Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Sometimes, there is no solace or comfort.  After the terrible events of last Friday, I curled up with my yarn basket and hid from the news.  All I can do is send love, which feels like it is not nearly enough, and to wish you all, everywhere, peace and joy. 

Nearly-finished blankets are in abundance here at Cozy Things.  I’m thinking about edgings now, which is a good sign that the finish line is in sight.  Also, I’m assessing the stash for balance, and I find I am shockingly low on green.  What?  Must buy yarn. 

There will be knitting here, and crochet, and probably Barbra Streisand singing that frantically happy version of Jingle Bells, and cookie baking, and they tell me it may snow.  I will hug my safe and healthy children and be blessed. 


  1. I live on the other side of the world and even though I'm very removed it was such a sickening feeling to see something like that on the news. I agree with you, keeping these people in your thoughts isn't enough and it leaves you with such a helpless feeling. Try to find some solace and enjoyment from your family and have a lovely christmas.

  2. As a mother I can't imagine the pain and grief the parents are feeling and I too feel powerless and want to wrap my family close to me. My love and thoughts are with the families and thank you for sharing your thoughts x

  3. Hugs to you and thecfamilies of the childrens. I am devastated... i do not understand anything...

  4. ....just feel the same...
    I want to cuddle my kids more than ever and luckily today is the last day of school....a lot of time to spend with them, with love...
    xxxx Ale

  5. We are doing a lot of hugging here, too.

  6. I'm breathing a sigh of relief that kids are getting off for Christmas break. This is so painful to watch, I can't even imagine what those parents are going through.
    Go get some green yarn. Knitting and crocheting are a great distraction. And that Barbara Streisand song.....my goodness how much coffee was she drinking before that recording?
    Snow sounds amazing right now. Wish we had some.

  7. Be blessed indeed! I too have been taking solace in my yarn. Such a good place to find comfort!!! It was an unspeakable thing that happened.
    Much love, much peace.

  8. Everyone was shocked by that terrible event...more, we, here in India, also had one which raised society's voices. too many bad things happening.
    we just can be grateful to have cozy houses and be with our loved ones at these times.
    Take care and the blanket looks lovely. Hugs, Anna.

  9. Yarn and lots of snuggles with my 9 year old......
    Nothing else makes much sense to me right now!
    Happiest and healthiest of Holi-days for You and Yours as well as all of your readers.....
    Blessed be ~ We here on the Isle may even experience a White Christmas even if its just a dusting!

  10. A beautiful and stunning blanket with gorgeous clours.

  11. It so sad it had to take such a tragedy of such young babies for our country to finally react. I personally do not feel comfortable celebrating Christmas knowing there loss. So I took down my decorations as they did in NewTown.

    I also saw today on Television they are asking everyone to do 26 acts of kindness for all the lives lost. Will you join in and lets write down all the ones we do and share them on our blogs. May God Bless and help those who lost a loved on on Dec. 14, 2012 by carrying them through this terrible tragedy.

  12. Good Morning, Kristen.

    We have a Scarves for Sandy Hook project going on, very excited about it! There are 80 staff members at Sandy Hook, headed back to school later in January in a Monroe, at Chalk Hill School and we want to wrap each of them in a scarf/hug! Can you spread the word, and hopefully help?? When times are tough, we call in the knitters and crocheters! :) thank you!

    Knit? Crochet? Sew?? We are making scarves for the 80 staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. Please visit www.sentimentallyme.blogspot.com for information, and read up on my own family's connection to Newtown.

    Please help spread the word!

  13. Colorful and happy--sometimes we all need a bit of both when we see what's happening in the world. Your blanket is beautiful--very cozy and comforting :-)