In the end, Christmas was pretty simple, but when all was said and done I think I enjoyed it more this year than I have in a long time. We played lots of games, ate simple foods, and I pretty much had the philosophy that if it didn't really need doing, it didn't get done. And that was okay! I think I learned some things about keeping what's truly important a priority when spending time with family and friends. At the end of the day what makes me happy is to know I enjoyed and loved these people. And that they loved me.
And, as if that isn't enough, I'm happy to say I managed to crochet some small gifts with the new yarn I got in last weekend, and that makes me feel so good. :^)
Adeline Fingerless Mitts:
and a Double Shell Headband:
The yarn used in both projects is Willow Wash Heather. It's a soft non-pilling acrylic that just grows softer with washing. While the color is lovely, I confess these pictures show it a little brighter than it truly is. This color is called Mulberry Heather and it has purple flecks spun into the deep red yarn It is a beautiful color and I wish I had ordered more.
And now... it may be a lofty goal with only 4 days left, but I'm going to strive to finish the Arrowhead Blanket before the end of the year. I'd love to start the new year with a clean slate. So many new crochet ideas and projects have been inspiring me. Nothing like starting some fresh new projects at the beginning of a new year. :^)
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