happy new year!


It’s 2013!  If I go back through my archives I’ve been blogging since September 2004.  In September 2014 I’ll have been blogging for 10 years.  Whoa.

It’s a new year, and instead of making resolutions to DO, I’m making resolutions to TRY.

I’m going to TRY to blog more.  I’m going to TRY to knit for ME.  I’m going to TRY to publish more patterns, or at least let you know about ones that have been published.  (Did any of you know I’ve got a pattern in the Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts Issue?  Didn’t think so).

We started the new year off right by doing something different.  We took a family vacation!  Plattsburgh, NY is under 2 hours away, and there’s a hotel there with lots of activities for the kids.


(ps that tarp isn’t because of any leak- they were getting ready to fill it with balloons to drop at midnight on NYE)

There are good restaurants in the area and right near a 24 hour Walmart, a Sally’s Beauty Supply, a Michael’s… 😀


We drove down with 5 other families that have kids about the same ages, and in the hotel were other groups of 2-5 families that we all knew, so we were always around friends.  We did a lot of shopping, a lot of socializing and I even managed to squeeze in a bit of knitting while the boys watched TV as we changed for dinner.


I worked on my fun fur vest…no pics yet ‘cus I keep forgetting to take one.

Speaking of shopping in the States…the shopping carts for when out with kids are awesome!  If the store doesn’t have a double-seater cart, my boys have to take turns walking, or scrounge around for one of the few carts with a car attached to the front.  But checkit the carts at Price Chopper:


Awesome no?

Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

2 thoughts on “happy new year!

  1. Love that shopping cart – how convenient. We need those here. Wow, there were 10 families in Platts you knew? Very cool! I need to check out that place, looks awesome.

    I like your resolution to TRY! Good idea! 🙂

    Love where Henri is watching TV. Doesn’t look too comfortable, lol.


  2. So glad you are back blogging! I have resurrected my blog as well, so perhaps we can encourage each other? I had no idea you had a pattern in Interweave! I get the subscription, but that doesn’t include the gifts issue. I wonder if it’s still in stores? I try to buy all the issues that include patterns designed by friends. 🙂

    I would love to see how the vest is coming along! Is the yarn driving you crazy? (I’ve knit many an item with annoying yarn, but was worth it in the end).


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