Welcome to 2015!

By now most of the world has made it across the midnight barrier and found their way into 2015.

This is a poignant moment for me. 2015 will be the first year where I spend the entire three-hundred-and-sixty-five days as a resident of Canada. I almost made it in 2012 but missed it by a few weeks due to leaving for the UK on 3rd December.

At the beginning of 2014 I was living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne having a good time. I had finally managed to get my brain under control and was beginning to have a handle on over a decade of OCD (previously undiagnosed). Thanks to that and the fact I had such a great circle of friends in Newcastle, I was dealing much better with the fact I was thousands of miles from my girlfriend with no end date in sight.


In the spring I got my Confirmation of Permanent Residency. Six weeks later, on June 19th, I was back in Ontario.

It’s been six months and things are still going well. I’ve spent most of my time knitting and writing. I got a job where I can knit without it getting in the way of my work. My girlfriend and I are happy together, much happier than we were in 2012. And I’m surrounded by my animals.


This year has turned me into a dog person thanks to this brute. His name is Van and he is quite the charmer. Walking him has become one of the highlights of my day, even when he launches into the creek and tries to bite a fisherman’s rod.

In terms of knitting, 2014 has been a productive year. I have listed almost none of what I’ve done on Ravelry which I really need to change at some point but it’s quite difficult to do that when I have the habit of basically throwing my knitting at its recipient as soon as it’s finished.

At the moment I’m on a sock-knitting kick and I’m just about to finish some socks for myself (shock horror!) and start another pair with zero guilt because both socks are from yarn bought for me for Christmas. This year I want to be better at that. I don’t need to give away EVERYTHING I knit, though it doesn’t bother me that I do. I am most definitely a process knitter.

In 2014 I began to take my blog more seriously, trying to get some sort of schedule underway. I’m still working on that. I’m switching to posts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; that suits my energy levels much more than my previous attempts. I’m also getting back into pattern collections for you guys.

So welcome to 2015, fellow nerdy knitters. I’m sure we’re in for a good one. Thanks for joining me for the ride.


11 thoughts on “Welcome to 2015!

  1. Happy New Year and congratulations on your move. Such a lovely photo. 3 beautiful happy faces. 🙂 I need to find a job like you have. I can barely eat lunch without interruptions. Good luck with all your endeavors for 2015.


      1. I might just take you up on that. Lol!!! 😄 Quite a few years now, I’ve been considering moving to Canada. But my daughter is dead set against it. Enjoy the new year. Wishing you all the best. 😊


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