First off: You are all so awesome. I really loved reading your comments about the things you are doing, suggestions for helping me get out of my little funk, and commiserating about how you feel the same. It's really comforting to hear that a) I'm not the only one who feels a little out of sorts lately, and b) some of you are doing really awesome things, c) some excellent suggestions on busting out of the rut (Eliza, I'm seriously considering coming to visit, and I want in on your book club!) such as making new friends (Erica we're on for January!), volunteering, trying new things, taking classes, exercising, etc. I recommend you read some the comments, I re-read them all the time.
I think I'm going to take a few different classes in the new year. And some friends and I are getting together tonight to do a Christmas hamper for a family in need.G and I are planning a couple winter getaways to the cottage in the new year, and I think I really want to try dogsledding when we are there. As for travel outside of gigantic Canada, I can either go without my husband (always an option), or wait until he too can travel. We'll see.
I'm not sure how many people know this, but G is British, and since we got married in March, we've been going through the delightful immigration/visa process. We're really happy, but the process is a financial strain, and G can't travel out of Canada until the paperwork is finished. I suspect something about the perpetual holding pattern as well as the inability to travel has made me feel a little lackluster. It's funny how the second you can't do something (i.e., have a spontaneous weekend away to Vegas) that is what you most desperately crave.
Complete Subject Change: Have you seen this dress?
It looks like the collar part is detachable. According to Butcher Couture, It was made for a Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser. It's made entirely of organic merino. I bet it weighs 300 pounds. All I can say is- WOW.
If you ever need a laugh, I really recommend you read the comments from the FOs of Cats Love Sweaters, a cat sweater pattern on Ravelry. Why was I looking at cat sweaters, you ask? I'm thinking of knitting on for little Yarn, since she often looks chilly. But I'm not too interested in knitting something that she won't wear, so I decided to go the Ravelry pages to see what others said about their cat's reactions. Oh. My. God. The Hilarity!!
I'm not knitting that much this past week, the social calendar is crammed with holiday gatherings and I'm helping a friend knit a gift for his significant other, which takes up the knitting time I do have left over! But I am working on a little original project, and have recently started this cardigan. I'm counting on the upcoming holidays to give me the time I need to finish a couple of projects!