Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Its almost midnight here in Australia on 1st January so I'm a little late but then I suppose its never too late to wish everyone lots of happiness, health, wealth (if that's your thing LOL) and of course heaps of time to do whatever makes you happy. I know that with many of my friends that will include crochet and/or knitting.

I've started the year off well - sleeping !!!  My back neighbours had the party of all parties last night. It started at about 7pm and finished at 5pm today. All this time, we (the rest of the neighbourhood) enjoyed put up with the loud thump thump of music, loud voices, pretty bright lights and even fireworks (yes, they are illegal for private use). Then the cat woke me up this morning at 5.40am so I figured the best thing to do was to feed her and the dog then go back to bed - which I did, and woke again at 3pm.  Needless to say, I'm not the least bit tired at the moment and will probably read till all hours !!

Have you made any New Years resolutions?  I made a list a few days ago but can't find it - so much for my resolutions eh? Broken before I can even make them. I did find something which I feel is very 'quotable' and that was one of Mike Sellick's resolutions and he said .. "I will continue to make charity giving a priority with my finished projects. It can make a difference in a stranger's life and give my heart something to feel good about. (Michael Sellick from The Crochet Crowd)". I think that's going to be one of my aims this year as well.

Currently I'm working on a scarf called Forever 21Knock-Off  and I just love the way its turning out. Easy textured patterns are my favourites and this is a beauty. The wool is Classic by Bendigo Woollen Mills and I'm using a 4.50mm hook.

I'm also going to get back to my Wool Eater blanket as part of a 2014 January CAL on the Australiacrochet yahoo group.

Wish me luck on this as its been a UFO since July 2012 - in fact I don't think I've even touched it since then !

Thanks for visiting.



  1. My only resolution is to go back to salads after a gluttonous December.. and keep on swimming.

    Love your two projects!

    Have a great 2014! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hello Dorothy
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, wishing you a very blessed, happy and healthy new year xox Penny

  3. Wow! Now that must have been some party! I love your projects Dorothy; they are beautiful! All the best for 2014 :-)

  4. Well I think you should have joined them lol.. our town was so quiet, brilliant I say..

    hmmmm just take each day as it comes...
    Look forward to your project pics :))

  5. My only resolution is to spend less time of Facebook. So far so good but admit to occasionally relapses. I'm going to have to start setting the timer as I'm trying to limit myself to 10 minutes twice a day. I have so much to get done that I can't waste it on Facebook.

    So good to be back with you, Dorothy. Love your projects -- beautiful.

  6. Happy (belated) New Year! I love the scarf and I hope you do spend some time on the wool eater because I'd love to see how it turns out.

  7. Hello Dorothy, and a Happy New Year to you in the land down under. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You and I seem to have a lot in common, I too have 2 daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson. We seem to share a love of the yarn and I see you have a dog and I have dogs too. Your projects look like a lotta fun going on in your corner of the world. I love projects that help to clean out the old yarn so I can bring in the new. I will be back to visit again.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

    1. Nice to 'meet' you Susanne. Yes, we do have much in common so I hope our cyber friendship will continue. Our little dog is a Griffon Bruxellois and I must say he is a real character. First time we've had a dog willing to play all day (every day). In the past we had Japanese Chins and Pugs. xox


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