Saturday, December 30, 2006

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  • At First: A Year in Review

    An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
    A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    -Bill Vaughn

    I love this meme - saw it at Cara's and Bag'n'Trash recently.

    The first sentence of each first post of the month for 2006:

    I thought I'd add a twist and include the quotation from that entry as well, since I always post a quotation in each entry.


    Good resolutions are simply checks men draw
    on a bank where they have no account.

    -Oscar Wilde

    I'm out of town visiting lovely (but blogless) friends for New Year's, and really just to visit, so I cleverly split up my reflections and resolutions into two posts.

    There is one thing I would break up over,
    and that is if she caught me with another woman.

    I wouldn't stand for that.

    -Steve Martin

    Dear Flora-in-Whisper,
    You were a beautiful pattern, a nice idea to knit flowers for Mrs. Dalloway, and a lovely color of orange.

    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore RooseveltI am astonished and amazed at all the amazing comments on Am Kamin yesterday, and all your collective support for the Knitting Olympics.

    "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to have to go after it with a club."
    - Jack London

    Hi Everyone, I'm Terri's Mom and the happy recipient of beautiful knitted items.

    Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
    to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
    in the English language.
    -Henry James
    Every production of an artist should be
    the expression of an adventure of his soul.
    -William Somerset Maugham

    To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
    -Chinese Proverb Thanks for all the fabulous comments yesterday.
    If we knew what it was we were doing,
    it would not be called research, would it?
    -Albert Einstein

    If you've been to the Amazing Lace recently, you know it's hopping.

    When you fall into a river,
    you're no longer a fisherman;
    you're a swimmer.
    -Gene Hill

    I've seen it, you've seen it, we've all seen it all over blogland - the apologies from bloggers on vacation, bloggers with new jobs, bloggers whose real lives have taken precedence over their blogs (and even - gasp! - their knitting!).

    I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, tapestry, and porcelain.
    -John Adams

    It has been previously discussed that the most difficult packing challenge for a trip is always the yarn.

    This race and this country and this life produced me.
    I shall express myself as I am.
    -James Joyce,
    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    The photos from my trip to Texas are long overdue.


    The artist is nothing without the gift,
    but the gift is nothing without work.
    -Emile Zola

    The Christmas knitting rush is beginning.

    Men invade another country.
    It's a whole different way of thinking.
    -Elayne Boosler

    And now, for some non-secret Christmas knitting.


    Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

    Wow - what a great post! I love it. Here's to another year of beginnings.

    12/30/2006 6:16 AM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    I like the concept of this meme. I'm a little dubious about what I'd find as the first sentence of each month on my own blog though... : )

    12/30/2006 5:24 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice retrospective meme; I might give it a go if my first sentences aren't too lame. Happy New Year!

    12/31/2006 3:30 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It looks like you had a pretty exciting year!

    12/31/2006 10:25 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You bought 80 skeins so you could knit from your stash in 2007?
    That might just be... I don't know: "wrong"!? Well, maybe. :)

    1/01/2007 1:31 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm toying with this idea too -- I love your inclusion of photos. Happy 2007!

    1/01/2007 11:41 AM  

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