I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already! If you celebrate, I hope it was a good one for you.
In all honesty, the last few months I've fought off not feeling well, discouragement about not feeling well, anxiety about insurance, frustration over miscommunications with some of the staff in my doctor's office, and sometimes just downright poor communication. To say I wasn't in the mood for Christmas is an understatement. I had days where I just wanted to skip Christmas and the year to be over already.
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. :^)
To see what other Yoppers are up to this week, visit our thread on Ravelry by clicking on the graphic below:
Happy New Year!