I feel like a small weight has been lifted. That weight, which is a lovely, “I want to be good” weight but really is about whether or not you have ‘done enough’ to make it all work. My boy had a great Christmas with just enough presents for him to open (I decided to hold a couple back) and with great stuff that he really likes. I am so keen for him to not be overwhelmed that I limit the gifts from family to second hand or pre- approved and those from us to be small and useful / educational / easy to assemble! Only Nore (my mother – not allowed to call her Grandma) buys a big gift and that is the extent of the spoiling. Still, it all feels a bit much and I need more time to recover.
Today I made my little crochet hook pouch. I’m not experienced enough to modify patterns yet but I can see a few flaws in the pattern that I used. No problem really, I will just make it again soon and make the changes that I want. I am downloading all the Christmas pictures from the camera as I write so I can take a photo to upload. I’m pretty pleased and love the way sewing is so immediate and so zen – with knitting you can do something else – not with sewing… it is mind consuming.
And the EVA is nearly finished. The drive up and back from the Sunny Coast really helped. I am just finishing the last row ( a row five not six because I am not sure how much yarn I have left) and then the two border rows. V. exciting. Just as I would have hoped. I am not looking forward to that final row because, as I always find with these bigger projects, it is like saying goodbye to a old friend. Just a bit hard.