Today I want to talk about using all your beautiful things. Six years ago this month I went on a little field trip to Churchmouse Yarns. It was a Christmas gift to my daughter. While we were there, I found some lovely yarns that would make a beautiful chevron blanket. I brought those yarns home and started, unraveled, and started again. I did this a few times before I put the yarn safely away.
Thanksgiving weekend I found my hands itching for a simple, social knitting project. I dug through my yarn and found the skeins, all caked up and waiting. What was I waiting for? The perfect project? The perfect timing? I kept thinking, use your beautiful things. The yarn, the fabric, the paper, the pens, the stickers, the washi tape. Stop waiting and start using. It has been wonderful to dig in and use some of the beautiful things I have been collecting. I am close to the halfway point on this blanket. I put together a December daily box with a small notebook and lots of pretty journaling supplies. Next up I plan to pull out some different teacups, some beautiful cups that deserved to be used.
I am enjoying Washington Black on audio and The Almost Dancer (written by a friend’s daughter-in-law) on my Kindle. And I might be counting the days until Christmas break!
Off to visit Kat today.