Here We are Again Facing a New Year

Here we are again facing the start of a new year. I will choose to be an optimist and look for the good I hope for in the days ahead. There is always both good and bad but I find it’s healthier to focus on and be thankful for the positive and pray for strength to get through the negative. So, welcome, 2023!

I am making plans for the coming year this weekend. I have twenty festivals and a possible trunk show on the schedule. We are also ordering yarn to dye for spring/early summer shows. Jerry is busy on the lathe in the wood shop at the moment making more Darning Eggs and Nostepinnes. (Note this picture was from a few months ago, we don’t have leaves on the trees here at the moment).

I probably should be knitting some new samples for the booth soon, but for the moment I think I will finish my Cables and Lace Blanket first. I am on the last skein of yarn so it shouldn’t take much longer. I am not decided on what my next booth sample will be. I am still considering designing a shawl but we will see.

I did get all the Christmas knitting done in time.

They were very well received.

In fact one of my daughters hinted that that hat would be perfect for her to “borrow”. I volunteered to make her one to which she didn’t say no, LOL. So, I took the day after Christmas off, a well earned break I decided, and made one for her too. This is the Hot Waffles pattern again and I do highly recommend this one for a quick, fun knit.

We had a nice holiday gathering with lots of good food and presents. I am afraid that I am terrible at getting pictures while people are here. I received lots of useful and fun stuff. I picked a few out myself, which were some new large ceramic mixing bowls for bread rising and a larger pizza stone. I also got the classic Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking 2 volume set. I also got a candle, framed pictures of two of my grands, handmade lotion bar and body balm made by my daughter. I love this by the way. I use it all the time.

Here’s the one thing I got that was really fun and I actually have a picture handy. It’s that Rush sticker on my window. Love!

Okay, I will close for now. It’s just three of us here tonight. I promised my 12 year old son that I would make pizza. Maybe I’ll even take a picture of my new pizza stone in action! See you soon. Happy New Year!

9 thoughts on “Here We are Again Facing a New Year

  1. Happy New Year!

  2. Did your daughter get to choose the yarn for her new hat? What a great and responsive mom!

    1. Nah, I just pulled something out of the stash that I know is in her color wheel house. She’s a knitter, too, but it’s nice to have someone else knit for you. Like when you have a home cooked meal that you didn’t make.

  3. 20 festivals!! That’s a lot of travel. All while raising kids. That’s amazing! Wishing you much success in 2023. Your blanket is beautiful,

    1. Thank you!

  4. Ooh look at you being fancy and making mitts with half fingers! They look fabulous! I just get so annoyed with knitting fiddly little fingers.

    1. Yeah I tend to go for the mitt style ones for that reason. I do like wearing the finger style ones though so I have done them quite a few times. Also these were by request so…:-)

  5. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!🥂

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