Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
[Cherokee Indian Proverb]
I spent New Year’s Eve finishing the back yoke on a two-toned Gansey I’m knitting for publication. Okay. I’m not a party girl nor did I wake up with glitter in my hair, but I bet I feel better than some folks do this morning.
I wrote a post in November about my new design collection, Great Lakes Chill Chasers. Now that I have my new CD book, …and a time to knit stockings, finished and ready to sell, I am determined to produce patterns for as many Chill Chaser designs this year as I can. These knitting projects are bigger than socks so they take longer to proof and polish up. These patterns will be printed in a standard-size folded piece and hole punched so they can be stored in a three-ring notebook. I plan to print each one as it is finished. That is not a New Year’s resolution. That is a definite intention. I learned last October, when I set aside time to finish a book, that putting an intention into action works. I already knew that, but procrastination is so easy. It is a choice.
I ask myself daily, “How are you going to spend this hour or day?” Sometimes the answer is, “take a nap.” Sometimes it is, “contact a friend,” “finish a job,” or “walk Toby.” Whatever it is, I am constantly aware that it will accumulate into that which I call, “my life.”
I wish you joy.
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A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear Katherine. So pleased that your are starting to get one the Great Lakes Chill Chasers ready for publication. I can’t wait for the first one to come my way.
I think the idea of each hour making up your life is a good thing to think about this New Year’s Day. With moving I really need to make each hour count in some significant way. Your thoughts will help me do that, I’m sure.
Nancy J said:
Happy fiber year! Your gansey is lovely! Must be a gansey year! People are talking about them on blogs, there are gansey workshops online, and I’m ready to start one myself!
Happy New Years Day. I’ve looked over much of your blog now and loved it all. So, you’re 63, as Jas said it’s only a number. I’m from Kentucky so I remember Colonel Sanders didn’t make it big until he was 65! I’m 60, but I feel inside about 27 (it was a very good year). I just started a booklet project a few days ago and hope to have it finished in a week or so. I’m the daughter of a wonderful lady that lived through ‘the great depression’, so am very influenced by that. My book is called “One Frugal Woman’s Guide to reKnitting”. It’s about how to find 100% wool and cotton for nearly free, and how to make it into something useful, beautiful and fun.
I’t also a sort of tribute to my mom who taught me to crochet when I was about 10.
Thanks for your blog. It is uplifting for me.