That’s it. The holidays are officially over. It’s hangovers and laundry catch-up today then back to routine. I know, so grim a perspective. Don’t worry, I’m all about bringing joy into daily routine which is why I felt inspired to share my favorite, tried-and-true way to beat the winter blues… are you ready for this deep personal insight? Ok, here goes… with a frothy mug of hot chocolate, a tasty cheese and fruit plate, maybe a tuna melt, and a good knitting project, preferably while listening to a lovely audio book. Perched in a comfortable chair and peering out the window at a wintry wonderland, I can pass the time in contentment and joy.
There have been a few truly enjoyable projects I’ve worked on to pass the short winter days and long chilly nights, which fills me with hope that there are more enjoyable projects out there I’ve not yet knitted. Which leads me to my queue. Oh, my Ravelry queue. It is a struggle to keep it to five pages. Occasionally, I weed it down to two pages, but it creeps back up each time I fall in love with another pattern.
Here I am, as 2015 begins, looking through my Ravelry queue and yarn stash to decide what cosy projects I’ll take on this year. Here are some ideas, a few are influenced by patterns and books I received for my birthday and Christmas! I’ll start on something warm and cosy and woolly and satisfying to hold my hand through winter.
What are you knitting, crocheting, or sewing this winter that is getting you through the short days and cold nights? Do you prefer one big winter project or many small ones to pass the time?