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It's OK to knit selfish

With the holiday season solidly behind us now, it seemed like the perfect time for a little reflection.

I was pretty ambitious with Christmas gifts this year. I made my mother-in-law slippers, I knit a cabled slipcover for my mother's office chair, I made my sister-in-law a giant 2.5kg grey blanket for her student house. All big projects, and it meant that most of my free time in December was taken up by making things for other people.
Don't get me wrong - that's a good thing. Making things makes me happy. Making the people I care about happy makes me happy. This Christmas, I was able to create really special gift that I know brought a smile to the special people in my life. Nothing beats that feeling. SiL for example was so inspired by her blanket, that a few days later she went out and bought herself some wool and needles, and has been working on a gorgeous scarf. #Proud.
But now January's here, and it's time for me to be a little selfish. And the thing about th…

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