is it really the end of 2011? honestly, i know that it's kind of true that the older you get, the faster the years seem to fly by... but really now... that was fast.
this has been such a wonderful year, too! and this baby blog of mine here is not even one yet! i have so enjoyed getting to know you fabulous readers, and bloggers, and crafty ninjas. ;) as i look back on this year, i realize how important this space has been to me. i have grown so much in it, as has my knitting, and my passion for creativity... and really you've given me the encouragement to do what i love... so thank you!
do you have any plans for ringing in the new year? i saw this video today by kinfolk magazine..... and it's a wonderful reminder to me of why i create. why i like to take the time to use my hands, go back-to-the-basics as it were..
i really do feel that in this world of busyness, of online connectivity, gadgets, etc.. we really forget the little things... watching something grow, writing letters the old way, reading a book... you know? just slowing down..
granted, i know that this is a struggle to fit into our busy lifestyles, but i think our ancestors were probably busier than we are... just with different things. and i hope to remind myself to take the time for these little things this year... have a look at the video, and you'll see more of what i mean :)
Dutch Oven Bread from Kinfolk on Vimeo.
it's also a reminder to me that i'd like a dutch oven :) haha birthday present, maybe. when i bake bread, i use a recipe that doesn't require as many steps.. and that's totally ok.. but it was a nice reminder of how to get other things accomplished.
at any rate, it was such a nice thing to watch this morning... and it made me excited for the new year... and speaking of being excited....
i got a little pressie in the mail yesterday :) a little something from finland! i seriously looove snail mail. it makes me so so happy! do you remember the giveaway i had mentioned a little while back that was on socks-a-plenty's blog? well i didn't win :) but as a thank you for the shoutout to her giveaway, liisa sent me the loveliest of stitch markers made by her!!
aren't they pretty? and of course, she sells them in her etsy shop too!
of course, i just happened to need to cast on for a little selfish knitting. (we talked about this yesterday, remember?) lo-and-behold, look what happened ;)
starting out my new year with a little selfish knitting? yes please. i loove this yarn too! it's the sparrow/grey-green from cascade 220.... it's going to be a great year!
how are you celebrating the new year? any little reminders you are trying to hold onto for the year ahead? do share! i'd love to hear of your plans :) are you a bread maker too, and want to take the time to remember the little things? coffee's on, and as always, i'd love to chat with ya! xo