But whole heartedly happy to be able to wear these, (now that I've shown you of course!). I've made them a little shorter than the pattern, more like wrist warmers, because I like to wear them all the time, including driving in them. This way I can easily push them up above my hands, and do householdy things while wearing them!
Yesterday was a bit of wobble in this house.
A wave of energy arrived from another household. I picked up the teenager and also the roller coaster of energy from difficult happenings he was carrying. Transitions in this house are tricky. Everything needs to land again. Frought difficulties between the adults and other children there, came home with him. It effects us all. We are all connected. We're all part of his life. His family.
There's a kind of download, which always catches me unawareness. A sensitivity which then reacts to any reaction I have. I was totally caught out, before I remembered that the best thing I can do is let it just roll past, let him process it. Try not to interact too much with it, and stay neutral and present. Otherwise I put myself in the line of fire. So I felt a bit challenged in my thinking. Teenagers are good like that. I felt like some wrong belief had been exposed. Because I tried to keep my boundaries intact. I wasn't prepared to jump at some suddenly new ideas. I ended feeling maybe I was wrong and needed to think differently? Perhaps there will be a different approach I could adopt to the story in the end.
Or maybe that's the voice of doubt speaking. Perhaps at some point I could build more bridges again. But I need to know I'm moving forwards with my life first. It can be so easy to get swept up in other peoples lives. It's so difficult for him to be the child in the middle of everyone. As you get older the adults begin to tell you more things, which you then have to take on and process. It's not easy, I do feel for him.
So here we are back to bare January again. Bare branches, a new beginning of projects to reach out to the new year in. I was grateful to remember to stretch and craft to take my mind somewhere else.
An indulgent post of pink and blue. To create some January cheer. This packaging is gorgeous, I keep noticing lovely packaging!
and can I just show you my Texas cowboy card! So cool. Thank you Tammy.
The lovely fingerless glove pattern is from Maiike at crejjion.