I turned 30-mumble mumble this past week. Many people mark the start of the new year on January 1st. For me the new year starts on my birthday. I feel as though that day marks both an end and a beginning. On my birthday, I let go of the hurts and disappointments of the previous year. I turn instead to gaze upon the year ahead where all things are possible with the feeling that I can make positive life decisions and enjoy what the year has to bring.
Oh, and what am I going to knit this year? How exciting!
I freely confess that I am a shawl knitter. I love to knit shawls (shawls, and more shawls). Socks are beautiful, but unlikely to be knit by me (you have to knit TWO of them, in the same yarn even!). Ditto sweaters (this may change, but since I don't wear them, why knit them?). I do knit the occasional hat (oddly, the nephews won't wear shawls), but 99.9% of my stitches go to shawls.
So, that said, I know WHAT I'll be knitting this year- shawls. I even know who most of them will go to- GiGi (she's insistent like that), but I don't know yet what they will look like, what size or shape they will be, or what yarn I will use. All of these questions get me quite excited for the new knitting year ahead.