Tuesday, October 20, 2009

looking forward.

I am always looking ahead. I decided to go home for Christmas, to visit my family, eat some home cooked Italian food and just spend a week doing nothing in the house I grew up in. I am ready for a break, but, having been in New Mexico for a year now, I might not be ready for the cold weather, so I took it as an excuse to make myself a new hat.

I really don't need another hat. I have this one, and this one, this hat and that, but when I saw all the gorgeous new malabrigo merino silk we got in at Unravel, well, I had to buy some. and I had been wanting to make this hat from CEY's Round Pond, and well, now I had a place to wear it!

Besides spending the Holiday with family and friends, I am really looking forward to this trip as a chance to clear my head and focus on things. Sometimes when you are right there and close up looking at things it is hard to see what they really consist of, but then when you stand back and take a glimpse, it gets a little clearer. I'm just talking about life in general, nothing specific, nothing wrong. Just how traveling and returning can give you a fresh view on things.

I am looking forward to that.


abby said...

I agree with everything you posted here, except for the part about the cold and knitting. I'm going back east in two weeks and I can't wait for the cold. I like it for its head-clearing properties.

gettingpurlywithit said...

The hat looks gorgeous!!! You did such a fine job on that one :)

I must say, you learned so much so quickly in knitting. Weee!

As for "head-clearing", a necessary thing to do every once in a while...

Happy traveling!

Bec said...

Oh this hat is so gorgeous - and such a delicious colour!! I know what you mean about it being good to step back and get some perspective on things. I think it's really important to do that every so often, just as a matter of course. I hope you have a lovely holiday with your family and friends :)