Friday, January 26, 2007

A Whole Year at the Whole Ball of Yarn(s)!

So, it's my blogiversary, I guess. I ought to have something clever reflecting back over the year, or at least a fun contest or something, but I don't. Sorry! I did look back at my very first post and noticed that I was reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is still next to my bed with a bookmark in it, which I think is hilarious. A lot has changed in the year, though. A year ago, I was still upset over being laid off from a hideously awful job, and now I'm happily writing with a new baby. Things have definitely improved. What's more, I've actually kept a journal with some consistency, which I've never done before, and I've "met" lots of lovely people in the blogosphere. It's been a good year, even with the morning sickness.

Knitting: Still plugging along on the sock. I hope to finish it this weekend. First, I have to wind this really long skein of yarn. On the heel gusset, I sort of fudged the edges. I picked up an extra stitch, but instead of waiting till the next row to knit it together with the one next to it, I twisted the stitch and knit it together with the first held stitch. Does that make sense? It closed the gaps very nicely, I think.

Reading: I finished Murder on a Hot Tin Roof. I actually guessed the murderer and the motive! But the book was still enjoyable, since I wasn't positive until the end. This was a fun, quick diversion. I do recommend this series by Amanda Matesky if you enjoy cozy mysteries. I'm now reading Jane and the Genius of the Place, the fourth in that series, and, as expected, enjoying it quite a bit.

Writing: Still slowly revising. I got more sleep last night, though, which I'm hoping is a trend!

Cooking: Not much at all. I did a vegetable soup based on the blueprint in my recipe list to the left. I also soaked chickpeas to make hummus. Tim, I think you might have to go grocery shopping :) If you also have eggs and milk, I could possibly suggest a bread pudding with toasted cinnamon raisin bagel and applesauce. Don't you have any fruits or vegetables around? I do have to say--Ketchup chips??? Are you turning Canadian already?!

11 comments:

Knittypants said...

Happy Blogiversary! It's amazing how quickly a year passes.

Annie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Crazy how much can fit into a year, eh?

YarnThrower said...

Happy Blogiversary!! As it turns out, our blogs were born within a day of each other..... How nice for you to look back to a year ago and feel you are better off now!! Congrats! I hope that trend continues!

Tim said...

Happy Bloginavers...Happy Blogversar...Happy Bloganiv...ah, screw it. Happy one year on a blog.

Ketchup chips rock. Don't judge. :) Maybe I'll go grocery shopping tomorrow. Last time, the produce section looked really, really sketchy, so I stayed away. That's what the apple juice and orange juice was for!

Marie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hurray for happy changes. :)
(My copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, bookmarked to page 98, is still sitting where I left it two years ago too. Hee!)

Stefaneener said...

Oh, happy happy blogiversary.

So much in one year!

Rachel said...

You know, I realized when I read this post that I never had read your early posts on the blog (sometimes I like to go back and read people's blog beginnings). I didn't know you'd been laid of, or anything about what you were doing at the time (I still don't, but I gleaned that you went to law school, so perhaps related), or that you'd just started the book at that time. I've learned a lot today!

I'm very glad to hear this year has been such a good one for you. May 2007 equal and surpass it. Happy blogiversary!

snowdrop said...

Happy blogiversary!!
I have the Jonathan Strange thing as well... I moved mine to the one of THE SHELVES, which is as ominous as it sounds... It'll get read... I swear it will! It'll pick it's time...

Rain said...

Happy Blogiversary. I look forward to the next year.

mle said...

Happy Blogiversary!! You've had a very exciting year...especially with the new addition to your family! Here's to another great year! Cheers

String Bean said...

Happy Blogiversary! Woo-hoo! Break out the booze!