January, You Start the Year Off Fine

Hey, Happy New Year!! In the end, this will probably be like any other year, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try to make it a great year. So let’s start things off with a good dose of Random.

*Last year, on January first I ate my last bit of chocolate. Intending to make it one year without, cause seriously, I couldn’t go with out it for very long, I am now 369 days chocolate free. Now I have a dilemma. I made my one year goal, so now do I start up again? Or do I keep the streak going? I think I might just eat chocolate when it’s in ice cream. I like my ice cream to have a lot of stuff in it, and I found out only too late that all the good ice cream has chocolate in it. Go fig.

* On Christmas Day, I started my Aftur Sweater, from Lopi #25. It’s a fairisle yoke sweater, and just now I joined all the parts into one big ass round. I had a goal of 3 weeks for this one, and I think I might just have it done way sooner. Yay.

* Before I left for Michigan for Christamas, I dyed up some very pretty superwash merino roving to spin into sock yarn. It’s so pretty, I intend to start spinning it this Sunday, to celebrate Rock Day. I’ve been itchy to spin this!!

these are for you!!!

* I’m trying to get back into the swing of work things. I’ll find the motivation eventually. Today I did quite a bit, but get this, I cleaned today, as a way of putting it off. I keep things pretty tidy around here, but to take a day and clean alot is rare. Also, shop update sometime at the beginning of this week, superwash merino baby!!!

That’s all for the moment, hope you all had a great start to the New Year!

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11 Responses to January, You Start the Year Off Fine

  1. Chris says:

    Happy New Year to you! Oh, I wouldn’t mind getting the inspiration to clean more often, for any reason. My living space was never cleaner than when I was in grad school and had assignments due.

  2. Sheila says:

    Julia – Check out Nipper Knits for the argyle blanket/baby sweter I told you about –

  3. Carole says:

    Happy New Year, sweetie!

  4. mel says:

    A year without chocolate? *faints* I wouldn’t make it a month, or likely even a week!

    Beautiful roving, that will make some great socks!!

  5. Nicole says:

    Whipping up sweaters left and right, giving up chocolate, spinning like mad … gosh my feats now look so small :0) My 3 little gals say “hey” and they are loving their lambs!

  6. Wannietta says:

    You’re way more woman than me!! I love chocolate and going more than 3 days without it would have me some sort of -cidal!!! I say keep it going!

  7. Kathy says:

    That’s a LONG time without chocolate! Happy New Year, J!

  8. Heather says:

    Hey! Now I am really looking forward to Sunday! Gorgeous fiber.

  9. Happy New Year! That fiber is absolutely beautiful! I love how deep the colors are.
    And that is a seriously long time with out chocolate! wow.

  10. Kelly W. Pratt says:

    Where in Michigan?
    It is 50ish here today in Grand Rapids!!

  11. Maritza says:

    Happy New Year! Oh my goodness, WOW! Those colors are gorgeous! Your mousey will be done in the next day or so – just got back from NYC today. Hope you had a great holiday!