To give you an idea of how reluctant I was to let go of that header, I first started having these thoughts late last summer. Every time they would surface I was able to successfully ignore them. Right up to the final days of 2012. That made for almost six months of procrastination, which is a lot even for me.
I am still fixing a few things, and my plan is to change the header on a more frequent basis. I will also try to keep current pictures of our family is the side bar. All of the ones there, with the exception of Jay's, are from 2012. I didn't have a single decent picture of Jay from 2012 on my computer (which explains why he wasn't in our family collage photo in my last post), so his is from a trip we took in 2011. (As a retired fisheries biologist I thought it was fitting that it was taken on a research boat off San Juan Island.) I am thinking about adding a mini-collage of my trips in the side bar, but wonder if it might end up looking too busy if I do that. If you have any feedback/ideas I would love to hear from you!
Also in the blog housekeeping department, I didn't have time to show you my final two knitted items for the year. I started off 2012 knitting Boreal, a sweater design by Kate Davies, so it seemed fitting somehow that I finished the year with two Kate Davies patterns. Here is Neep Heid.
I might not be making any progress with my Chinese, but thanks to Kate Davies I have managed to pick up a few Scots words.
I used the leftovers from the Neep Heid, along with a deep purple skein I found in my stash, to finish off the year with wwwww#1, possibly the most oddly named knitting project ever.
This is the warmest headband I have ever knit! It is made from Jamieson & Smith Shetland wool, and lined with a soft sock yarn. I figure by the time I get over my Kate Davies knitting binge I should have enough leftover J&S yarn to knit a dozen or so more of these. Any guesses as to what was the first project I cast on in 2013?