Hello all - I'm still here! Two days after Christmas Day, I woke up with the start of the cold/crud thing that everyone seems to be getting, has, or has finally gotten over. Weird, too, since usually I can feel things coming on in one way or another, but this was a complete surprise. The worst part is that although I feel better than I did, I don't feel like I'm making great progress, even with the help of prescription meds. Since everyone I know (including my dr) has said this hangs on for a longer time than expected, I'm hoping it will eventually leave and not turn in to anything worse. But wow, do I feel awful!
In any event, I'm sure I'll survive, and I'm glad I'm not any sicker than I am. So time to move on and talk about something else, right?
From what I have heard, everyone enjoyed the knits I gifted them for Christmas. I even received photographic proof for two of them!
This is my great-nephew Zach in the hat I made for him with the colors of the Baltimore Orioles. My niece Liz posted this picture on Facebook on Christmas Day, and said he wore it outside to play first thing after opening gifts. (Personally, I hope he removed the gift tag, LOL!)
Then there is Patrick, my niece Amanda's husband (they are the ones with the family house in Rehoboth). He posted this picture on Facebook, saying it was his favorite Christmas gift.
He also said his friends have given him lots of compliments and asked if I had a website where they could buy one. I find that hysterical.
But it's always nice to see pictures of gifts you've made for someone. I always figure that even if they wear it for the photo only, and then give it away, they went out of their way to acknowledge your efforts.
I've also been thinking about what I want to do in 2017 in various areas. I'm deciding on my One Little Word. I've decided that for the most part, I'm going to knit for myself, The Tim, or for our house this year. For the knitting that I do, 99% I give away. Which is fine, but I really want to make some things for ME! In that spirit, I did start a pair of socks on January 2.
I'm at the heel flap now, so they are moving along very well. There are several other knits rattling around in my brain that I want to try and make a list so I'll remember what they are, and try to make some of those. And of course, I'll still make things for others and for donation, but I think I deserve some stuff for myself. :-)
I am also thinking of some additional goals for myself this year, and want to narrow it down to those I am most interested in achieving. I do better with goals than resolutions, because to me they do not seem as restrictive. I realize it's as much psychology and semantics as anything else, but it works better so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
That's about it for now. I'm planning to share my 2016 knitting wrap up, reading wrap up, and Harry's Hundred wrap up with you soon, and who knows what other golden nuggets from my brain will come along?
I hope that 2017 is treating you well so far - it has been so far, so good for us. There is plenty that I am not looking forward to (aka the ascendancy of The Orange One and his bros), but I'm going to try and not let that define things for me, at least not at the moment.
Sometimes, you have to hunker down into yourself to stay sane ...