I sent Jo some stitch markers very like these, but the one she sent me is a row marker and the clasp at the top (instead of a ring) makes all the difference when knitting lace. I am thinking lace at the moment, as I am working on an article for Kerrie's Yarn Forward mag and knitting a project to go with it. the yarn is Dee's Sophia and is gorgeous to knit with but I wont spoil the unveiling by giving any hint, so you'll have to wait, tease? me? Yes, mwahahahaha!
The rest of Christmas? A jolly time was had by all. Next year, less consuming and commercialism and more handmade - promise to self - all felt a little hollow somehow. But kids had a good one and everyone played nice :o)
New Years resolution? Do less and do it better. I have been chasing my tail all year struggling to meet one deadline after another and just getting there by the skin of my teeth. i want to enjoy my knitting so I need to be more choosy both about what I knit and also about what other commitments i take on. Less will definitely be more in 2008.
So first priority is to clear the decks of outstanding commitments, knitterly and otherwise.
In my next post ... a homecoming.