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Quite a year

Monday, December 31st, 2012

So that’s just about it. 2012.

Quite a year, one way and  another. Full of ups and downs. Not a stellar year, but there have been worse.

Highs: Learning to scuba dive and cross country ski, visiting the Maldives again, watching FC Barcelona play superlative football, being British and proud watching the  London Olympics, meeting so many of you at the FQR in London, my daughter working hard and winning a place at Gymnasium, lots of lovely knitting and sewing.

Lows: Losing my dear friend Mary in July, tearing the ligaments in my knee skiing in January and taking forever to recover, teenage angst and lots of worrying about schools and social lives of said teenagers, the flu from hell and 101 other little niggles too minor to worry about.

I have to confess to being less successful than I would have liked as far as using my stash was concerned, nor were my weight loss efforts (haha) at all successful (but at least I haven’t put anything more on). Running was fairly rubbish this year too – I only competed once – I’m still training but only once a week at the moment.

Fabric: up 22.5m….not good (I hang my head with shame….proof that I am a weak-willed woman!), but still massively better than last year 😉

Yarn: Down 1,500m yeehaa! This would have been doubled if the hoodie was finished, but I’m still plodding along with the sleeves….one day….. 😉 I was trying to make 12 pairs of socks this year, but only managed 7.5. Maybe 12 was a little over-optimistic.

So that’s it done then. Another chapter just about closed. Tomorrow is another day and another year. I wonder what it will bring.

Happy New Year everyone – and thanks for visiting!!



14 Responses to “Quite a year”

  1. Floh Stiche Says:

    Dear Helen, I wish you a healthy and happy 2013! See you in London *Floh*

  2. Linds Says:

    Happy New Year to you too! It is wet and dismal here right now, and my year has not been stellar at all, but bring on 2013 – there are sure to be some adventures and surprises in the next 365 days!

  3. Lush Says:

    STEP. AWAY. FROM. THE. TAPE. MEASURE!!! You make stuff from bits of string & sticks & fabric. You are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Now stop counting what you have not done & bask in what you have, way more than most I suspect. You do this for pleasure remember??
    Have a wonderful safe NYE & see you on the other side.
    Loads of love
    Lush xox

  4. CarlaHR Says:

    All the best to you and your family for 2013 – the end of teenage angst tops the list with good health a very close second (or perhaps it should be the other way around).

  5. diane stanley Says:

    Happy New Year Helen. It sounds like a productive year to me.
    I know the lows are never a “highlight” for any year, but it is a nice way to recognise progress when things change!
    Much love to you and your in 2013.

  6. Susan Says:

    Happy New Year! May 2013 bring more peace, less germs, more time at the FQR and lots of good stuff to you on top of all that.

  7. Tanya Says:

    22.5 metres…… mmmmm perhaps 2013 will be the year for stash busting then??? I’m tempted to go and measure my stash…… but then again, maybe that’s not a good idea!! Happy new year, looking forward to sharing your lovely blog in 2013 xx

  8. Katy Says:

    I think i just heard a flock of sheep shivering after all that wool being used 😉

    Happy new year!

  9. Leanne Says:

    I am so glad to have met you in London and hope to see you next year too. I hope you will have the best new year with more running and knitting and sewing and less teenage angst and all that.

  10. Flying Blind Says:

    Here’s to a calm and productive 2013 – see you again in July.
    Happy New Year xxx

  11. Diane Neale Says:

    So glad o have met you this year Helen. I wish you all the best for 2013

  12. Elisabeth Says:

    Happy New Year, Helen! It was so nice to meet you last year 🙂
    I hope 2013 will be a very good year for you!

  13. Steph Says:

    Here’s wishing you all a brilliant 2013.

  14. Danny Says:

    Scuba diving! I forgot about that! How fun!

    I hope you have a very happy (and fabric trim) new year!