Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 31, 2012

Decision Time. Or Happy New Year's Eve!


I had hoped to spend the day cleaning in preparation for the new year, but instead I did a lot of playing around with yarn and patterns. And now my house is looking pretty messy and it's still not clean. Oh well, there's always tomorrow. Or next year, as the case may be.

Decided that this project did not work with this yarn, so despite being almost done, I decided to frog it.


I think the yarn would work better in a baby blanket instead of a baby garment. It's Mission Falls 1824 Wool, which is more Aran weight than worsted, at least when I use it.


Can't decide which of these three patterns to use for Steve's scarf. Any advice?

Mini Herringbone, Rick Rack, or Reversible Cable. I'm using Cascade 220, if that helps.


I went through seven binders of patterns today, made sure they were all in Ravelry and/or my GoodReader, and then pared the paper copies down to two binders. I felt great, until I found the large suitcase full of yarn that Meredith had given me from her stash that I had forgotten about. Sheesh.


So Stephanie and I left the mess and met Melissa at Fellini's for a Greek salad and pizza. The house wasn't any cleaner when I got home, so I made chocolate peppermint cookies. Yum.


Hope 2013 is a sweet year for us all!


PS: I love my craft room! I've been in it all evening, sorting, labeling, and resorting. Pictures soon!



  1. I think you ended 2012 the perfect way, with family, organizing and relaxation.
    Here is to 2013,

  2. Make the Reversible Cable scarf. That's my vote.

  3. Happy New Year!

    I hope the house cleaned itself for you so you can have a duplicate day today!

  4. Happy New Year, Rose!

    Glad I'm not the only one celebrating by frogging LOL

  5. I have to vote for the rickrack scarf. It is adorable and yet manly!.