knitnana: Same Day Different Time...or Bye-Bye 2008!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Same Day Different Time...or Bye-Bye 2008!

It's almost the end of the year...and not too soon for my tastes.

Is it just me? Has this been one of the hardest years in a long, long time to get through? Are you ready to see the ball drop?

I am fine. The Forester is in the body shop, the other driver's insurance company is taking full responsibility and I have a rental:
While you really can't tell from this photo, it's a dark metallic brown...the same dark shade as The Meezer's darkest points. I loved the color on sight. The car, on the other hand? rides like a truck. And doesn't have the niceties I love about my Forester - especially the heated seats (ok...I'm a gal with an eye to her creature comforts, what can I say?)...still it's wheels, and right now? That's pretty critical...

I won't know what the damage estimate is any before Friday, and probably not till next week. The front right side of the car and the passenger door are involved, the headlight is gone. Still, it could have been so much worse...

Your good wishes and admonitions to take it easy are so appreciated! I did go out for a lovely dinner with Sis-in-law to a locally owned Italian restaurant (the merlot was excellent, as was the - somewhat pricey for me - meal!), then we caught the early show of the new Will Smith movie Seven Pounds. I can very much recommend it, but do not go expecting a light story. It's a psychological drama, an emotional one, and a mystery for the viewer as well as some of the characters. Smith is excellent. Stay on your toes as you watch, keep your wits about you. It's one of those with flashbacks, and you get bits and pieces throughout, but the full effect doesn't hit you till the last 5-10 minutes of the movie.

That's the only thing you'll get from me. I'd say it was well worth the purchase of the ticket, but "light" it was NOT...we were still analyzing and realizing pieces of the plot as we drove home, and we walked out of the theatre with two sisters who were thinking it all through out loud themselves...we had a delightful conversation putting it all together, tho' perhaps we should have moved OUT of the lobby to do so, I wonder if we spoiled it for anyone as we stood there talking? Oh geez I hope not.

I promise I will chill tonight (okay not literally) and sleep in tomorrow to ward off any bad effects of the car accident, and I'll even take a muscle relaxer when I hit the sack tonight...

I have some good news! My last finished object of 2008 came off the needles this afternoon...
Look familiar? That's The Meezer yarn. That's Anne's Star of Evening!!

Obviously, I need to block it and I'm hoping to do that tomorrow, but it's really, and truly finished on the knitting part! Whoohoo! Specs tomorrow or the next day when I do a decent photo shoot.

I have really surprised myself this year with the volume of knitting. But I failed in one of my goals and I'm owning up to it here. I'd planned to knit the Fair Isle Tam from Interweave Knits Holiday Knitting from 2007. I didn't. That was a disappointment to me, and I'm still thinking I might do that early in 2009. Since it was the piece I was knitting to claim my "Im a Fearless Knitter" badge over there in the sidebar, I did fail, miserably! Still, perhaps next year? We'll see. I have a ton of plans for the New Year, and I'll put them out there for you tomorrow...

For now? The 2008 numbers:

22 pair of socks
2 cowls
7 hats
1 felted bag
1 pair of mitts
1 pair of cabled gloves
10 squares for blankets
9 dishcloths
2 lace shawls

Wow. That's a lotta knitting.

And don't ask me how many bags, needle cases, cell phone cases, checkbooks and such Nana Sadie Rose made. I have no idea.

I do need to update my Etsy shop, and put a ticker up there for the Star City Cat Show at the end of the month...but I can think about that tomorrow...

But for now? I'm thinking I'll head downstairs and work on the Log Cabin blanket (easy knitting and warm!) until midngiht.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year! I'll catch you in '09!

Darn it. Did she say a ball was dropping? I hate the noise!

Meeze! Come along now. The neighborhood hooligans will soon be setting off the firecrackers and you can burrow under the covers till it's over, hon...


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

You finished, you finished!! I LOVE the way the colors work -- I can't wait to see it blocked! And I'm glad that you had a good evening out to recover just a little. Your plans for the rest of the night seem perfect (we'll get gunshots around here to ring things in). Take care, and feel good in the morning!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it blocked.

Impressive list of FO's! This wasn't a bad year for me, in fact it's been one of the better ones, but man, did it go by fast.

Happy New Year!

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One good result of the recession has been that much less money has gone up in fireworks tonight. There are still some, but it doesn't sound like a street war in the Midddle East this year. My Meezers are grateful for any improvements, but still a bit twitchy.

Happy New Year!

12:53 AM  
Blogger SandraTee said...

Yes indeed I am glad 2008 is over - here's to a great 2009 for us both!

7:21 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'll be haunting you until I see the shawl in its blocked loveliness, too.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow! That shawl is amazing! You have been so industrious this more healthy and saving money doing are an inspiration to us all. :)

7:55 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Good golly, Sallee! A car accident??? I totally hope 2009 is trouble-free and smooth sailing for you.

And yes, that is a mighty impressive set of knitting chez KnitNana.

1:58 PM  

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