Happy December

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December already? I think the older I get the faster it goes. This month is often filled with such busy, festive activities. I love them all but they can also leave me exhausted and craving the calm of the new year.

For this month I’ve signed up for The Healthy Knitter’s Project Peace. What a wonderful thing to focus on this month. The cowl pattern has a simple and soothing stitch pattern. It’s worked in a fingering weight yarn but I’m doing mine in a bulky yarn on large needles. I love bulky cowls and I already had this yarn on hand. Each day you should do one pattern repeat which is 4 rounds. I will probably finish mine before 12/21 which is what the pattern suggested but on 12/21 (winter solstice) Christina (The Healthy Knitter) is calling for a world-wide knit-in for peace day. She also is sharing tips on her blog each day on how to bring more peace into your life. According to her blog there have been 16,000 downloads of this pattern. If you knit or know someone who does I hope you consider joining in.

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I’ve been playing around with the hot press watercolor paper some more and I’m starting to like it. I really look forward to spending some time each day (even for 15-20 minutes with my paint). I’m going to have to move my painting table to make room for the Christmas tree but it’s easy to do.

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4 Responses to Happy December

  1. 4 rounds a day is a lovely idea – knitting is so mediative. Beautiful painting as always x

  2. anne says:

    What a wonderful project! I love the idea and I wonder if I’d be able to figure out the pattern.

    Your flower paintings are so lovely! Glad you’re liking the hot press paper a bit more now. 🙂

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