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Time to Be…

Now that the holidays are over and the new year is started it is “time to be…involved” in several fun activities throughout blogland.


I’m participating in the Bejeweled KAL and am loving how the scarf is knitting up so far. It’s fun to see the scarves that are coming together – lots of fun yarn choices. This one will be for me – I commented to Mom that this would make a great birthday gift for a friend; however, I’m loving this yarn so much that I will indeed keep it for myself. So, semi “tongue in cheek” it seemed only appropriate to join It’s Not a Gift! 2.0 with this.

I see lots of possibilities in my stash for additional Bejeweled scarves this year!

Be Healthy


 With the new year comes a new look at health and nutrition. A couple of years ago, I “inherited” a great recumbent bicycle from a friend and am finding that it is a great way to exercise no matter what the weather is like. As a motivator, I have joined in with with the goal of logging at least 100 miles on the bike before April Fool’s Day. The bike time will also be a great way to catch up on some podcasts that I’m way behind with.

Be Photographing



I have always enjoyed taking pictures and since getting my digital camera 3 years ago I have enjoyed it even more. Stephanie and Margene have started 007 Snap a Dozen Days with the goal of each month blogging about a picture that sums up the month for you.

Be Colorful


Lolly has just posted the plans for Project Spectrum 2.0 – this year’s approach has opened a totally different way of looking at colors. Time to start planning the projects – knit and otherwise. I had projects I wanted to accomplish in ’06 which were pushed to the back burner once I started traveling for work.

Be Simple


While bouncing around blogs I came across a new web ring A Year of Simple Things. Over the course of this year I’ll be blogging once a week about a simple pleasure that happened within the week. I’ve blogged before about simple things that have made for a good day or weekend – this should be a fun way to keep focused on those things. (For details, click on the webring in my sidebar to the right.)

What will you “Be” in 2007?


  1. My New Year’s resolution was not to join anything, but dang, there are several good things there…

  2. To be or not to be . . . that is the question. It seems like you are really “being” this next year.

  3. Yeah I didn’t want to join too many either but the project spectrum 2.0 and the 007 snaps one just might suck me in.

    Psst…you didn’t put the ringcode on for Monthly Dishcloths after you applied to the ring.

  4. Wow, you certainly have got a lot going on there. And they all sound wonderful. I’m already there with you on Bejeweled, Not a Gift, and 100 Miles. It will be fun doing them together.

  5. What a year! Thanks for being a part of TWO of my projects, Amy! 🙂

  6. Hi Amy, I am tagging you. Check out my blog to find out what to do.

  7. Thanks for my copy, Amy!!! I can’t wait to read it and then share it with the 30 knitters I have coming for a retreat this weekend!!!

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