Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Day - Welcome to MMX



I am borrowing a page from Rebecca who posts a photo everyday and posting a picture for this day... Casting on for the first of my Ravelry Group 10 shawls in 2010 on this day as well.








and from Rabbie Burns, the great Scottish Poet:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot,
sin auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.
CHORUS
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie's a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.
CHORUS

oh, and by the way: Thanks Donnely for reminding me of this.

I will open the back door to let the old year out, and the front door to let the New Year in, give your first visitor of the new year a twist of salt to season life, a piece of bread to stay hunger, a glass of water to stave thirst, and a coin to fend off poverty. A hug to show human warmth, a handshake to show you hold no grudge, and a genuine smile and candle to light up their darkness.

7 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am asuming there is drinking going on while the song is sung, if done properly...yes??? :)
I need a cuppa something HOT to thaw me bones; cold here today!!!
Happy New Year to Ye Lassie!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Feltmaker said...

Happy New year Leslie

Love Fx

DancesWithPitBulls said...

Ooooooooooooooh! What patterns are you using for the shawls? If I didn't have so many things already planned I'd join ya on that.

Leslie said...

@Anne, nope we all tea-totaled last night as we were miles from home and the cops were out everywhere and we all decided that Sober and Safe was the better part of discretion. In spirit tho, mind.

Leslie said...

@Rebecca, at the moment my thoughts are Swallowtail from Diana Trodahl, Ishbel from Ysolda Teague, Herbivore, maybe Shipwreck. If you go to my queue page, you'll see the ones I thinking of.

Jan said...

Happy new year to you, Leslie! I hope you make all those shawls in record time!

Nicola said...

Wish I'd been that 1st visitor! Sounds like a great welcome.

Happy New Year!!!