Sunday, 2 January 2011

Goodbye 2010, I'll miss you!

Now that we've officially started the new year off right, it's time for a proper new year's post. Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011! I won't be doing a recap of all of my 2010 projects, if you'd like to peruse all of last year's knitting please see the FO's 2010 tab at the top of the page. Pretty much all of last year's projects have been added to the page, with a few exceptions. I have yet to blog about my Stilwell, I finished this sweater back in October, but I gave it to my sister for Christmas and haven't had the chance to do a proper FO shoot for it yet. Hopefully that will come together this week. I also knit a few pairs of simple socks and Grammy's mitts that got given away as Christmas gifts without a blog post... I've been pretty good at documenting my projects on my Ravelry project page though, so anything that I might have missed here on the blog you can find over on Ravelry.

Ah 2010, you were good to me. Last year I bought a house, my dream house, it's in our ideal neighbourhood, with perfect white and grey walls and endless possibilities. I got married, my wedding day was without a doubt the best day of my life so far. Chris and I are so happy and so lucky. I spent 18 days at my family cottage in Nova Scotia, what a treat! Last year was busy, we spent a lot of time and energy just trying to stay afloat. My biggest goal for 2011, other than the usual work hard and play hard goals, is to just enjoy the year. Sounds like a lame resolution right? But it's exactly what I need. I want to savour every day instead of wasting every day planning for the next, I want to enjoy this house that we worked so hard to find, and I want to enjoy lots of Chris and Tanis time before life sneaks up on us and we get too busy again.

Of course there are lots of plans for TFA in 2011, the first year of the Club is a big one, I'm very excited about that! We're also working on new patterns and new yarn bases and new colourways, which inevitably leads to new one of a kind colourways in the Etsy shop! Speaking of which, I've got another new addition to the o.o.a.k. Etsy shop today, a sweaters worth of a deep, blue/teal/black colourway in my Green Label Aran weight yarn. I'm ashamed to say that I've been hoarding this yarn for a while because I love the colourway so much! But I've decided to be less selfish in 2011 and share the yarn, even if it is my favorite.

Here's hoping 2011 is filled with as much happiness (but a little less chaos!) as 2010.