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Monday, January 4, 2016

Looking Back | December 2015.

The sun is shining, the laundry is done, the house is clean, I have two new knitting projects on the needles (one for "just me" and one for next week's newsletters), a good book on Audible ... and a blog post for this first non-holiday weekday of 2016. Here's to a happy beginning for the new year!

But first, how about a quick look back at December, again through the lens of my daily photos.

Not as many twinkle lights as I expected (nor as many cocktails!), but it does look like December!

I've already shared most of the stories here, but here are two I haven't. First, that's my sister-in-law Lydia smiling with a cocktail on the 15th...wearing Stole 2.0. 
credit to my sister for the cocktails...and those adorable snowman glasses!
I knit most of that piece during November and early December.  It gave me so much comfort during those dark days; thinking that the care and love I worked into those stitches can comfort her now makes me happy! 

Then on December 26, I finished my 25th journal...and another knitting tale.

18 projects finished. Four from stash, eight for others and five samples (which will end up in my closet once the shop is through with them). Three of those projects (two sweaters and Tokyo) used yarn held double, so the nearly 13,000 yards is a little mis-leading. Still, though, it was a lot of knitting and I'm happy about that!

I'm way behind reading blogs, but Marc leaves for Asia in the morning and I'm planning to savor catching up on everything I missed last week. Can't wait to read your stories! Hope your year is off to a great start!

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Blogger Carole said...

I must admit your first sentence makes me jealous. I'd love to be home with all the stuff accomplished and a day of knitting and listening to a book ahead of me. Alas. Work. LOL

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

What a lovely look back, and I really love the "all is right with the world" feeling I get from your first sentence! I just finished a pair of fingerless mitts for Ryan, hours before he headed home to CO, and I told him that I knit love and caring into each of the 14,400 stitches. I'm glad Lydia is surrounded by all the love you knit into many, many more stitches in Stole 2.0.

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

It sounds like your year is off to a good start! I admire how committed you are to journaling. I go through phases when I journal nearly every day for a month or two and then stop for months. I really want to stick to it this year!

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Kym said...

Here's to a great 2016, Mary! I love Lydia's shawl -- and hope it continues to bring her much comfort and love. XO

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Happy 2016 to you all!! I really enjoyed the easy pace of New Year's weekend and it was TOUGH heading out the door this morning!

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

December seem so LONG ago! Looking forward to wrapping up some WIPs and starting some new one's. I've already done 2 swatches, but that's as far as I've gotten. Hopefully the long MLK weekend will find me where I want to be-happy Monday.

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger alexa said...

Gosh, that's a huge amount of yarn! I wish I could echo that opening sentence :).

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

No sun here and I'm feeling very envious. Our last sun was on New Years Day. Your collage for December is full of family and joy. May your 2016 hold even more happiness for you and your family!

Monday, 04 January, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

What a great month in photos. And Stole 2.0 is just beautiful with a wonderful story to go with it! Keeping a journal is such a great way to keep track of your projects. I've never been good at keeping up with one but I think I will give it another try. :)

Tuesday, 05 January, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

Late to the table and wishing you and family members all a very blesssed and peaceful 2016...and to you: kudos on all your acheivements in Dec. Love your EOM roundup...

Friday, 08 January, 2016  

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