Do and Enjoy

Posted on July 14 2015

The leaves on the trees, of my across the street neighbor are falling and it's hard not to watch. They look like yellow sequins flickering in the morning light. Our yard and the rooftops are all white and sparkly with frost. It officially feels like winter. This time of year is so fun. I used to be a summer girl and fill my bucket lists with beaches and sunshine. Since Mom has had the yarn shop it's changed. There is a certain buzz that happens in the yarn shop from November to about May. The white noise of creativity and inspiration that sort of radiates off the customers. It's contagious and I just want to swim in it. I used to get so stressed about being creative and making gifts for the holiday. But this year I've, tried, to learn from the lessons I'm given and to 'live in the moment'. Why is this so hard? I get so excited and overwhelmed then I about explode with my list of things.... Wish I could freeze time to do 'it all'... New approach: do and enjoy. That's what I've been doing. Making gifts and enjoying the process and letting myself be creative and less rigid about what I'm making. A few of the gifts I have made have started as one thing and ended up becoming even better. My family has experienced some incredible loss this year and in some ways the holidays feel sad, but mostly feels like a gift. Being able to hug my kids, kiss my Hubby, laugh with my cousin, spend time with my parents, Brother, and friends. This life feels like a collection of beautiful and fortunate experience. It feels important to live for those lost. Enjoy your knitting, your holiday merriment and deep breathe through the rough moments. Not because someone has less but because you have something good to smile about. I have so many more fun projects to share!! Happy knitting! xx Ash 20131209-070312.jpg


  • Shelli: April 21, 2015

    Aww thanks Lady!

  • trinette: April 21, 2015

    perfect post at the perfect time! wise words…thank you!

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