I'm thankful for knitting to keep me occupied while I was really sick. One lesson learned from battling breast cancer is to have goals each day, no matter how small. Battling pneumonia, I was too sick to read but the repetitive motion of knitting, along with watching PVRed Tour de France 2011 episodes kept me going for a few weeks.
With knitting Christmas presents behind me I was finally able to tackle a project for myself. Last summer I stocked-up on a few skeins of "Meadow" from Tanis Fiber Arts before it was discontinued. A bit of back & forth knitting and "voilà", a new Azzu Shawl for me. I love it! It's soft, squishy, and warm.
I was able to take part in the Tanis Fiber Arts Knit-along in January. I had not signed-up at the beginning of January because I didn't think I would be able to finish a project in a month. Funny how things happen sometimes. My yoga goal went down the tubes but I now have a new shawl instead. My first knit-along, it was really fun to watch all the projects evolve and I discovered many new beautiful patterns. Wool + pattern + needles = Joy!