Stepping into the New Year

Last day of January … Is it too late to write a new year post??

I must confess to complete failure with my Festive Season makes – even Twelfth Night didn’t save the day. My fella requested hand-knitted gloves, but I’d never made them before and I wasn’t getting on with the pattern. Then he told me an old wives’ tale that states if you make or give a pair of gloves, you wave that person goodbye! Well that certainly didn’t encourage the crafting process, and the festive deadlines came and went. Then there was the hat I was trying to complete for my friend’s birthday on New Year’s Day. It was a simple enough pattern, but had lots of yarn overs, and a small lapse in concentration could spell disaster. And disaster struck so many times, I ended up giving up!! I told my friend if hours of effort counts for anything, and if an hourly rate applies, she would have a very expensive gift! Shame you can’t wrap up “it’s the thought that counts!”

IMG_3120I consoled myself with a safe-knit – a pair of toe up socks that I made last year in orange.  And as I have quite a lot of this purple aran yarn hanging about I’ll no doubt make another pair or three of socks with it. Now that my gardening work is picking up, I’m stepping into the new year with cosy feet. Yay!

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