Did you stay up for the fireworks last night? We all sat together for the 9 o'clock fireworks and then Alex went to bed after that. I was surprised that he didn't seem to enjoy them all that much. Chris and I sat up for the midnight fireworks and saw the old year out and greeted the new year.
What's in store for this year?
Knitting-wise, I am going to shop from my stash as much as possible. You may have noticed the knitmeter I have added to the sidebar. I'll be updating it with information as I go along. My target is to knit20km of yarn this year. There, I have said it now.. and I'll have to try. I am rather proud of teh nearly 16km of yarn I knit up last year, but I also probably added more than that to my stash!
I hope to have at least another 3 patterns completed and published. In fact, i am starting off the year ahead! I have a pattern for a pullover and another similar one for a cardigan which I will be publishing later this month. They will be two separate patterns also available as an e-book on Ravelry.
For the store, I am still trying to decide whether I want to focus on the thinner yarns. I first need to use up my stock of thicker yarns I suppose. I am also considering adding a few new products to the store.. more about that later.
This year is Alex's last year in daycare before he goes to "big school" in 2012. I am sure it will be a fun year with lots of surprises. He's come a long way this past year with his reading, writing and counting. At the beginning of this year, he only knew the letters of the alphabet and was only just starting to work out the sounds. He is now able to work out words (most, not all) from their sounds. A year ago, he could count to 10 and was making attempts at counting to 20. Now he's happily counting to over 100, can read numbers up to the hundreds and can do basic addition and subtraction. His ability to reason astounds me. Perhaps I just have low standards.. but I am quite amazed by his ability to work things out. Alex has come a long long way in 2010 and I wonder what he has in store for me in 2012.
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