Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year, Y'all!

I can't believe that 2006 is gone already. I can honestly say that it was the best year in over a decade at la casita de Muse. I'm sad to see it go but very anxious to see what 07 will bring. In true Dick Clark fashion, I found myself reliving some of the events and knits that shaped my life last year. This week brings together the past, the present and the future for IndigoMuse. Today, I start with my friends.


Jan 06 brought our best buds from college from the West Coast back to the East Coast after a 13 year separation. I can honestly say, this has truly been the highlight of my year. We're like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, knitting needles and yarn. Those 13 years apart royally sucked. But we're seriously making up for lost time. We rang in 06 and 07 with them, spent two weeks vacationing together this summer and have spent at least one weekend each month eating, drinking and laughing together. Life is way too short not to spend it with good friends.

The Muse Family and friends at Montana de Fuego, Costa Rica - Summer 06

Speaking of friends, I can't say enough about how important it is to me to have good fiber friends and fiends in my life. And while I don't have pictures of all of you to share here, you know who you are (especially my Fab Five peeps).

EiKnits, IndigoMuse, Pixiestikz and KeowdieKnits Maryland Sheep and Wool 06

You understand my "addiction" and most certainly enable it. Oh, how so many of you near and far enable me :) And fibery goodness has this magical way of weaving the best friendships I've ever experienced in my life.

IM, Zira and Pixiestikz MS&W 06

On a sad note, a number of my "real" and virtual friends experienced personal loss this year. Boogie, Lolly, Jen and La, and blogless JD are just a few who are top of mind but I know there are many others I'm forgetting. Please know that even though we may never meet, you and your families continue to be a part of my thoughts and prayers. And a few blog buds disappeared from Bloglandia. Anyone know what happened to Froggy Knits or Fiberphile? These two very talented ladies had more skill in their little pinkie than I'll ever have in my entire body. I truly miss their talent and their knits but most of all, I wonder if they're okay.

And yes, I was MIA for the better part of the year and for that, I apologize. That's not what friends do and it wasn't fair to just stop blogging altogether. I promise to at least check in every so often because if you're like me, you worry about people when they just up and disappear.

Thank you dear friends for enriching my life, helping me stay sane when I feel like I'm drowning in a sea of testosterone and always "helping" me understand that I need to buy more yarn, fiber and related items. Thanks to you, every year is a good year!


Amy Boogie said...

I'm glad to hear that someone had a good 2006 and you deserved it, although I wish you hadn't disappeared for so long there :)

May 2007 be a wonderful year for us all. Hopefully someday we'll meet.

Anonymous said...

As always, since that SPal so long ago...I treasure our friendship and always wish like crazy we were closer in distance...

I can't wait to see you in 07!!!

Happy new year to a fabulous fiberlover who is a beautiful and super awesome friend.

We're Lucky to have ya!

Knit on!
x/o H

La said...

I'm just glad as hell you're still around!

Here's to 06 getting it's ass kicked by 007!

emmy said...

I am so glad to see that you are back! You have been greatly missed. I hope that I see you at the Spring Fiber Festival. I have marked the date!! and THIS summer we will have to get together to chat, knit and drink some coffee.

Thanks for your comment on the mohair. I started the sweater but it wasn't right so tonight I frogged it. I just want a light airy mohair sweater with not a lot of patterning. Let me know if you have any ideas for patterns.

Best wishes to you and yours for an EVEN better 2007.

jane said...

Happy New Year...I hope to see you at a fiber festival sometime in 2007! Jane

Wanda said...

I'm glad that 2006 was such a great year for you and I hope that it gets even better in 2007.

Robin said...

Hey! Happy New Year to you!!! Thanks for being such a WONDERFUL Fiber Buddy!!

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