Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I Havent Disappeared!

After being really busy at Christmas time and hibernating after that I am finally able to get on and type something.

We all had a very good Christmas in our house. Christmas Eve with all the family went off without a hitch and everyone had a good time. Christmas day was just as good. This year I was able to talk to all my family members and even my Dad at 3am. Hmmm one of these days I will get the time difference right hehe. Tomorrow the children go back to school and Joe goes back to work. Its time to start turning those pesking alarm clocks again grrrrrrr.

I got some very nice Christmas gifts this year. Some of them were knitting related. I will have to take some shots of some of my favourite gifts. I got a Knitted Flowers book from my mum which has given me all sorts of new inspirations for creating. I got a calendar set from Joe with a knitting pattern just about every day. I couldnt resist and already knitted a pattern from the collection. I have so far knitted 3 knitted rings for myself. They are so easy and fun. Definitely a stash buster and instant gratification project. Tomorrow I will post the ones I have made. Im sure they arent the last. Joe has suggested that I add them to the list of things I sell because he could see how much fun I was having making them and thinks lots of people will like them. Let me know what you think when you see them tomorrow.

I have posted a couple of pictures of Christmas presents I gave away this year. This first picture is of the felted bag that I gave to Victoria's preschool teacher. Her name is Molly so I thought she would like a big M on her bag. She just loved it and we received a thank you card from her the other day saying how much she loved the bag and scarf.


These are the socks that I knitted for Megan for Christmas. The colour is called Choco Cherry and the match her new PJs perfectly. She says they are oh so comfy. This girl just loves socks. She got 19 pairs of socks for Christmas and do you know what she tells her Dad she wants for Christmas when he asks a couple of days ago, YUP, SOCKS!


Victoria got her purple socks which I have yet to take a photo of. Im not too sure if I like how these came out. Because I couldnt try them on her while knitting them as they were a surprise, I got the length a bit too long even though I measured the other socks I had made her. Oh well she likes them and they match some PJs her Grandpa bought for her.

The other Christmas gift that I have shown a photo of is the scarf I knitted for Lindsey. This scarf was completed and wrapped on Christmas Day just in the knick of time so I forgot to take a picture of it. If she ever wears it to our house I will have to get a photo of her in it. Its very very soft, light blue and very very long. I may have gotten carried away on the length of it but at least she will be able to wrap it around as many times as she wants hehe.

Im not very good at keeping New Years Resolutions but this year I am really going to try hard to keep the ones I have thought of this year. My sister has lost 13 kilos doing Weight Watchers and I have had a huge points list all printed up, in plastic sleeves in a folder for about 2 years and never started. So if Kylie can do it then so can I. Im not really overweight to much but I would like to be fitter and be more conscious of what I eat. I think the Weight Watchers point will make me make healthier choices than eating what I want, when I want. I am also trying to drink at least 2 litres of water a day. I dont drink water enough and I think its a good idea to start. I have started doing the points thing today and I think I did pretty good. I am also trying to kick the nail biting habit that I have had forever. A big thing that I want to accomplish this year is opening up my Etsy shop. I have drooled over doing this for 2 years and I dont know what has held me back. This is the year I am just going to jump in the deep end and do it. I would love to make some money to help buy the things that we need to make our new house the way we want it. Now I just have to stick to my goals and not give up.

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