January 2. The house is unbelievably quite. The children are all gone, the hubby is back to work, and after a VERY quick glimpse at CNN, I find myself back at the computer, after a 2 week hiatus. I scan Pinterest, looking for my daily dose of inspiration, and find myself strangely apathetic. Of course, as always, there is talent galore out there, but I guess I'm simply not in the mood for anything "New". How strange is that? It's the New Year. Aren't we suppose to embrace transformations and resolve to change? Yet, this year, I find I don't want to change or to forge ahead. Rather, I feel the strange pull to backtrack a bit. I want to hit my shelves that are ladened with unfinished projects, and, well, finish a few. I don't want to consider our next business adventure, but rather reassess the validity of those with which we are currently involved. Frankly, I simply want to wallow in the here and now, content, satisfied and, yes, even gratified. Life is good. I don't feel the need to change.

Of course, later in the day, or the week, my soul will begin to crave the onslaught of creative input. But for now, finishing what I've started, works for me. Top on my list? Work on an afghan I began for Michelle, oh, 5... maybe 8 years ago! Pictured above is a Fishermen's Afghan I knitted for myself some 30 years ago. It is still a family favorite that gets used almost everyday. If someone is very close to me, chances are I have knitted this same afghan for them over the years. Michelle's house is all denim and khaki. Very cozy and comfortable. She chose a yarn that is reminiscent of a well worn pair of jeans. Today, with snow piled up outside, I plan to put a log on the fire, watch a couple of my favorite Christmas movies that I didn't have time to view over the holidays, and gently, quietly, usher in the New Year.

Wishing everyone the same joy and contentment I feel as we begin 2013! Much love!

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Thank you for this post. I brought a big and warm smile to my face. Sometimes we get so caught up on planning and wishing for new things to happen that we forget to look around at all that we have achieved and simply be content for a little bit. Enjoy your wallowing! Thank you for your wonderful blog and happy new year!

Thanks, Larissa. You just brought a smile to my face, too :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

My husband and I received the same Fisherman's Afghan as a wedding gift from his Aunt Ruth 25 years ago. Love, love, love it. So practical, so cozy and you cannot wrap it around yourself without thanking of and thanking Aunt Ruth.

Thank you for your beautiful blog.

Hello Kimara
It's time I thanked you for some inspiration you didn't realise you gave me; last year you gave your grand-daughter a kit to knit a Sky Scarf I believe and that inspired me to knit one myself:
http://camberwellcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sky-scarf-2012.html
I wondered if you would now do me the honour of choosing a colour for my Social Knitwork Scarf which I am making this year: http://camberwellcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/social-knitwork-scarf-201...
Anyone reading this is also welcome to pick a colour!
So, many thanks indeed for taking the trouble to post about the Sky Scarf!
Helen

Hi! I would love to know where that fisherman's afghan pattrn is from? It os gorgeous. Thanks!