Saturday, January 9, 2010

Norway Out

"Thanks Auntie Michele for my very own hat! 
I can take it off all by myself! I'm a big boy!"

"Thanks Auntie Michele for my hat! Will you buy me a car? 
No, a real one."

I sent Mr K his hat for his birthday. They sent me a picture of Corey wearing it & it's too big & he looks pissed. So, I made Corey a hat for his birthday. Yes, the guilt worked. ;)

"What is it? I'm scared!"
"Smoothie, don't get too close, it might eat you!"
"Yeah, Mom calls it a 'black hole!' "
"She said, 'Shish Coom Bah, who knew Stockinette could be so blah...'"
"Yeah, then Dad laughed."

The Norwegian KAL started New Year's Day (midnight Oslo time). It's been lots of fun seeing everyone's progress. I'm glad lots of other people were in stockinette hell with me. Wow, I forgot how much I dislike doing it. Now that I'm in the color work, I'm enjoying it. I ripped out the color work twice. Still not thrilled, but hoping blocking evens everything out.

2009 Wrap Up

I was reflecting on 2009 and have to say it was a good year.

I finished The Princess!

Finishing The Princess was definitely a highlight!

Dyeing yarn and having 'beginner's luck' was also a highlight.

Not to mention Corey being born.

I got full range motion back in my right arm & shoulder. Realized my headaches were a result of my neck being out. 

The biggest highlight.
I was sitting on my couch, holding the tv remote, half watching tv & half wishing the KAL would hurry & start, when Wooly walks up to me. I held up the remote to give it to him, he motioned me to scoot over. I got scared thinking this either means tickle attack or bad news.

He says, "I want to tell you something... You know, I've been waiting my whole life for this... I'm very happy with where we 'are' right now and have YOU to thank for it."

I say, "What?! WOW! I can't believe it! Say it again!"


You know, we want to know we're loved & appreciated. Men, you need to say it out loud. Eating all your food off your plate isn't enough. Tell your better half that you love & appreciate her. Just do it. Now.

Onward to 2010

New Years Day my amaryllis just started to open up. Today it looks like this.

I'm hoping this year will be a great year too.

I'm looking forward to finishing Whistler (the black hole).

The Wedding Ring Shawl is being reissued. (I'm very curious about the cashmere.)

And I hope to make great progress on The Queen. (I'm still knitting the edge points. Don't know why that's so hard for me! But, I'm over half done.)

So, cheers to 2010!
I've been saying, "Here's to a new decade!"
Wooly corrected me, I guess the new decade starts next year. I still don't get it, but guess it really doesn't matter.

Happy Knitting! :)


Anne said...

2009 was a great year for you!

I look forward to seeing all of your FO's for 2010, hearing stories about your nephews, and watching to see how many sets of pipes Wooly buys LOL!!!!

Marina said...

Be happy they appreciate and wear handknits. My kids prefer store bought! More time to knit for ME.

Aww! That was so nice of Wooly. What does he want ;-)

Brigitte said...

2009 was a great year for you! You've done some amazing work. You know, I'm noticing the same thing with Princess Line - I'm finding the yarn much more "springy" than I'm used to. I worry my floats may be a bit long! But blocking cures all. Well, almost all.

Aw, Wooly! That's so sweet!

Lorraine said...

Michele- Wooly is a keeper.

The little hat is adorable- well done.

Sonya said...

Wooly is definitely a keeper! I love that you held up the remote. I do the same thing. Your nephews are growing so fast. I hope you won't be in the black hole of stockinette for too long. I never cease to be amazed by the Princess!

bev said...

Princess is beautiful! And Mr. K is a cutie.
Hope your new year is a wonderful and your past year.
Happy knitting to you too!

carolyninalaska said...

What a great year for you!
All the photos are wonderful... the little hat and Princess, and your Amaryllis too. We still don't have the amount of sun you have in December coming in our windows in February! I do miss the sun this far north...