“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”
~ Steven Spielberg
*Insert something thought-provoking and profound here*, is what I THINK I should be writing today. ‘Happy New Year, y’all’ is pretty much as deep as it gets at this moment. The head cold I have has been kicking my butt. I am going to do some reading today, I promised myself that.
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I don’t believe in making resolutions. I do believe in setting goals, and taking inventory on where you are in your life vs. where you want to be. This is more of my New Year tradition, if you will. When I’m feeling up to it, I will write up my goals for this year. Elizabeth, V. 2013.
What are your goals?
One of the things I’ve been trying to do is use stash yarn. The aforementioned hat for D’s boss (from last post) is done, will update with a pic soon. I should call it the ‘ridiculously-easy-colorwork-hat’ because that’s pretty much what it is. Fun, fun fun. I immediately had to make another one, but wanted to show off a color-changing yarn, and I had this lovely little ball of Kureyon laying around. So I made myself this one (please excuse the pic of my goofy, sick self that my Sydney took of me yesterday!).
~*These are my angry eyes*~
I’m going to call it ‘Deaver’, since it is Master William’s last name, it seemed fitting.
This morning I finished up the first of my Roxie Mitts, which will be released with the cloche when I get the pattern all written up.
This is my version, a full sized, womens’ mitten. Sydney’s will be sweet little fingerless gloves.
I was also greeted with a really nice surprise this morning, from David.
This is the Khaleesi Corset advertisement that Jocelyn created for her kit at Dubai Knits. He just thought it was so cool that she had made this and wanted to create a nice memory for me. I was pretty tickled that he went through the trouble, and I love it!
Today I also get to hang up my Jonas Gerard calendar. His work is indeed very thought-provoking, and if you ever take a visit to Asheville, NC his gallery is absolutely worth the visit. He is mostly known for his extremely bright abstract paintings (as portrayed here), but I really think he has something for everyone. He also does sculpture, mixed-media work, among others. I’ve had the opportunity to meet him, and he reminds me of a Buddha, but looks more like Jerry Garcia. Really neat guy, check out his site above.
I am wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year, filled with lots of love and surprises! Be well and live.
Until next time, ~E