Wednesday, December 12, 2018

“In the madness, you have to find calm.” ~ Lupita Nyong’o

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and this year, for the first time in several years, we will not be on the road. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! I know that things change, that children move away, that the locations for celebrations are not a fixed point on a map. I am very happy however, that the point on the map this year is my own home.🎄

Our December so far has been reasonably slow-paced, and this makes me happy as well. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy holiday festivities as much as the next person, but I really love sitting in my chair by the fire and reading, knitting, looking at the tree and soaking up the “all is calm, all is bright” part of the season, as the chaos of world swirls around outside my door. It is a bit of refuge from the daily onslaught of bad news.

When I completed the brioche shawl that was the focus of my previous post, I noted that I would be moving on to an “appetizer” sized project next - smaller and simpler. Pictured above is that project. The Arnica Baby Cardigan is such a sweet little sweater. I fell in love with it, and with these colors when I saw them used by another knitter. I went to my LYS with the photo on my phone and absolutely copy-catted the other knitter’s color selections for my own.

I think it came out beautifully, and while there is no recipient for it currently, it never hurts to have a baby sweater “ready to go.”

It’s unlikely that I will post again before we head south. So, I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!

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