I may have had one or two slightly “off” days lately, but I am on my way back up and that means a break from sugar headaches, niggly worries, and bouts of snappiness with the kids.
It also means that I am crocheting happy hats and shoes again, rather than trawling the internet for some inspiration, and losing precious hours of crafting time to the world wide web.
Here is a ladybird hat that I have just finished, and am quite pleased with. Is that because his lovely red yarn is super soft and snuggly, or because looking at his little smile made me realise that I am over that little mini-blip and am back to my normal self again?
Both, probably. It is funny how our creations often mirror the feelings inside without us even realising. I wouldn’t have felt much like putting a smile on a ladybird yesterday!
Winter does this to me, I knew that and was prepared for it, to a point. I wasn’t prepared for the difficulties at home, and it is a great shame that they teamed up with the grey days of winter to try to bring me down together, but I can do this.
Lets have some better days 🙂
Just sharing a little bit of color again as these short days and dark evenings can really get people down.
Today was a good day for me and the kids, we were out in the fresh air and saw lots of Christmas lights. They are starting to get really excited about Christmas, which is lovely, but it seems to me that adults have to work a whole lot harder to stay positive in the winter months.
This is a blanket I made last year. In the photo it is folded and hanging over a rail, which is why it looks distorted. I am definitely adding another of these to my list of “projects I will be starting if I could only find the time.” I would be able to drape it over the sofa for curling up in when it is chilly – though I would have to make it long enough for two smaller people to curl up in with me!
Other ways to get a little colour in your life;
1. Hang a bird feeder in the garden so that you can see it from your window. The birdsong is a bonus.
2. Plant some seeds in a plantpot and keep it on your windowsill. That moment when you see the first leaves coming up is so uplifting.
3. Leave the kids alone for less than a minute in a room with some crayons. The three week clean up operation will keep you too busy to feel down.
I have only really suffered with the winter blues once, and that was last year due to the never-ending winter that we had. The grey, rainy days just dragged on and I felt as though that winter lasted from October til about May!
This year I would like to be prepared, in case winter lingers too long again and spring takes its time in getting here – especially since our family unit is feeling very delicate at the moment, and maybe not as strong as it would normally be.
Has anyone got any tips on how to stop the weather and the season from having too much of an effect on our mood? Do you have any special winter crochet projects that make you all happy and smiley inside? I’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas for me!