I really enjoyed the Lincoln Centre tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on TV. At midnight, we opened our little bottle of sparking wine and toasted in the new year.
2012 was mostly good to us. Skip's health is back to normal. Scooter is well ensconsed at university. I am very content. We are looking forward to what lies ahead for us in 2013.
I didn't do as much knitting in 2012 as I have done in the past as my crafting attention was spread out among knitting, spinning, weaving and stitching. However, knitting is still my No. 1 preferred past-time.
I completed my Lehe Shawl lap blanket on New Year's Day and blocked it yesterday on the floor of Scooter's bedroom.
It's plenty big enough to drape over my knees while at the computer, to snooze under and to fold into a big triangle and wear as a shawl as originally intended.
Felted Clogs using grey and multicoloured Sandnes Fritidsgarn. The pattern and yarn have been in my stash for several years. I may have made the wrong size.
On the 'missionary' front, I may have another convert for our happy, fibrey fold. Suzanne was intrigued with my teaching at Continuing Ed. where she is an administrator and taught herself how to knit on the weekend using Knitting Help dot com videos. She's a maniac and knit through two balls of chunky yarn, creating a moss stitch scarf.
She actually likes knitting alternating with purling so yesterday we went to Soper Creek Yarn to find her appropriate yarn for a linen stitch scarf. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out for her. I have my own linen stitch UFO scarf to complete which I've hauled out of the 'closet of shame'.
While at the yarn shop I purchased a skein of Hand Maiden Sea Lace (70% silk/30% sea cell) in the November Sky colourway. This is an approximate depiction of the colourway - although not the correct yarn.