Made some cheese & chive southern style biscuits today a la Arianna. Yummy! Then braved the Kings’ Road in search of a grey cabled jumper, and some trousers and tops for David. I always have a big grey wool jumper for the winter, but not this year. My usual stops failed to turn one up, most are some kind of acrylic mix and have a big “KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE” warning in red letters on the materials label. Sigh. I guess there is nothing for it but to knit one for myself. Off to Loop to get supplies!
Another 2009 retrospective (format filched from my friend B’s blog)
This year’s amazing revelation: Making things happen is easy if you work hard at it.
Most favourite part of the year: Summer vacation – visiting my mom, hanging out in Revelstoke and hitting all my favourite haunts at home.
Hottest vacation: First day in Calgary this July. Hot hot hot! Followed by rain and clouds – but overall probably the warmest was New York in October! Am going to try to wrangle a beach holiday next year… sorely missing the sun and heat!
Best restaurant this year: Hands down Morimoto in Philadelphia.
My best week this year: Rhinebeck/New York with DH, Susan & Carole.
Most exciting game this year: Wii on Christmas Day with Sophia, Barb, Paul, Charles, Irmgard, Melis & Luke.
The year’s longest project: Knit Nation 2010 – started in spring and will materialise in full force and effect over 3 days at the end of July 2010!
Best events of the year: Oliver’s birth, Sock Summit, Rhinebeck, Christmas
Most amount of time spent on the water this year: I guess the ferry between Normandy and England.
Most amount of time spent this year living without any females: The whole year pretty much bar visitors! Living with hubby and puggy. Need to get a female puppy to redress the balance.
Cultural event of the year: Biggest event was Series 2 of True Blood, anticipated for so long, and too quickly over. Am so lowbrow! lol. A little more cultural – Rockefeller’s house in the Hudson Valley, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, and just plain fun – Rowan Atkinson in Oliver!
Best stupid movie: Role Models
This year’s most monotonous job: data entry for Knit Nation.
Saddest events this year: Realising Angie wasn’t going to make it, and her funeral. The second was going to my 40 year old cousin’s family funeral/memorial service – and meeting his partner of 5 years who most of the rest of the family studiously ignored.
Shock of the year: Realising I’ve got lots of white hair!
Most hopeful action this year: Closing Socktopus to dedicate more time to family and loved ones.
Most absurd situation of the year: Bringing 3 knitting projects with me to Germany, only to find that for every single one I was missing a vital piece of the project – one had two different sized needles on either side of the cable, one had needles but no yarn, and one had yarn but no needles, and none used the same size needles so I couldn’t use the components I had together!
Silliest joke of the year: Am absolutely rotten at remembering jokes plus I always mess up the punch line!
Most beautiful sight: The Rockies in summer twilight.
Best thing this year found on the ground: Snow!
Worst thing this year found on the ground: White lilies at a friend’s funeral
Biggest surprise of this year: Trollbeads from my hubby for Christmas
Greatest technological improvement: SONOS for the house! And my laptop – thanks Dad.
This year’s most studious person: Barb of course
Strangest (most convincing?) dream of the year: anxiety dream where I have a small puppy in my care – and I forget about it when we are swimming then I run around trying to find it in the water.
Most anticipated house guest: Alice Chan
New Year’s resolution: To be a better person.