in sin - she wanted a jellyfish)
(Sister in sin's parents' bunting)
(Bunting for aunt-in-law)
(Bunting hanging up - excuse the hole in our wall. We just took the old aircon out as it was horridly inefficient and noisy and destroying the plaster.)
Since I don't have time to do a nice retrospective of two thousand and ten, I will just grab the first prompt from reverb2010.
December 1 – One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)
2010. Craptastic. Really. People say getting cancer is a blessing "because they learn so much about themselves and what is important to them." I already knew all that stuff. Getting cancer is well, one of the worst things that can happen to one. This has been the hardest year of my life, well maybe not as bad as the year my mother died but it must give it a run for its money. Suddenly the future is taken away, the achievements of the past mean nothing... but at least I have gotten better at living in the moment. Don't let the door hit you on the butt on the way out, 2010!
2011? Fantastic. A year where medical tests show no cancer, DH settles down, we find a way to keep our marriage going with us living in different cities, we finish the renovation of the kitchen.... if we can manage that, I hope it will be a wonderful year.
Wishing you a fabulous 2011. Thanks for reading :-)