Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A year in review

It's time to look back at the last year and remember all the things that made up 2008. Some were happy, some were sad and some where somewhere in between. I lived through another year of cancer with my husband, suffered the death of a great friend, the births of many beautiful new babies, gave up diet coke, became a PMP, and saw the election of new president.

I traveled to Philadelphia, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, Bryce Virginia, and Poughkeepsi, NY, saw Duran Duran, and walked in Light the Night.

I went to many art and craft events:
Maryland Sheep and Wool, Rhinebeck and Homespun Yarn Party, Visionary Arts Museum, Yarn Harlot, Ravelry Party, Stitch and Pitch in DC and Baltimore, Artscape, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The Mannings Spinning Festival, and Art Yarn Spinning with Jacey

I joined a sketchbook exchange, made silver jewelry out of clay and went on some photography outings with friends.

And who can forget the knitting! I even designed a few patterns of my own this year.

It was fun looking back at the past year and all of my "phases". I definitely went through a lace phase, a sweater phase and a colorwork phase with the most recent being a cowl phase! I knit 10 cowls in December!

2008 Knitting

Who knows what next year will bring, but I am looking forward to finding out.

One of my goals last year was to do more art and drawing - I think the sketchbook exchange has allowed that goal to be met. Next year I hope to learn to weave and learn more about sewing clothes. Anyone else have any goals for 2009?

I turned 33 this year too!


Happy New Year!


Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wishing you all the best in 2009!

Zonda said...

Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2009!

peggy said...

Happy New Year, Jody!! I am so glad to have met you this year. Best wishes for 2009!

Knitting Nurd said...

Where on earth did you find those BIG numbers?? Too cool! Happy New Year...CHEERS!!

maitai said...

happy new year! i hope 2009 is great for you.

Jinann said...

Happy New Year to you too!

(Were your ears burning....I was talking about your fabulous Vineland mittens today at a Spin-In!)

cici said...

What a beautiful to express your years review! Pretty impressive all the FO's. May you have the best year ever!

iknitipurl said...

Happy New Year Jody!

mrspao said...

Happy New Year and belated Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a wonderful, fun-filled, and joyful new year.

Wendy said...

Happy New Year, Jody!

(And I hear Happy Birthday is in order too!)

Sereknitty said...

What a beautiful collage! Wishing you and your hubby happiness and good health in '09!

Ruth's Place said...

Hope you have a wonderful 2009. The photo collage is wonderful!

Stacey said...

Happy New Year!!!! It was quite the 2008 for you!!!