Relax . . . It’s Friday Afternoon!

RelaxHas it hit you yet? The sense of urgency? Of the holidays beginning and already leaving you behind? The scariest thing I saw on Halloween was holly garlands and a Christmas tree in the mall. Frightening! Many of us bemoan this rush of holidays in the fall. What’s a crafter to do? I did write a post in September about taking it easy this knit season. (Here’s a link if you missed it.) And I have managed to stick to my plan. Only two big Christmas knit projects. I hope you have had a chance to think through your holiday crafting plans.

I may have limited my big projects, but I still have a hankering to knit little items. I can’t help myself. The instant satisfaction is delightful. And the world needs lots of woollies to keep it warm every winter. So when I ran across a clever pattern for a coffee cozy, I downloaded it immediately. (Check it out with this link.) It is the perfect bit of knitting. You get to practice cables. It knits up quickly. And the cozy makes a perfect little gift. Slip it around a coffee mug or a take out cup, add some candy or a gift card, and you have a thoughtful little present.

So on this chilly Friday afternoon I will relax. I will sip some tea and knit a cozy. Just a gentle reminder to take it easy in a season where obligations can become overwhelming.

How are you poised to take time out when the holiday prep gets to be too much?

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Lisa Bogart (64 Posts)

Lisa Bogart. Lisa is a movie-loving, book-reading, sweater-knitting, cookie-baking, world-traveling woman. She is also the author of Knit With Love, Stories to Warm a Knitters Heart. She won the Guideposts Writers Workshop in 2010. These days Lisa works part time at Piedmont Yarn in Oakland, CA. And she loves nothing better than writing all morning, knitting all afternoon, and watching a movie with hubby in the evening. You can find Lisa online at

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