Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I Beg Your Pardon...

Remember that old vintage country song? 

As I was reflecting on 2012, that song came to mind. It came to mind because I've had some rainy days and Mondays in this lifetime. It came to mind because I know that I am not perfect...I've let my loved ones down, and they have often done the same for me. It came to mind because I have sometimes wished away perfectly good days (and weeks, and months, occasionally) while I was looking for the tulips so I could tiptoe through them.

But you know what? My life is good. It's not perfect, and I am not always deliriously happy, but my life is very good. I've never promised anyone perfection, and I have no right to demand perfection, but I do have the privilege of encouraging others here in the muck and mire of this life. I have the honor of finding and sharing the blooms of life with others, especially when it rains in their world. I also have the gift of yarn-craftiness, whereby I can actually make a flower if I can't find any "in the wild" of winter...
Flower afghan for Peanut, in crochet. 
That's right. I said crochet.
In the yarny realm, I am bi-craftual!
So, that's what I'm gonna do. I mean, I beg your pardon...I never promised anyone a rose garden. But Peanut shall have a flower garden for her 2nd birthday, and the flowers will never wither and die. Thanks to acrylic yarn (which will probably survive the 2nd coming, but she won't need to bring her own garden to heaven), she should have this flower afghan for a good part of her life. This makes her Pretty Knitty Gramma fairly happy.

What's on your needles and hooks for 2013? Whatever it is, I hope that it makes you (and the recipient of your yarny generosity) smile and smile! 

Happy New Year, friends! May 2013 bring you sunshine and flowers, even if you have to sometimes make your own. May 2013 also bring you many hours to Knit (and Crochet) in Good Health!


  1. I saw something cute on FB last week. Every time something good happens this year, write it down and put it in a mason jar. Then next New Year's Eve, you can pull out of the notes and reflect on the all the good things that happened over the year. Maybe a challenge would be to find something good in every day, even if it's just "I woke up this morning". Not an insignificant thing, after all.

  2. Always so exciting to be starting a new year! I hope your rose garden blanket goes swimmingly!