No more IOU knitting

Christmas may seem a while ago now but to get all the Christmas gifts done in time some of the I promise knitting became IOU.

Thankfully they are all finished :) Although they have been a joy to make I really don’t want to be on a timer or have deadlines any more. This is because I have other crafts I want to do. I also have a pile of books I want to read :)

Here are a few pictures of the things that I’ve recently made.

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The above 2 are bits of baby knitting for a colleague who has recently given birth. 

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This is another piece that I was asked to make. Luckily it was finished in time for the person’s birthday.

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I also finished for me a crochet poncho. I got the idea from this blog Knitting it was taking too long so I decided to crochet it instead.

I’m now onto socks. This is my travelling project. For home I’m working on finishing another project.

What are you working on?

Knitting resolutions

As you know dear reader I knit. I’ve been reading about people’s knitting goals and I’m wondering about mine for this year.

I have lots of odd bits of yarn that I want to use up.  I would like to knit things that will be useful to people in need like hats etc. I would like them to go to local people.   So when I’ve finished my little to do list I will be looking into that.

If you knit what are your plans?
Blessings :)

How to look back with a smile :)

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This I borrowed from Facebook off a page called “Anxiety and I”.

This time last year I heard about the jar and created my own. Due to hubby’s work commitments over the New Year we sat down yesterday evening in front of my mum and dad and opened the jar. At the top hubby had left a special piece of paper thanking me for a very special Christmas time. I have kept that one.

The others we opened together one by one and it made us remember all the happy times – some of which we forgot. Stories were swapped as we laughed together and reminiscence the past year.

The jar is now empty ready to be filled with memories of this coming year (don’t worry a piece of paper will go in for yesterday). If you are going through a bit of a tough time at present I urge you to find a jar, label it and on pieces of paper write every good thing that happens to you or your loved ones over the next year. So this time next year you can remember how awesome 2016 was no matter what life throws at you!

Blessings :)