Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Knitting towards the new year

You've been quiet in the comments, friends. Like me, you've probably been busy during the holidays. Well, tonight I'm ending the year in blissful solitude! Early this afternoon Brian had the opportunity to go swimming with my neighbor friend's grandkids, spent the rest of the afternoon with Rick, then campaigned (successfully) to go to the church's New Year's Eve social. I got to stay home, enjoy a visit from my friend who is home from Saipan for Christmas (until tomorrow), ride my horse, and do some knitting – to which I will return upon finishing this post.

Since Christmas I've been working on this lacy red mohair moebius wrap for a senior friend at church, and this evening I cast on one of Romi's new patterns to join in on a New Year's Eve KAL on Ravelry.

We actually got a little sun today, after waking to more fog – and a few raindrops! We could use a lot more of those raindrops; so far we are experiencing the second driest year on record. But last year we had the second wettest year on record; that's the weather for you. We get what we get, and might as well make the best of it!

Maybe I'll head down and get chores done rather than wait until my guys get home. Then Rick and I can just enjoy some quiet couple time before turning in for the last night of 2013.

I'll be back next year, reporting from . . .


  1. Your afternoon & evening are the perfect way to ring in the New Year! We always did the church gathering to ring in the year when our kids were growing up. (For a number of years the kids all jumped into a pond at the stroke of midnight, even the year ice skimmed the top.) But now Ed hits the sack early as usual while I try to stay up knowing that the blasts, bells and horns would wake me up and ruin a good sleep.
    Happy New Year to you!

  2. Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a near perfect evening. I'm listening to the neighborhood fireworks while I cast on the first knitting project of 2014 (a prayer shawl for my Mom's church group).

  3. Now, that's my kind of New Year's Eve! I was knitting as well and managed to struggle to 10... very low key celebrating here, although I woke up this morning feeling recharged and more hopeful than I have in a long time. All my best to you and yours for a wonderful 2014, full of riding (lots), lovely ewe lambs (lots) and happiness (LOTS).

  4. praying for rain and new blessings.

  5. Thanks, everyone. Nice to be among kindred spirits who understand the draw of peace, quiet, and knitting time! ;-)

  6. Happy New Year to You. Here's looking forward to another year of interesting, inspired blogging.


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