I don’t want to set any resolutions or start any big extravagant goals right now. It has been some time since I posted a blog entry and I thought I would just do it. Write it, post it, see if it is something which starts the momentum again or just sits on its own. I am okay either way. Taking a two week break over Christmas and New Year is pretty standard for me, and it’s a chance to pause, take a breath and think about things. This generally can lead to sweeping statements about what I will achieve in the next twelve months, but for today I am just relaxing.
Two projects I am very proud of myself for completing ready for Christmas gifts were a crochet blanket for my grandparents and a knitted dinosaur (“derposaur”) for my sister.
I also completed a crochet ripple scarf for my Mum, but stupidly I have no photos of the finished object! Here is when I first started it and the two yarns I was using:
Lastly, I knit Dave a beanie to replace one that he lost. Yes, he lost a beanie a little while ago that I made him, but that’s because he wore it and wore it all the time, so I knew it was loved. I still had plenty of the yarn left so I made one to replace it and he was very happy – it’s a really soft acrylic, so I can understand why he enjoys wearing it so much.
So this is my summer pause. Also yes, I still have far too many unfinished projects floating about the place, so of course I am proud of these ones! After tomorrow I go back to work, and I need to steel myself a little for that one because it hasn’t been my favourite place lately. So without it being a new year resolution I am hoping to go back with a fresh brain and mood, ready to tackle challenges and … yeah, I hope to eat some healthy lunches too and do some more walking. There you go. Can’t help myself, right?