Ah, the end of another year. It’s been a good year, though, of that I am most sure. I’ve accomplished many things, shared many joys, shed a lot of tears, and am ready to embark on the adventure that will be 2010!
I think it’s fitting that I have one last project to share for the year.
- Project : Last FO of the Year!
- Pattern : Fake Isle Hat by Amy King
- Yarn : Cascade 220
I didn’t work the second chart repeat on the crown; the hat was starting to form a undersirable peak and I wasn’t happy with it. Still, I think it looks pretty good with just the one chart, don’t you?
I’m looking back over my blog posts for the year, taking in all the memories – both good and bad. I let go of two very good friends this year. My cat, Arwin, passed away in my arms last January. I still miss her; I look for her almost as a reflex when I go to my Mom’s house. I also had to push a dear friend away this year – not a choice that I wanted to make, but something that had to be done. I hope that she can sort out her troubles and addictions, finding a better way to live her life.
I’ve been reunited with a couple people in my life, two people who I wasn’t sure that I would ever see again. And many thanks to my muse, Kevin, for showing back up just when I needed it. Because of him my creative force has flowed back and yes, I can safely say, it’s here to stay. I’ve written the first draft of a novel, and now I’m working on my second (and hopefully a third!) I’ve also gotten back in touch with Rachael, my friend and roommate from the time I spent in New York. Even though we had our rough patches, we’re talking again and I’m so happy for that.
So, what do I want for 2010? Well, that’s easy … I want to start a family. But first, I have a feeling I have to break bad habits. I’ve picked Saturday as my First Day …. the day I truly quit smoking for good. I’m going to get the patch tomorrow on my day off. I’m not happy about this. I love to smoke SO MUCH. But I really want to get pregnant, and the first thing I need to do is get serious about getting healthy.
I want to wish you all the best for the New Year. I hope that it brings much joy and happiness, a mark that the best things are yet to come!