new projects

i've decided this year will be a busy year for me. my knitting queue, which was large, is getting larger. i have high hopes for some larger projects this year. sweaters, socks, and lace, oh my!

my confidence in sewing is growing so that to do list is growing also. must learn to sew a zipper. and buttonholes. those are definitely some obstacles i need to overcome.

also on my list is the desire to cook more. though i couldn't even get the couscous right the other night, but i won't let that deter me. luckily, i have a love affair with our clay pot and it is hard to screw anything up when cooking in that.

and on the photography front. well, right now i feel brave and excited but in a couple months brave may easily be replaced with deranged. i have taken on a few new projects to hopefully inspire and educate me. the first is the 365 project. i have failed to complete the 52 weeks project. three times. ouch. why i think i might complete this i have no clue. but i am going to try. (of course, i go out of town the day after i start and have no way to upload my pictures - but the photos are being taken!).
she wasn't good.

and then, i was inspired by justmakeit and decided to give it a go. the 100 strangers project is something i have been wanting to do for over a year. i can be a bit shy and have a really difficult time approaching strangers. i consider myself lacking some basic social skills quite honestly. last year we were in florida and i snuck this picture. i've always thought it would have been a great start to the 100 strangers project and i've regretted not taking that chance then.

so, now i find myself back in florida at about the same time of year (give or take a week or two) and i didn't want to have those regrets two years in a row. i took my first photo for the project and can't wait to share it with you. next week, when i can upload those photos.

until then, happy new year to all of you who take time from your busy lives to stop by here! i appreciate you so much and look forward to sharing the new year with you.
i'd love to know what projects are on your list.


  1. Oh, I'm so excited for you doing 100 strangers! This is one where I can use all the moral support and fellow-feeling I can get! 365 is a tough project too, but since stranger photos can double up as 365 photos (I think), you're not adding much more work for yourself. The trick is being willing to slog through and keep posting during the uninspired times, which, if you look at my stream, you see I'm quite able to do :-) Oh, and by the way, I LOVE this photo. Composition, light, muted colors with that little jolt of aqua -- all wonderful!!

  2. Cannot wait to see what you see, loving your photography as I do.
    New year's best to you and yours, knit on!

  3. This is great. I can't wait to see what you do with these projects.

    I find myself always drawn to these things, but this year I must be realistic as I am working full-time for Spring. I keep thinking, though, that Summer will be a good time to pick up a handful of cool projects. I hope to keep and eye on inspiring folks like you in the mean time!

  4. Anonymous1/13/2010

    knitting is still too far out of reach for me. project 365, well that's my challenge this year too, and well, it is a challenge, but some will be better than others and the point is to pick up the camera often isn't it.

    good luck with everything.


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