Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's been a while, but starting school and getting through the High Holy Days is just exhausting!

As always, I enjoyed the holidays. I try to make them peaceful and reflective, which would be easier if I didn't host the Break Fast that ends Yom Kippur. I fed around 35 people this year -- some of whom had fasted for 25 hours.
My friend Richard makes the most beautiful -- and delicious -- challahs.

We are having a gorgeous fall -- thanks, no doubt -- to global warming. The most exciting part is that I can bike again, now that the scar from my surgery is healed. And the fall flowers are stunning.
I know I swore not to buy any yarn or cast on any new projects, but I have finished a few things, so I gave in when I saw a sample of a ZickZack Scarf at an LYS. Here's my new beginning:
Besides, it seems only right to start a new project at the beginning of the new year! The yarn is Lang Mille Colori Baby. It feels like it's very thin sock yarn, almost lace. This is going to take FOREVER, but I think it will be worth it.

I hope to get back in the blogging groove. Work has just been overwhelming! Many days I'm at school from 7:30 to 5:30 without even a break for lunch. I feel really lucky to work at a great school where the staff is amazing and the students are diverse and interesting. I like my work -- there's just too much of it!

12 comments:

  1. That challah looks so EGGY delicious. I can almost taste the yumminess!

    I think it is a RULE that you must start a new project for the new year. LOL Your colors are BEAUTIFUL! I hope you have a sweet new year.

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  2. I love how the yarn matches your flowers!

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  3. A very pretty scarf to start the new year! Sounds like your breakfast was awesome! I can't even imagine fitting 35 people in this place, balancing plates and coffee cups.

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  4. Here's to a good year-the bread is beautiful! Your new scarf is going to be a good knit!

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  5. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Celebrating with so many family & friends makes a great start to the new year.

    I love the beginning of your scarf - the colors are lovely. Have fun knitting.

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  6. Happy New Year. !!! I love your scarf. Challah..mmmmm

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  7. Oh, gosh! That bread looks amazing! I can practically smell it from here. Yum! Your scarf will also be amazing. Love the colors!

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  8. The challah looks beautiful! So does your new project! Those colors are like salt water taffy!

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  9. I hope your New Year was wonderful. That bread looks so delicious! Your ZickZack looks fun!

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  10. I'm glad you are having some nice weather! it's been unusually hot and humid and I'm waiting it out. I hope it leaves soon!

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  11. Happy New Year! Just back from vacation and catching up. The Challah looks so good and your new start (perfect for a new year) looks so fine.

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