Saying goodbye to 2012

It's sad to see a year pass by, especially so quickly, but it's always exciting to me to welcome a new year and all the possibilities the new year brings.  Before I start talking about what 2013 will bring, here are a few words to say goodbye to 2012.

It has been a productive year on the knitting front. I actually started and finished 14 knit projects in 2012.  Thanks to Big Huge Labs (link), I'm able to create and save a mosaic of the pictures of my projects.

From left to right:
  1. Sweet Baby Sweater
  2. Mae Day Dress
  3. Summer Flies Shawl
  4. Baby Fern Lace Cowl/Hood
  5. Wingspan
  6. Yoked Baby Cardigan
  7. Baktus
  8. Flat Bear
  9. Dishcloths and Tribble
  10. Portland Hoodie Cowl
  11. Baktus (extended stitch)
  12. Baby Surprise Jacket
  13. Trousseau
  14. Pie Wedge Shawl
  15. remaining pics are some of my own handspun that was spun this year
I'm pleased with my projects this year. I think I have made good progress with my techniques and I've learned a few new things as well.

Overall, 2012 was a good year. I've been at my job for 12 months now and it's gone really well. I appreciate them and they appreciate my abilities, that's always a good thing. I've said goodbye to some friends and family that have moved away and although we still keep in touch, they are no longer nearby.  I've done some re-organizing and decluttering in my home, bought a new freezer and refrigerator, and nearly finished the office which makes it now a wonderfully cozy room.

2013 brings some new adventures. I'm having both knees replaced, one at a time.  Although I wanted to do them at the same time, the Doc strongly recommended against it because of the increased chance of blod clots. So, I agreed to do one at a time.  The first will be sometime at the end of Feb/first of March and then the second one I'm planning on mid-August. I have to call them next week to schedule.  I know the surgery will bring pain initially, but there is light at the end of this tunnel of pain I've been enduring.  I look forward to being able to walk without pain again, and be able to stand up for longer periods of time to cook, go up and down stairs without having to do one foot at a time.  There will be no vacation time in 2013 because I'll be using it along with Short-Term Disability during my knee replacements, but I'll try to make use of some free time during the STD period.  Stay tuned for updates on the knees.

Happy New Year to all of you and I look forward to chatting with you in the new year!


LeAnn said…
STD period, eh?
LeAnn said…
Seriously...congrats on all of those FOs! They are gorgeous, as always.
Lorette said…
Nice work! I love your handspun colors!
Anonymous said…
What a fab wall of achievement - why didn't I think of that!!