Here we are: the beginning of a whole new year. I cannot help though to become quite melancholic when I reflect how fast life goes. Is this a sign that I become older? I once read that life seems to pass more quickly as you get older. What is going on? Well, I am not a psychologist but apparently the best answer for this phenomenon is that the early years are full of first-time events – your first date, the birth of your first child, that first big vacation, etc. First occasions are novel events and we tend to make more detailed and lasting memories of those first times. When we repeat the event, year after year, it is less likely to make a unique or lasting impression. So here is the key to slowing down the pace of life: As much as possible, take advantage of new and unique experiences. When we go to the same places and do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by. Focus on positive (rather than negative) past memories, trying to live more in the present, and holding a positive perception of the future – envisioning a future full of hope and be optimistic. In other words, use time wisely.
Something else happened this past month: my laptop stopped working.
For a couple of years I used every day my not-too-fancy laptop. Yes indeed, I wrote every blog post, answered every email, did all my searching from this laptop. Just before my laptop quit my son advised me to quickly transfer all documents and pictures on a flash drive (great advice!!) so I am OK. Here I am now, sitting behind a brand new desktop with a brand new 23″ computer screen. Reason to celebrate folks.
In between cooking and baking I did manage to finish a few smaller knitting and crochet projects for gift giving. I loved making the Infinity Scarfs with Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn and on Pinterest they were my most re-pinned pins. Here are the two scarfs I made first. On this page I show one in “springtime” and one in grey, called “bistro”:
The pattern is called the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf and you can find the original pattern here. I used a K hook and ch 250. I also added some mohair yarn every 7th row.
Did you hear about a website called repeatcrafterme? Sarah is the crafter and crocheter behind this blog and she designed an Animal Alphabet Appliques. You can see all 26 right here. I have a few elephant lovers among my friends and family, and I decided to crochet the elephant applique:
So cute, right?
Hope you enjoy my very first blog post in the new year. Please leave a blog comment, I always enjoy that!