It's not all introspective navel-gazing, and forward- and backward-lookingness here at the House That Crazy Built.
(Although there is that...)
There's also been knitting.
In trying to make concrete my thoughts about the upcoming year, I have made one big decision. I've sworn a vow to myself to make sure that I'm carving out a tiny bit of time for me each day*.
And thus far, I've been using that time to knit.
Mostly, I've been making washcloths - firstly, because I love them so (both making them and using them) and lastly... well, there is no lastly, I guess. I just like making them, and I like the idea of having a fresh new set to start off the year.
But it's not been all washcloths all the time.
'Cause I also made this little guy:
Isn't he dreamy?
He's a free pattern from MochiMochiLand.
And really, when you think about it - sweet and fun (and squeaky clean)?
It's not a bad way to start off the year...
*And how weird it is that this seems to me to be an incredibly selfish thing to do? As if my family (or anyone, for that matter) would begrudge me 30 minutes to myself, to do whatever it is I want to do? (Not what I feel I *need* to do, or I *should* do.
It still feels selfish, and wrong somehow...
Well, as least it does according to the bossy little voice in my head.
But I'm telling that bossy little voice to shut the hell up.
And I'm taking the time for myself anyway.