Even though I am usually a bit melancholy right after Christmas, it's also a good time for me to relax, look ahead, and think about any changes I want to make. Improving my financial stability, i.e., eliminating debt, is always at the top of my list. Crafting and knitting and decluttering are also usually on the list as well. This year I want to make more garments for myself that aren't accessories. I love wearing cardigans, so that's what I want to focus on making. I made a shrug type sweater that I enjoy wearing, but I don't think it's going to hold up well, as I knit it in Baby Alpaca Grande, which, while extremely soft, pills terribly. So it is going to fall in the accessory category, especially since I can only wear it when it's really cold.
So I've decided I want to knit a couple of beautiful yet practical sweaters that can be part of my everyday wardrobe. And since I got a really nice gift certificate for yarn from my husband for Christmas, this is a good time to begin. I'm looking at a couple of different patterns. Here are the ones on my possibility list:
Of course, instead of starting any of these patterns, or indeed, using any of the patterns I already own, I have been buying individual patterns through the
On a completely different topic, I just finished reading a post about how taking and sharing pictures have changed over the years, and it really got me thinking. Blogging feels like having a bunch of pen pals to me. I get to read about and see pictures of an amazing number of places I'd never get to see otherwise, and I get to know some amazing people I will probably never meet face to face. Kind of cool, isn't it? Thanks, Stephanie V!
So, speaking of photos, i want to share this photo of my oldest daughter, Meredith, and her fiancé.