Wednesday, December 31, 2003

New Years Eve

I had a good day today. Rob and I went to lunch at or favorite Korean restaurant. We have been going there for years and the owner knows us well. She always makes sure she gives us her calendar every year. Today her daughter got us to move over by the TV so she could play some Korean music videos for us. They had English subtitles, and she also came over to help explain when she didn't have to wait on anyone. I liked them a lot. They were all very sad though. I think someone died in every single one and many from suicide. She was telling us that students in Korea kill themselves a lot due to all the stress that they undergo in school. It is extremely hard to get accepted into the Universities there, so the pressure and competion is emmense. You know, I'm really going to miss that place. I'll have to make a point to eat there everytime I come home to visit. We went to B&N after that. Holy crap are there a lot of knitting books now! I wish I had money to spend, but I am saving all my Christmas money for the move. It was nice to go and look at them though. I saw some beautiful patterns. We rented Seabiscuit. Rob and I both read the book, and it was great. You really fall in love with that horse. The movie doesn't totally stick to the book, but it was good. It will be 2004 in a couple of hours. Another year has come and gone. They seem to fly by faster and faster. Last year one of my resolutions was to learn to knit. I started learning how to knit 12/31/2002 and by the morning of 1/1/2003 I was knitting away! I taught myself using the Coats and Clark Knitting Made Easy CD. The first thing I made was a sweater for my nephew. I learned how to knit socks a few months later. My first pair were knit on two circular needles using the basci sock pattern from Cat Bordi's book Socks Soar On Two Circular Needles. I think my Knitting New Year's resolution will be to learn Intarsia knitting. Hmmm I'm inspired. I think I'll go online and see what I can find.