I had a bit of a vacation over the holidays. A few days in my hometown of Gallup, New Mexico and some time high in the Collegiate Peaks area of Colorado. I laughed with my family and friends, took leisurely walks in the desert, snowshoed in the mountains, and while chatting, doing puzzles, and playing games, I knitted. With all that time around kitchen tables I probably could have knit half a sweater. But I didn’t. Instead I made a gaggle of tiny creatures.*
The chickens were my favorite. They showed up everywhere and eventually a gang of punk-rock chickens appeared.
My second favorite creatures were the snowpeople. This one was spotted in my childhood piano teacher’s massive Christmas Village. He was looking for a moment of quiet while watching the kids play. He felt the train whistle was a little overwhelming and pulled his scarf up over his ears.
And an assortment of other creatures, all of which made me giggle.
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And through all those knitted creatures, this is exactly how much weaving I did last week. That is all of it.
I know. I can’t believe it either. **
But that’s okay. I’ve made a decision about how I will use my time in 2019. I’ll tell you about it after I’ve given it a test run.