Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Well here is the first post of 2007. I did make two New Year's resolutions this year. As my one regular reader knows I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes. So my resolution is to get both of them under control this year and (hopefully) to be off medication by the end of the year. I already added some extra walking to my day today by walking back and forth to the laundry room down the street instead of driving.

My second resolution has to do with this

I have ALOT of yarn and ALOT of projects planned. I don't NEED to buy more yarn right now, I need to start making some of these projects I've had on deck for ummm sometimes several years. Most of these are things I want to make for me. 2006 was supposed to be the year of selfish knitting but that didn't work out so well. In fact that didn't work out at all. So while I do have things I want to make for other people in mind this year I also want to make something for myself. I'm thinking I will stick to some socks for now since I will need a smaller size sweater after resolution number 1.

Oh and to start the new year off right in blogland.... Here is an actual picture of actual KNITTING! (I know the shock may be too much so take a moment if you need to).

I made this sweater for my niece's second birthday. Right now she can wear it as a jacket but I wanted it large so she could wear it for a while. The yarn is Bernat Denimstyle (and it came from the stash - I bought it a few years ago while she was still in utero with plans for a different sweater).

I don't think you can tell in this picture but the buttons are little armadillos.