Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hello, 2014!

I promise to be good this year and post at least once a month.  Okay, maybe even once a week.  I think I can manage that. 
I've been working on my non-resolution resolutions, ways of making my life better, but ways that wouldn't make me feel like a loser if I didn't achieve my goal/resolution or fell off the wagon, so to speak.  You know what I mean.  To that end, I've just finished a rather inspirational book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  For some reason I was unsuccessful in linking you up to the book at Amazon.  Carrying on.  Wonderful book.  Wordy in some spots but definitely worth the read.  It will open your eyes.  It will make you want to be a better person so you can be happier than you already are.  Honest.  She even has a blog.  Tell me you're not surprised. (Hey, that was kind of interesting: I was able to link up to her blog but not to Amazon.  Maybe Amazon doesn't need new customers. Whatever!)

So.  I'm working on being a nicer person.  To that end, I'm working on a good deed.  Since the beginning of the year, I've been knitting hats and mittens for the homeless in the local area.  Because I believe that charity starts at home.  I also rounded up a bunch of scarves and hats that have never been worn and packed them into the bag.  It's almost full and when it is, it will be time to deliver it.  I currently have two pairs of mitts on the go; one pair needs thumbs only, and the other pair has a mitt and a half done.  That's a January project.

Now on the personal knitting note, I'm going to finish knitting those darned sweaters that have been lounging around way too long.  Remember there is one that's over 20 years old!  That's older than my kids!  And of course the other one is that beautiful Olympic sweater from 4 years ago that still doesn't have sleeves.  Slowly but surely.  I'm even giving thought to organizing a knitting group again.