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December 16, 2021


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Vicki B.

Your post reminded me of my SAD light. I ordered it a couple of years ago, and kept it downstairs, but my hubby complained it was too bright for him sitting across the room. I will put it on my bedside table while I listen to podcast in the morning. My husband is a very early riser, so he will be downstairs....


Dear Lucy
you are one busy woman well done. your work is just beautiful. I would love the pattern for your poinsettia flower please?
Anne McDonagh


Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family. I enjoy your blog for the crochet patterns and inspiration, of course, but also for your openness and honesty about the emotions of life. May 2022 bring good things!

Mary M

Glad to see things are getting better for you Lucy. Taking time for myself and slowing down always helps me. I am really looking forward to the crochet along! I couldn't believe the yarn pack got to me here in the US in three days. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!


Great to read your most recent post Lucy. Hope you continue to feel even better. Also I wish you and your husband and family a wonderful Christmas and best wises for a healthy, happy 2022. Thank you so much for all your posts and patterns, they are an absolute joy.


Congratulations on learning Fair Isle and getting your hormones more into order, Lucy! Your posts are always a ray of sunshine in my day and I wish you the very happiest of holidays.


You have been an inspiration to me in getting back into crochet which I did when young. I always find your writings wonderful and informative. I really wish you very well in the coming year.

Nora McGrann

Hi Lucy
Another lovely blog...
Great to see you back!

Hope you and your family enjoy a lovely Christmas time.and a productive year ahead..
Spring is not too far away now we've turned the corner..on 21st..
Keep safe....Nora 🌲😘🌲


Good to hear you are taking care of yourself and lovely honesty from you, thank you. Here in NZ we have loads of summer sunshine now so we are out and about enjoying it. So good for the soul. Have a happy Christmas break.


I remember my own struggles with menopause, I began quite young, I was only 40. The hot flashes were horrible, and I had to go on HRT also. I hope you feel better soon, I really sympathize. God bless you, Lucy, you are a treasure. Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas.

Michelle Haywood

Good to see you making your way back...I'm a long-time follower but first time commenter! I find it difficult myself living with my own health problems and it's lovely to hear someone else being so honest about theirs. Am going to do the harbour cal for a local palliative care charity...can't wait to be part of your gang!! Xx


I'm so glad you are feeling better and more like yourself again. I too love a sunny day and blue skies, especially a bright and sunny cold day - my favorite. I went out for a walk today and it felt so nice. I need to do it much more often - so good for my body and mind. I hope you have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas. Merry Christmas. Take care.

georgie robb

I hope you’re feeling better Lucy. I understand that feeling.
Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas. 🎄
Also, congratulations on the fair isle knitting, I would love to be able to do that.


Greetings from Arizona. So happy to see you back online. Soon the days will be getting longer instead of ahorter. I also will be happy for that change. Wishing you the very best. Michele


So very glad to see you back. May solstice blessings rain down on you tomorrow and the energy rising meet you and support you on your way forward through the year. I hope you know how much sunshine you give to us all.


I'm glad they were able to adjust your medication, and I hope that you feel much better soon. I also use a daylight lamp during the winter. It's a helpful tool to have when the days are so dark!


Completely understand about the grey and darkness. I struggle every year and it seems harder this year. Like you I try and get out in the daylight each day. My best winters were those spent in NZ and south of Spain feasting on sunshine!!


I was so glad to see your post and that you are feeling better :) I totally understand with having navigated through some of that too. Congratulations on your awards also! Hope you and your family have a most wonderful Christmas!

Pamela G

Hi Lucy. Glad you are feeling a bit better and hope the revised medication does the job. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family.


Congratulations to your award! Saw it on Instagram. Well done. I also wish you a very merry Christmas with lots of joy and warmth with family and friends.
Take care

Audrey Y

Hello from Texas! I’ve enjoyed your blog for several years now - for the wonderful crochet inspiration, naturally, but also for the beautiful descriptions of your lovely town and home. I always feel as though I’m visiting you there in the Attic!

Sue Floyd

Your comment about chasing the sunlight is so real. My husband struggles with the seasonal sunlight deficiency, and in fact, he will see sunlight shining through a window and grab a pillow and lay on the floor til it moves to another window. He's ok in the summer because he can golf & get lots of sun. We have a SAD light and he feels it helps.
I must admit I saw the poinsettia and holly in the basket & got so excited. I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping you do a garland in the future.
The new CAL sound fun tho.
Thanks for all your posts.
Happy holidays to you & yours, Lucy!

carolyn mary jackson

Congrats on your awards Lucy, you do so much for us all.Also plsd you are feeling a lot better, I know we all miss your lovely blogs. Happy Christmas, we have 28 degrees here in NZ today. Lets hope next year will be better , we have a son in the UK so we keep a close eye on Covid etc, such a difficult time for all.Cheers Caro.

Kathy Anderson-Scott

Oh Lucy. I have so much empathy for you in the hormonal horror that is menopause. Really glad you are doing HRT though as I believe it is the answer long and term.
Also relate to the SAD effect and I had a light before migrating to AotearoaNZ to get good sunlight. I think waking to bright light does help left the mood first thing, as the dark cold mornings are not inspiring ...and low hormones just make everything a hundred times harder. (On top of the pandemic, this is a terrible time to be menopausal!)>
Wishing you a speedy hormonal re-balance and a tolerable time through to springtime and the wonder it brings. Your crochet as always continues to bring joy and colour to so many people around the globe and we are so very grateful to your beautiful kind and generous soul. xx


Lucy, so glad that you are feeling better. Merry Christmas!!!

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