Following on from my previous post, Knitted Diaries Part 1, I managed to get my plan together to begin my knitted diary.
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)
Isn’t life wonderful, everything in the garden is rosy. It’s a perfect world, nothing ever goes wrong for me and I’m as happy as can be.
Or so social media would have you believe.
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.
If asked, I’d describe myself as a multi-crafter, whose default is always set to knitting. I love trying other crafts, but ever since I can remember, there has always been my knitting.
The idea of knitting a Christmas gift for all of my close friends and family, brought me more joy than I had anticipated. Unfortunately, as is so often the case when you’ve left yourself with very little time to achieve something, mistakes can be made.
Maybe that’s just me, is it?
What do you make when you only have one word to inspire you?
Determined to give my family and close friends a knitted gift each for Christmas 2017, I set out a plan of action to select the ideal design, with a very definite criteria.
Did you see the Tumbleweed rolling lazily by just then?
My blog has sat dejected and unloved for some time now. So much so, that I’ve even been toying with putting a stop to my rambles and searching for something new. It’s always been the closest thing I have to keeping a journal about my creative life, mixed in with a little more of me than I originally intended to share.
However, like a lot of things in my life at the moment, it could do with a good shake to get the dust off and then leaving outside to air for a few hours.
I have just got back from the most glorious dog walk on the farm, I was so warm and cosy, that it’s quite difficult to think of it as December. Cuppa brewed and Gluten Free Hobnob at the ready, it’s time for a little blog update, with Spotify for musical accompaniment.
At this time of the year I should really be listening to Christmas songs, but it feels more like a Mamas & Papas sort of day, with the December sun shining through my office windows.