Thursday, 7 January 2016

With a new year comes the arrival of my new and highly anticipated website. I am so excited to finally be able to say that. It has been a goal of mine for some time and I am thrilled that it has finally come together.

For simplicity I will also be blogging over there too - so as to keep everything in one place but I will keep this site live as well just so that folks can find old posts and old links still work.

You can find my new website and blog over at

Do come over and say hello...

Sunday, 3 January 2016

2015: My year in knitting

Every year I like to keep track of how much I have knit and how many projects I have made. No real reason why other than it gives me a pleasing sense of tying up loose ends and starting the new year with a clean slate. It also allows me to conveniently forget about the large basket of WIPs by the sofa and cast on for a shiny new guilt free project.

Every time I finish a project in Ravelry I add the year tag - 2015 so that I can easily search them all and tally up my progress.

This year, thanks in large part to Stash Dash I got through 27,000m of yarn and completed 40 projects.

A random selection of 2015 projects
For specific details on any of my projects please see my Ravelry page here.

My categories of projects stack up as follows:

Shawls.    16
Socks.       10
Garments 5
Kids socks 2
Hats.          2
Blankets.   4
Cowl.          1

How about you? Do you keep a tally of your annual progress too?

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

We are currently on a family holiday, renting a gorgeous country cottage in our beloved English Lake District.

The time between Christmas and New Year is sacrosanct to us. A time to regroup and enjoy just being together in our little family unit.

We don't do very much. Days are lazy and unstructured here but we do manage to get out every day for a walk in the fresh air - often with rain but not always.

Today was New Years Day and we did what we usually do - a bracing walk around the Lake in Buttermere.

Fun,fresh air and a pub lunch. Happy days

I hope you have had a great start to 2016 too and I will be back soon with lots of sock related plans for the coming year.