And don't let the door knob hit you on your way out! This has been our most challenging year health wise since 2007. That year, I had my kidney transplant (2 hospitalizations), my mother had multi-bypass heart surgery and my father died. I've spent so much time in hospitals this year, I can tell you which day the cafeteria has the best food, the days the best nurse/tech teams work, where to get the best parking at any time of the day, and where the short cuts through the hospital are located.
On the up side I did get more knitting and crocheting done than I'd realized. I got 40 hats done for our church's hat ministry. My goal was to get one hat done for each week since we started. We started meeting in April and we turned them in December 1.
I knit 2 Sundry's. I rarely knit or crochet anything twice because there are so many patterns I want to make but this one is fun and addicting. I'm seriously considering a third. I have a Zauberball in shades of black and grey that I'd like to combine with red or black.
I wrote my first crochet pattern for sale, although it's not published yet. I hope to release it early next year.
I used my knitting machine to make 3 Rayures for my sisters for Christmas. It's a fun pattern and takes very little time using the machine. All that stockinette by hand would have driven me crazy. I used Michael's Loops and Threads Woolike. I love this yarn. It's size 1 with a generous 678 yards per skein. It an 85/15 acrylic-nylon blend and looks and feels like wool. It's also less than $3.00 per skein. Each scarf uses very little yarn so I've got plans to make a few more.
I no longer work or teach at the shop and I miss it, but I doubt that in the near term life is going to ease up enough to allow me to return.
Tomorrow, I'll get pics up for this post.
Harold and I wish you a healthy Happy New Year!