I've seen a few bloggers today post pictorial retrospectives from their 2009 blog posts to commemorate the end of the year, so thought I'd do the same. This was a year of both ups and downs, and I can't say I'm sorry to usher the year out. Thankyou so much for reading along faithfully with me this year. I've made some new friends through this blog as well as continued many longer online (and offline!) friendships. I wish each one of you much health and happiness in the year ahead. See you in 2010!
January started with my first Finished Object of the year, a crochet cardigan:
In February I had the flu (thought to be Norwalk) and was sicker than Joe had ever seen me since we've been together (since November 1992). He bought me this lovely rose plant, what a guy eh?
Sadly, this plant is no longer with us, my thumb is not green.
The first day of March I cast off the first of two or three knit-a-longs I participated in this year, this is the Kauni Revontuli Shawl. Which reminds me, I haven't worn it in a while, must do so soon.
I participated in a few swaps in 2009, after having taken a break for a few years. One of the package included a catnip treat, which Buttons and Frisbee really enjoyed:
In May Spring was in the air and both ourselves and the cats were able to spend more time outdoors. I took this action shot of Frisbee jumping up to the window to see Buttons in the house. I think this is one of the best kitty action shots I've ever taken.
During the month of June I tried to spend as many of my lunch breaks as possible outdoors, often with camera and knitting in hand, thankful that I live in such a beautiful part of the world.
I spent part of July on vacation, it was a gorgeous month. I love summer! This was the summer of the barbeque for us, can't wait to get out there and grill again!
Early in August I started to weave. Lots of fun, unfortunately I need more hours in the day to indulge in all my fibery pursuits. Haven't touched the loom (or actually, looms, I have two now) for a couple months, need to do so soon!
Didn't blog much in September so the pictures to chose from that month were pretty lean. I did work on this scarf with some of my favourite handspun to date though:
October was a fun month featuring a couple fiber events, including a spinning retreat where the banquet dessert was this gorgeous cake complete with chocolate spinning wheel:
In November I started blogging daily photos (I hope to get back to that soon) and also finally blocked what ended up being my favourite knit item yet, the Harbour Lights Shawl. I'm still amazed at the difference blocking made with this item.
And finally, December. A rather stressful month as my Dad had major surgery (he's doing very well now, thankfully). I was away from home for almost two weeks what with Dad being in hospital and then for Christmas. Regardless, the Legislature in Victoria always looks gorgeous all lit up for the holidays: