December 31, 2012

What A Year!

This has been a roller coaster year dealing with my 50th birthday, a new job (thank God) for my husband, a huge move in our lives, hurricane Sandy devastation at my husband's family summer home in New Jersey and of course, lots of knitting.

This year's knitmeter total:

It's down from last year where I hit over 20,000 yards - however, I think I'll chalk that up to the huge move.

My favorite knits of the year???  Let's see...I think these 3 are my favorites:

Interesting that they all are things I knit for someone else.

Also, I put my toe in the designing pond - while I won't be retiring on the sales of my Just One More Hat and Just One More Mitten patterns, they have done better than I expected.  Now I need to get my designing mojo back and get knitting again.

As I do every year around this time, I question whether or not to continue this blog.  There are so many other ways to stay in the knitting world with Ravelry, Facebook, Pinterest.  However, I do find this a therapeutic place for me at times.  I do pour my heart out here and find comfort in kind words and encouragement from you all.

I wish you a Happy New Year - 2012 is one that I don't care to repeat and I do hope the 2013 will be much kinder.  Happy New Year!


Beth said...

It really was a big year for you! Hopefully 2013 will be great!!!

Martha said...

Estella, best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

kathy b said...

HOpe you keep your blog up. I LOVE your gansey...some year for me !

Lorette said...

Happy New Year to you! I love your favorites for the year!

Millie said...

Here's hoping 2013 is a less stressful year for you and your family.

Please don't quit blogging. I enjoy catching up with you and your knitting.

Now, with all that said, "Get knitting, girl", as you are probably like most of us - we are happier when we're knitting.