Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Goodbye 2007, Hello 2008


=====Happy New Year To all=====
Originally uploaded by miracle moods

I saw this picture on flickr and got to use it here, thanks to a creative commons license. There is a poem with the photo, which you can see by clicking on it, but allow me the first line:

New years are a chance for a beginning
Even when there hasn't been an end.

2007? It was a mixed bag.

The Good:
My spinning improved. I taught kids to knit and spin. I had some knitting patterns published. I fell in love with sock knitting. The Tour de Fleece was great. I reconnected with the lovely and talented Brooke.

The Bad:
I started to get homesick for the great Northwest. I had some terrible jobs and quite a bit of unemployment.

The Ugly:
A big relationship ended. Some loneliness entered the equation.

Looking forward to 2008 I am excited about making a fresh start. I feel a little like that sprout coming out of the tree. I am perhaps too old for some of my dreams, but I can still grow. I am retiring some old ideas and adopting new ones.

The Plan:
I am moving to Portland in the spring! I am going to live the Good Life.

The Dream:
Expand my time and energy in the passion for all things fiber. Like, getting more patterns published, meeting more knitters, having more crafty adventures, etc.

I don't have to explain crafty adventures, do I?

The Real:
I have a lot of knitting to do if I'm going to make a dent in the ever growing sock yarn stash.

4 comments:

Anne said...

Sock yarn doesn't count as stash! Until you have to hand it over to the movers, I guess. Happy 2008!

Stacey Wasko said...

I hear ya about the stash. I'm always buying yarn I love and never knit enough to make up for it! Happy knitting and may those dreams come true!

Becky said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I'm thouroghly hooked. My plan for the new year is to emerse my self in fiber as well. I'm signing up for a spinning course and will hopefully join the Tour de Fleece this year. (I love to bike as well.)
Happy New Year to you!
Becky

sopranospinner said...

Well, we'll miss you here in L.A. We're always talking about moving back east, but the Business drags us back in every time. Hope you keep the blog!