Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year

That sore throat hasn't quite gone yet, but the last couple of days I've been feeling a lot better. Christmas was a bit of a bummer - I actually stopped knitting for five days, that's how bad it was - but we won't dwell on that.

On the first day of the year I went up in this - no, I don't know why either, but it got the year off to an exciting start. If I don't do much else in 2009, at least I did this. If that link doesn't work, try this one.

I finished another Felicity hat, in terracotta Miski.

I did take a photograph of one of the Felicity hats I've made actually on a head but - insert long story here about camera batteries - you'll have to wait a little while to see it.

Meanwhile, a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all, and much knitting.


Spinningfishwife said...

I just knew you were going to say that...that High Thing. Rather you than me. I'm terrified of High Things. I've never even been up the Scott Monument let alone something that moves. You're a braver woman than me!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better. 'Tis much better to start a new year feeling better every day and to be on the downside...
Happy knitting. May it never be so bad that you have to take that much time off it again (though I was with you on that too ill to knit thing in early December... shudder).

Knitting Linguist said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick, but glad that things are getting better. Thanks so much for your comment and kind words. I particularly love that quote -- it captures what I've long thought about people who constantly talk about how miserable they are (like people who always talk about how busy they are; you know they love it). Happy New Year (that was a very brave start, btw; I'm not so good at heights...)!

Raveller said...

So glad you're feeling better, Helen. Happy New Year!

I am still ruminating about the Hemlock Ring. No knitted item should require such aggressive blocking. You might not be too happy with it from that perspective.


PS. I too am very impressed that you went on that high thing.

Sea said...

The link isn't working for me :(
I've spent the festive period knitting mittens. Why? I don't know.
You must have been ill to stop you knitting.

Mary Lou said...

Glad you are feeling better, and getting older, I see. (Photo at typewriter.) Happy New year.

kathy in juneau said...

We must have been on the same wave length yesterday. I kept this post open for hours to remind me that I wanted to comment (I was waiting for a bloggy muse so I would say something clever).

Anyway, this morning there was your comment on my blog, and I had forgotten to leave you one

I've never read Jonathon Raban, but might give him a try, especially if you report "Passage to Juneau" is worth my time.

Happy, HAPPY New Year! I am sorry you were feeling so wretched over Christmas, and very glad you are better now.

In the end, not so clever, but heartfelt!