I'm enjoying the year in review posts popping up in Blogland and thought I'd join the fun.
March rocked because I finished writing my dissertation and mailed it off to my committee. I also got out my crochet hook and made a little bird and started a new lace project. Maybe best of all, I saw MacBeth at BAM.
Neal and I celebrated our first anniversary in May,and I celebrated my first year on Ravelry. I finished my last MFA class--perhaps the last class of my academic career. I joined the 1% reading challenge (only two more books to go!), and I worked on my commitment to be more green by using a laundry line and buying an Africa bike to run errands.
In July I began my foray into putting up food with some strawberry jam. I went to Taos for a writing conference and came away with a good plan for my novel.
More canning in August, my first pattern posted in celebration of my third year of blogging, and furniture that made me feel like a grown up. I joined Pippi in asking bloggers to help raise awareness about Tibet.
Can December already be over? And with it, 2008? I spent the month finishing out the semester, knitting Christmas gifts, and worrying over Maddie. She's doing great (stitches come out on Saturday), and I'm already working on gifts for next year!
I hope you had a good year, too. I'm going to knit the afternoon away, then prepare for a dinner party, as long as the weather will let us travel!
Here's to a happy, prosperous, and healthy 2009!