December 24: A Blue Christmas

Pantone recently revealed the color of the year for 2020 – Classic Blue. I have to admit that my reaction was “meh”.

My first thought was why they’d pick a boring blue shade to kick off the decade, and an election year no less. While we may be sharply divided when it comes to politics, one thing everyone can agree on is that election years are miserable. Was Pantone trying to foretell our collective mood for the upcoming year? Is it also to be the year of the anti-depressant?

I then took a step back and thought of it from a different angle. While blue = depressing in my mind, it also conveys a feeling of calm, peace, and tranquility. Perhaps we all do need a dose of that for the upcoming year.

So to that end I wish everyone a very Blue Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

It is truly a joy to share a bit of my world and inspiration with you each season. Thank you for reading, and be sure to stay tuned in the New Year. We have so many exciting things in the works!

I leave you today with a little Elvis:


  • Kathy Plummer

    24.12.2019 at 00:40 Reply

    Not a huge fan of blue either unless mixed with some purples and pinks.. I agree that we can all use some calm, peace, and tranquility in the new year.

  • Barbara Kinney

    24.12.2019 at 06:50 Reply

    Thank you for all your posts. I can tell that you put a lot of thought and energy into the last 24 days. I have really enjoyed reading all of them.

  • Mary Bourne

    24.12.2019 at 08:11 Reply

    Thank you for another wonderful 24 days! Hope you & yours have a very merry Christmas. 🎄

  • Ellen McKenzie

    24.12.2019 at 08:39 Reply

    It’s taken me a lifetime to make peace with the color blue (my birthstone is sapphire). I love the way you make the holiday fun for us—I’m in awe of your creativity. Thank you! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Peace and blessings to all.

  • Sarah Steele

    24.12.2019 at 09:15 Reply

    Blue is my favorite! Just look at my knitting projects. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    24.12.2019 at 09:22 Reply

    Keely, Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the inspiration, teaching, and great fun knitting. Can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!

  • Courtney Wilson

    24.12.2019 at 09:50 Reply

    Merry Christmas Keely! Have a great holiday! I would love a tranquil new year.🎄🍾

  • Lesley Rodgers

    24.12.2019 at 09:59 Reply

    Blue is always tranquil as it reminds me of the ocean, and the waves beating on the shore which is very relaxing, the sound of the water rolling back and forth on the shore. Have a wonderful Christmas Keely!

  • Tammy Adamson

    24.12.2019 at 10:00 Reply

    Thank you for everything. I appreciate you so much. Loved the pics and stories as well. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    24.12.2019 at 10:14 Reply

    Merry Christmas!

  • Judy Smith

    24.12.2019 at 11:07 Reply

    A very merry Blue Christmas to all

  • Ana Johnson

    24.12.2019 at 11:13 Reply

    Merry Christmas to you !!

  • Shawndalynn

    24.12.2019 at 11:45 Reply

    Most of my family likes blue as you said it is a peaceful soothing color that goes with just about everything. After all blue skies look good with every color on earth right?

  • Marilee Camerer

    24.12.2019 at 12:39 Reply

    Blues are beautiful💙
    Merry Christmas to You❣️🙏🎄

  • Laura McMahan

    24.12.2019 at 15:18 Reply

    Love the blues, Merry Knitmas to ALL!!

  • Linda Weston

    24.12.2019 at 16:13 Reply

    It’s been a wonderful 24 Days of SWAK, as usual. I so enjoyed all the stories, recipes, product info, and giveaways. Wishing you a merry Christmas and some well-deserved rest!

  • Donna J Miller

    24.12.2019 at 18:16 Reply

    Merry Christmas Keely! I LOVE ELVIS!!!

  • Patricia Riden

    25.12.2019 at 02:25 Reply

    Thank you, Keely, for another wonderful 24 Days of SWAK. I thought this year was exceptional. I hope you and yours have the merriest of Christmases.
    PS – Blue is my favorite color.

  • Ashley Lorenz

    25.12.2019 at 07:54 Reply

    “PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

    I’m going to focus on calm & confidence…I forgot to check yesterday & tell you thanks for everything, Merry Christmas!!!

  • Melissa Ryan

    26.12.2019 at 09:02 Reply

    Happy holidays! And a merry second day of Christmas, knitting buddies! Many many thanks to Keely, our SWAK lady, kindly and generous of spirit!

  • Lena Dalke

    30.11.2020 at 11:07 Reply

    When I see blue I think of eyes, the Oklahoma sky on a clear calm day or the ocean as far as the eye can see. For me blue is peaceful and calming.

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