Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Out with the old, in with the new...

I'm looking forward to 2009. I'm hoping for many eccentric, funny and improbable moments. Parts of this year have been unexpectedly and discombobulatingly grim, thanks to the hand that fate deals sometimes. I'm determined that the new year will be lighter, more frivolous and without too many sideswiping events directed by chance and the inevitable vagaries of life and death.

People here have been invaluable in providing a gentle cushion during the grimmer moments, but it's been those who are far, far away who have touched and moved me with their consistent good humour, optimism, conversation and friendship. They have provided a greatly appreciated counterpoint, probably without knowing just how much they have helped.

I have various existential resolutions but they are works in progress. It is for the moment far easier to consider some knitting resolutions:
  • to learn how to do a provisional cast on
  • to stop being stubborn about avoiding charts (I can use them, I just remain fixed in my preference for letters and numbers over squiggles)
  • to practise kitchener stitch from the right side (though doing it inside out is working for me at the moment)
  • to reduce my stash (or find a way to make it invisible and to take up a third of its volume)

Overall, I could do with being less impatient with my knitting, and less patient in non-knitting matters. Patience is not always a virtue. Here's to frivolity, excitement, novelty and adventure, whether in knitting or other matters.



Edgar Crook said...

Been a bit of a year hasn't it for both of us, happy that we could share what we could of it. I wish you good health and happiness for the new year. xx

Emma said...

Happy New Year !

Skein Queen said...

Those are very good wishes for a new year.

And I love the word "discombobulatingly" even though it's usually linked to words like "grim" or "devastating".

Hope 2009 is a really good year for you and sorry you've had a horrible 2008 x