On Friday we had lots of snow, covering everything in a thick blanket of white in a few hours. Like many people in England this weekend, we are enjoying the perfect excuse to stay at home and relax. I’ve been spending time snuggled on the sofa under a fleecy blanket, with my hot water bottle, a cup of tea and a slice of carrot cake.
I’ve been enjoying having the time to read a few magazines…
With the cold weather outside I had a real desire to pick up my knitting needles and knit. My knitted cushion cover project has made a bit of progress…I’m loving seeing the cables grow…
I started a new project this week and made a little progress this weekend.
During the week the temperatures dropped rapidly and our little flat got a bit chilly. I decided my next project would be a knitted blanket for Mr C and I to snuggle under on cold nights. I’m planning to knit lots of squares and join them together, I made one so far and have many more to knit. I’m using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino dk wool in dark navy and teal, it’s so soft and a real pleasure to knit with. I thought it would be nice to knit these squares whenever I need something simple to do.
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and you are keeping warm.
The start of a new year is so refreshing, it’s the dawn of a new period in time. New Year signals the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and bring a fresh approach to the time ahead. Of course you can do this at any time during the year, but New Year for me is a sign that I should take time to reflect on the years that have passed and think about how I want to shape the time ahead.
For me, it’s about hanging a blank calendar on the wall ready to be filled with new opportunities, creating the year I want. Whether it’s a change I want to make, new experiences I hope to have or new things I would like to achieve, it feels that there really are endless possibilities to come in time ahead…This is what I love about a new year.
Last January I wrote a post, New Year, New Projects, about the things that I hoped to achieve during the year. I started my blog in November 2011 with this post about my desire to start a new chapter in my life and get creative. I wrote about my crafty beginnings which sparked a list of things I wanted to learn over the coming year. I’m super proud to show you a summary of what I’ve managed to achieve this year.
I had a busy year of making…I learnt to knit a chunky scarf when I started my blog…
I attempted to start crochet…I didn’t have time to continue with it, but maybe this year!