A belated Happy New Year. It has been a while, my WordPress subscription paid and I’ve done nothing with it! That’s what I usually do with gym subscriptions 😉
I got a bit overwhelmed towards the end of last year. Too many hours at work, the pile of WIPs became very daunting and everything seemed to be going backwards regarding the pandemic. But I’ve taken steps to sort myself out! I’m in the process of reducing my hours and responsibilities, I’ve taken up Yin Yoga which is helping me to focus and I have taken a look at the WIP s. 🤔
I also had some crafty gifts for Christmas to help me be more mindful
This came from Aldi from their make and mend range. It’s a printed little sampler but many of the stitches can be used to mend clothing – very clever! I am a huge fan of make-do and mend. So I have started on this, takes me back over forty years when my sister and I used attempt embroidering place mats and napkins 😉
So I hope to report progress soon and start whittling down my WIPs.
I have had a few more months not doing much on the Woolly Wednesday front. Only a couple of posts and not too much woolly work.
Our little cat is growing and is getting better when the knitting comes out thanks to a few spritzes 😉
I have given up my shelf in the shop because I just haven’t had the time to keep my stock up. I did do a stall at a local church hall last week which was fun and I made a few sales. Still get a buzz when people want to buy something that I have made ❤
Planning to be a lot more organised and motivated in December. I might even pay attention to WordPress reminders to post something. Really don’t know why I set them because all I do is ignore them 🤔
Hoping you are all better prepared than I am for the forthcoming holidays.
No knitting or other woolly pursuits to report on.
Maro the menace is the reason why. He can hear a pair of needles from miles away 😥 No wool therapy for me!!!
He’s had all of his injections now so is allowed in the garden under supervision. Now our garden has been left to its own devices this summer, the bees have loved it. Maro enoys chasing bugs but has been known to get carried away. Currently I have had to rescue him from a tree and the shed roof 😉 And this morning he gave his hind quarters a dip in the frog pool, the toad who lives there was not happy 🐸
I’m hoping to lock myself away with my needles for a day or two as I finally have some time off work. With any luck I will have something to show and tell soon😊
The kitten has allowed me to do a bit of hooking so I have been perfecting my string bags. Sadly the ends of my knitting needles drive him wild so avoiding those at the moment. I have hissed at him as recommended by my kayaking friend but he just looks bemused and then has another go😉 Avoidance is my current policy….
N has a kitten. Maro (said kitten) and I have had loads of fun with a bit of yarn tonight but it has made me realise I need to confine the stash because he could have far too much fun if he found that😉
So looking for more nooks and crannies to hide the stash because let’s face it N doesn’t need to know how bad (big) it is 😂
The torrid temperatures of a couple of weeks ago have moved on and now we have lots of showers which have cooled everything down. AND more to the point I can get my knitting needles out!!!
It is fair to say that the baby blanket has progressed a lot more than the camper blanket! Baby is due in November, camper is still at the garage having work done! But look at all those ends that are going to need weaving in😔 Why did I go for a stripey chevron? 🤔
On the bright side I managed to get a load of washing dried on the line in between showers today 😉
Still working on my string bags, they seem to be quite popular in the shop 😉
I’ve also made a little basket bag. It’s double crochet using Lily sugar ‘n cream and finished off with a knitted flower and a dirty great button. Room for purse, phone, lippy, tissues and hand sanitizer – what’s not to like 😄
We’re having a wet weekend I hope you are fairing better?