Friday, January 02, 2009
The whole holiday season and 08'. Good riddance I say. Although there were a few positive things about last year there were also some really trying moments. I don't know if this year will be better but I hope my stress level will start to come down a little.
Still picking away at the lace stole for my X-Mil. I knew it wouldn't be done for X-mas, though I had hoped to be a little further along than where I am. It's getting there though, the pattern repeats are easy, almost monotonous. The pics really don't show how pretty the color is. I'm sure once it's blocked and all the colors will really pop.
I have a few things that are a little more "instant gratification" in mind for some new knitting. I also started a new "at work" sock to work on during my lunch hour. It's Opal Hundertwasser in a crazy yellow color. I'm going with a simple garter rib pattern. The colors of this yarn really speak for themselves.
Ok, let's review the year past:
Mr. Larj losing his job
Mr. Larj working sporadically
My tendinitis moving to new and interesting locations in my body
My parents slowly declining
Deep dark depression tapping on my shoulder
My friend Cyndi moving to D.C.
Increased isolation in my world (see above two points)
Watching the economy in Michigan implode
Seeing Apocalyptica three times!
I'm still working and enjoying my work
My dog is still healthy
Mr. Larj and I are still relatively healthy
We are still in our home
I was able to visit Cyndi in D.C. and experience a new place
I have a major yarn stash (with lots of sock yarn)
My parents are still with us
There is some semblance of balance. I guess my Irish blood leans towards melancholy. Lets hope for a better year for all of us.
I'll leave you with a vid taken New Years Eve at midnight at the end of my driveway. A little fireworks and a little gunfire all mixed in.