“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.”
~ Walt Whitman
|Isager Strik Spinni Wool 1 in 'dark natural gray'|
I'm so looking forward to this year's knitalong. 2012 was spent hunkered down in solitude knitting big secrets that couldn't be shared but 2013 will be a year for reconnecting with friends. I tried to find a good 'Leaves of Grass' quote that was fitting but when I found the one above I loved it so I stopped looking (I'm not sure what it's from?). Good old Walt Whitman ~ I'll have to add him to my reading list for 2013. He always brings one of my favorite movies to mind, 'Dead Poets Society', and the scene where Robin William's students stand on their desks and quote lines from 'O Captain! My Captain!' as he gathers his belongings after being fired. Such a good movie.
I'm excited to have WillyG join us this year and oddly enough, I have completely forgotten who else said that they were going to knit with us this time around. I know that Kelli, Jeff and Will are casting on, and I think Morgen has also said she'll be joining us. Other than that, I guess I'll be pleasantly surprised if someone I've forgotten pops on with a post! (here's a link to an updated list of all our knitters!)
There's still time to participate ~ pm me on Ravelry if you'd like to knitalong. We cast on January 1st but even if you decide at a later date to play along, for the most part we're slow knitters and there's no rush to get added to the blog for posting rights.
Be safe tomorrow as you ring in the New Year and hopefully we all wake up with clear minds and rested fingers as we cast on 'Leaves of Grass'.
Enjoy the waning hours of 2012 and see you all next year! ~ Melissa