I wanted to start off this post by thanking everyone who has reached out to me, in whatever manner, to offer encouragement and support during our recent time of troubles with Cieara. I can’t tell you how much its helped, and how much it meant to me. It is really nice to know that other parents have gone through similar things – and that things worked out in the end. And it was really nice to just hear from everyone with your messages – it was really touching. Thank you again!
My happy news is that she’s decided against moving out. She told us the other night, and I can’t tell you what a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders. We had some good conversations with her about the whole thing, and hopefully we’ll be able to move forward (together!) on a more positive track. We are working on healing and repairing some of the emotional damage all the way around – I think everyone in the family was completely stressed, anxious, and sad (and a little angry) so I think it will take a little bit to get everyone in a better place. But we’ll get there – and I’m so happy knowing that she will be here a little while longer. Whew!
How about seeing another Christmas gift? I’m just about done this sock – this is for Cieara, and she doesn’t like her cuffs to be too long – which is sort of nice, right? I think I’ll close this with 1×1 ribbing. I love the sock – its basic toe up with a baby cable. Easy, fast – and I think nice looking! I shoud have the other one done by next weekend, and then I’m officially done with my holiday knitting – but I’m kicking around the idea of making Larry some fast socks as a surprise. We’ll see – I may be able to stay focus on holiday knitting much longer – so many new projects are calling.
The other happy news is that I bought some yarn. I know – really – what happened to the use up the stash thing? I just couldn’t help myself earlier this week – it was an emotional/stress yarn buy – better than eating chocolate!
That’s Madelinetosh tosh worsted – colorway is Jade. Probably a better picture at the Loopy Ewe which is where I bought it. I must say – I love this store – so fast, so friendly. Such great yarn. Anyway – I just couldn’t resist buying this – I’m going to make myself a cowl with it – its so soft, and I just needed the pick up earlier this week.
Since I was paying for shipping anyway….I decided to get myself another little treat…
Malabrigo Lace – Ravelry Red colorway. This is so beautiful in person – I can’t wait to use it – I’m thinking of a nice lace scarf – it will be beautiful with my black winter coats (yes, all of my coats are black – and I just bought a new one – same color – I don’t know how this happens!).
I have something else that made me happy, but that’s for another post.
This is going to be a busy weekend – knitting group this afternoon, and tomorrow we are putting up lights, decorating the house, and starting our shopping (online of course!). It has been so hectic and busy and stressful at work – usually end of year is slow, but this year has been the opposite. I keep on staring at the calendar – I have time off at the end of the year, and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m so glad its Christmas time, and I love seeing the decorations, lights and thinking about all the fun things we’ll do.
In the last few months, I’ve been trying hard to work on being grateful for the things and people in my life – rather than focusing on the negative, I’m constantly reminding myself of what I have to be grateful and positive about. This week it was very easy for me to focus that way – I’m so lucky that things worked out with Cieara, that I have wonderful virtual and real life friends, and that our family will withstand this battering and be stronger together (and of course a little new yarn never hurts!). Happy!
Have a great weekend!