Friday, December 30, 2005

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  • Five for 2005

    Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.
    -Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    I see reflections and resolutions popping up everywhere. Here are mine.

    Top 5 for 2005:
    1. New Technique: Blogging. Seriously. I know there are plenty of new and exciting knitting things I did this year, but most of them are variations on a theme. A larger colorwork project, a different angle for lace, things like that. With the blog, I learned how to use a digital camera (yeah, I had a lot to catch up on), learned a lot more about my computer, and realized just how important it is to leave comments when I visit other blogs.
    2. Favorite Finished Object: So many to choose from . . . For myself, it's a toss-up between my self-designed Aran and Ene's scarf. But overall, I think I'll stick with the best gift I gave this year - my mom's Norwegian Roses Cardigan.
    3. Favorite Knit-a-along: This is easy - I only joined one: Who Wouldn't Want a Handknitted Gift?
    4. Favorite Shop: Sakonnet Purls in Tiverton Four Corners, RI. Hands down my favorite place to spend an afternoon. I'm going to miss this so much when I leave New England.
    5. Favorite Tool: Don't laugh, but I love this little cardboard (it's really sturdy, OK?) 6" ruler that I got for free at some store-front LYS in Missoula, MT. We stopped on a road trip about 4 years ago (and I got the yarn for this). It fits into my sock knitting bag and is perfect for checking the length of socks subtly, without rolling out the tape measure. A close second are the clear plastic ones (also 6") that my dad brings me from work (which are fabulous for measuring gauge swatches).

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Chris said...

    I've been to Sakonnet Purls. It was a lovely way to spend a New England fall day. I can certainly understand missing such a nice store.

    12/30/2005 12:40 PM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Tennyson. Sigh. And one of my favorite poems, too.

    Is there anyway to knit Tennyson into something? Does this require more knitting or more literary knowledge than I possess?

    1/03/2006 10:46 AM  

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