Self Imposed Knitting Pressure

I’m knitting to a deadline for the next issue of Olann and.  Nothing new there, but it can have the tendency to suck the joy out of what you’re working on.  Fortunately, that isn’t the case with my current knit, but it is killing me that I can’t share my progress.  It’s not even something that I could take the odd close up of because I think it might give the game away.

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The Knitted Diaries – Part 1

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You might have spotted the image of a shade card I posted on Instagram a couple of weeks ago?

My comment was a little cryptic at the time and despite a few good guesses by some of my followers, no one actually worked out exactly what I was up to.

Perhaps this photo might give a little more insight?

(I’ll split this post up into two otherwise it’s going to be incredibly long, sorry)

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Reflections on a Knitted Christmas Part 3, The Girls

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In 2017 I really amped up my handmade gift making, between knitting, crochet, baking, etc, I really tried to be more mindful of the gifts I gave. Whilst I hope the presents were appreciated and will be useful,  what surprised me most about it, was how it made me feel.  The joy of making something specifically for a loved one, friend or in the case of charity knitting, someone in need, has me wanting to make all the gifts I can in 2018.

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