Don't you love the start of things? Whether it's a birthday, a new semester, or the start of a new year, beginnings are great. All the potential of success is there, right in front of me.
This holiday season was a festive one, but I confess to being glad it is over. I like hunkering down in the cozy house (and my newly cleaned and rearranged office) after a chilly walk in the woods with the girls. I like the quiet pace of winter break.
The end of things can be good, too. Ending a good book is bittersweet, but satisfying, just as ending a good knit is. I ended 2009 with a knit that was one of my favorites of the year. Made for my fantastic niece who is a Twilight fan, the Bella's Mittens were pure joy to knit. My LYS had a sample done in Ella Rae Kamelsoft (same yarn the fabulous ADDKnitter used for hers) and when I tried them on, I knew the gray Cascade 220 I had planned to use doubled would find another project. I may make a pair for myself, too. I like the way the gauntlet narrows at the wrist in this pattern. The fit is, well, like a glove.
Any beginnings or endings making you happy?