Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 ... blessings

2010 .... seems to hold so much possibility ..... loose 20 lbs in 10 days (i wish) .... lose 10 pounds in 20 days/months (more likely and/or i wish) ..... simplify things by half (ie 20/10 = start with 20/ end with 10 = 1/2 as much now! i really should have been a math major! NOT! :) so many options, so many lists ..... so NOT FUN!!!!!

i'm really thinking that this will be a good year to slow down a bit, maybe get semi-organized by recording things as i go each week and then by the end of the year have something tangible to show for my journey ....

to leave such a trail i think i'll knit a scarf .... a single strand of silk and wool that will record in yarn overs and decreases, the highlights of each month. Then when December rolls around i'll have a very gorgeous and symbolic record of things i've learned, stories interwoven about each month, the zigs and zags of daily life, the moments i needed to rip it out and start over, the lessons learned from friends who are my lifelines in the lace of my every day living ....

would you care to join me in this endeavor ... each day is as simple or complicated as we allow life to make it ... much like the lessons of lace .... overall, things look incredibly detailed BUT when we slow down and realize that lace, and life, are constructed one row at a time, one stitch at a time ... and often there is the peace and rest of being able to get away from the 'pattern' and just let the needles knit a row, purl a row, find respite in the sanctuary of the familiar...

i'm starting with 2 skeins of a wool/silk blend in my stash .... not too thick, not to thin .... i'll probably do a bit of swatching to just see what feels right and then .... take the plunge. Actually, if you think about this it will be a Swatch Calendar that will be connected and continued from initial cast on ... to final cast off!

Happy 2010!

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