Since I never posted the final pics of my version of Knitty's French Market Bag, lovingly referred to as the French Market Baguette, I am thrilled to have at least one project for my final post of the year.
Speaking of the new year, I am feeling a bit sentimental today as I wonder what the new year holds for me. When I got my lay-off letter on the 31st last year, I felt totally defeated. I was unemployed, something unheard of for me and coming to terms with the fact that I despised working in my profession. If only I had known then that the whole debacle would turn out to be the catalyst of a career change and an international move, I would not have wasted the tears and gotten quite a bit more sleep. The trite old saying that every end is new beginning is sometimes true.
So if anyone out there just lost a job or discovered thier boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/partner is a lout or are just coming to terms with the fact that your boobs do indeed go south as you age..........chin up things will get better. You will find another job or a person who loves and appreaciates you in a Mark Darcy "just as you are" Bridget Jones kind of way. The only exception is the sagging of boobs, short of a surgical procedure lift that generally doesn't improve. So don't chin up too much since it might emphasize the growing distance between your neck and your rack.
Speaking of chinning up, I had hoped to post two finished object before 2005 came to a close but it turns out that Tahki Davos is not a good yarn substitute for Rowan Polar. In retrospect, I think I should have known this but sometimes the only way to learn is from your mistakes. Once I realized the two skeins I had were not enough to complete the capelet. I tried doing the bottom and sleeve borders in coordinating shades of Rowan Big Wool. Sadly and not suprisingly, the yarn lived up to it's name and was too big. And so I was left with no alternative but to frog.
I have heard a scary old wives tale that says what you are doing on New Year's Eve, is an indication of what you will be doing throughout the coming year. Oh goodness, don't me spend 2006 frogging knitting projects!
Happy New Year everyone! Be safe, be happy and for the love of G-d please remember don't drink and knit that is how knit gaucho pants happen. Enough said.