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Sunday, December 31, 2006

The end of 2006!!!!

Another year done!!

Well here we are at New Year’s Eve already! Hasn’t that gone fast!!!!!

So I thought today I’d tidy up a few loose ends on the blog and spend some time thinking about last year and getting ready for next!!!!

So, firstly a piccie of the finished Josephine as DSis is now its proud owner, and I can show it in public!

It is knitted using two strands of Cascade Eco, colour 9012 Chocolate twist on US 11 Boye interchangeable needles. The pattern is from and can be found here. It was easy to knit, and I am really pleased with the finished article, as, I believe, is DSis!!!!!

I am also now making Rogue out of the rest of the yarn (only a single strand this time) – which will also be for DSis, as the yarn was bought for her Christmas gift, so it seems only fair. She has expressed a preference for a sleeveless version though, so I am currently working out a way of finishing of the armholes. I am thinking maybe a thin twisted cable border grafted/knitted on.

My first two projects in 2007 will be a pair of Opal socks from Sensational Knitted Socks. (A slip stitch rib body), which coincidentally will (hopefully) be my entry for January for the Sockamonth challenge at my forum home!!! I am also intending to knit Fetching in an alpaca mix, which I’ve been meaning to do for ages, but as I’m typing this and can’t move my fingers due to cold, am thinking sooner is better than later! So a nice small start to the New Year!

So, plans for next year??? – Well true to form I don’t have any! – Will just play it by ear, and take it as it comes! Equally unsurprisingly I don’t have any New Year resolutions either – though I may try to think of some before the night’s out! I’d like to sort out my garden a bit, as it has become very neglected in the last couple of years. Mainly due to spring all but disappearing here in the deep South of England, and us moving from frost to heat wave in a matter of days. Consequently I move from “Doesn’t need it yet” to “Too hot to move” in the same space of time!!! This year I’d like to get over that minor hiccup!!!! Along that same vein, I’d like to get back to growing veg! I don’t know why it is that I managed to grow more when I was working than I do now I’m at home all the time, (I’m thinking laziness plays quite a factor here!), but again, I’d like to get around to giving myself a good talking to and sorting that out! That’ll do for plans, I wouldn’t want to scare myself!!!!

I have spent some time looking back over my blog from the last year! I have truly enjoyed writing it, and I hope you have enjoyed popping over to see what I’m up to! It’s a fabulous reference for weather, achievements and photos of the pooch!!! And I think I will enjoy looking back over it myself for many years to come! Without wanting to sound like an Oscar nominee, I’d just like to thank my blog and forum friends for encouraging me to try blogging, and also for the new things I have had a go at this year thanks to all your enabling encouragement. I have knitted my first lace shawl, my first sweaters in the round (YAY, I love them!) and made cheese!!! I feel honoured to be part of such a great support network and can’t wait to find out what you have in store for me next year!!!!!!

So all that remains is to wish a Happy, Healthy and Knitterly New Year, to each and every one of you and all your loved ones. I hope 2007 brings everything you wish for .


  1. What a great idea Noo, to look back on the year. Josephine is stunning, and I'm sure your version of Rogue will be equally so. I'm the same as you on the veg front. When I worked, I grew loads. Now I'm at home, nothing, nada and its something I would like to do again too. I miss my own tomatoes and making chutney out of the green ones, and all the herbs tied up in bunches drying in the kitchen. Here's to a more active but less stressful 2007 - hope its a good one, filled with many blessings and much joy. Thanks for sharing with us all!

  2. What a lovely blog! It was fascinating to read of things you would like to do more of. I share the veg growing too. Our veg garden was badly neglected last year and crops poor because of it. Hope you find a way to 'grow yer own'!
    The cardi looks fantastic by the way!

  3. Happy New Year!

    Good luck with your veg growing, you can be assured that I am at work all week and I never manage to grow any veg at all! A few herbs is all!

    Your sister's jumper is just gorgeous too :)

  4. yes i am a very luck sister. the josephine is trememdous and is really really warm (tested out on the beach on christmas day!) thanks again noo! happy new year xxxx

  5. I love the josephine jacket, it's stunning. Want one myself now ;) happy new year to you. I'm planning on a look back at last year too, that's if I can remember what I've done!!

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  8. I really like this textured cardi and the Noro cardi too. The dog is beautiful, of course. And I feel jealous of the snowy garden!

  9. Josephine is just beautiful, and i love the idea you've had for finishing an armless rogue. Hope you have a wonderful 2007 :)

  10. Wow, Josephine is just beautiful.

    Good luck with the veg growing - I grow a few bits and pieces in pots in my concrete yard and just love it - it's only enough for a few weeks of meals, but is lovely anyway!

    Happy New Year to you!

  11. Josephine is gorgeous, it doesn`t look easy to knit. I`m impressed.

    As for the veg growing, they will go nicely with the homemade cheese :-)

    Very best wishes for 2007

  12. Oh georgeous cabling.........lucky sister to have you :)


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