Thursday, December 10, 2015
I've never been one for the over-abundant holiday season, and this year especially, I am keeping to the Simple Modes. Our family has had its disasters this year, but all are warm and safe now, looking forward to that bit of family closeness at the end of the year. In particular, I am not one for rushing about, grabbing Black Friday sales, etc.
Typically, I bake gingerbread men, cookies, and breads, make a few things, and look forward to the week at the end of the year. That's the review time, to see what was good/bad and really didn't matter. And to plan 2016--my 2016 list is maybe a little overdone, but right now, I'm full of creative energy.
Here's what my family is getting, and they know it. :) Some caps, scarves, and a whole lot of dishcloths and mats. While crocheting is not my favorite creative mode, it is good therapy in very stressful times.
In particular, I like the Tunisian crochet. I only know a couple of stitches, but they serve me well. There is a lot to be said for repetitive work, when one's mind is stuffed full.
That stack to the right are unfinished dishcloths/washcloths (you choose which). The ends (tails) need to be woven in and that is one part I do not like.
I always thought of them as dishcloths, but so many people are using them now for washcloths as they exfoliate a bit.
One daughter and I share crochet times and it is a wonderful communication time. Recently, another daughter and her two daughters and I did a lot of crocheting, sitting, talking thru very calm times. The six-year old did a chain the length of their hallway! So proud.
Simple times, taking time, is so important this year. I hope you are subscribed to my enewsletter, where I'll be posting photos of my latest travels?
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Enjoy them as you relax during the holidays? And do watch for my next post: THE YEAR IN REVIEW AND NEW PLANS.