Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponack, 11:30 AM
It was raining by sunset, though. I had some help with my last-minute wrapping before heading out the door:
And then I had a lovely Christmas Day with J and her family…
Even the camera was tired by 8:30 PM
…and a quiet, relaxing Boxing Day in my own little home. I am still struggling to recover from the last push at work, so I need some quiet hours at home with Miss Annabelle, Comfort Knitting, and some good music. Thanks to J, I have this new-to-me artist to enjoy.
This week between Christmas and the New Year is always a reflective time for me, and I can feel myself begin to settle inward, to wrap myself up in my own thoughts. I try to tune out the external chatter, to become quieter and slower on purpose. It’s a time for breathing deeply, and doing nothing too demanding.
I cast on a new pair of socks last night, even though I told myself I would wait. They’re going to be the definitive Happy Feet socks. I did a little online yarn crawl, too, ordering a few skeins of Socks That Rock and some Fleece Artist Merino. It’s Cara’s doing; she posted a beautiful picture of some Fleece Artist yarn, and that gave me ideas…
I’m looking forward to a nice long winter of knitting socks and maybe a sweater, of spinning silk and merino and a little bit of cashmere, and of making room for the real Rick Reeves wheel that I decided I get to have after all.