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Trying for a Colourful Winter



Just sharing a little bit of color again as these short days and dark evenings can really get people down.

Today was a good day for me and the kids, we were out in the fresh air and saw lots of Christmas lights. They are starting to get really excited about Christmas, which is lovely, but it seems to me that adults have to work a whole lot harder to stay positive in the winter months. 


This is a blanket I made last year. In the photo it is folded and hanging over a rail, which is why it looks distorted. I am definitely adding another of these to my list of “projects I will be starting if I could only find the time.”  I would be able to drape it over the sofa for curling up in when it is chilly – though I would have to make it long enough for two smaller people to curl up in with me! 


Other ways to get a little colour in your life;


1. Hang a bird feeder in the garden so that you can see it from your window. The birdsong is a bonus.


2. Plant some seeds in a plantpot and keep it on your windowsill. That moment when you see the first leaves coming up is so uplifting.


3. Leave the kids alone for less than a minute in a room with some crayons. The three week clean up operation will keep you too busy to feel down. 


I have only really suffered with the winter blues once, and that was last year due to the never-ending winter that we had. The grey, rainy days just dragged on and I felt as though that winter lasted from October til about May! 

This year I would like to be prepared, in case winter lingers too long again and spring takes its time in getting here – especially since our family unit is feeling very delicate at the moment, and maybe not as strong as it would normally be. 


Has anyone got any tips on how to stop the weather and the season from having too much of an effect on our mood? Do you have any special winter crochet projects that make you all happy and smiley inside? I’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas for me! 


Ideas Wish List


Looking over my blog, it appears that I have been using a very limited range of colours lately – everything has been brown, black, white and grey. 

This is partly due to the projects that I have chosen; a robot or two, panda shoes, little grey bunnies. I don’t mind using these colours, but to brighten this grey day I am posting a snap of a stash-busting blanket that I was very happy with. Not only did it use up all the odds and ends of yarn that were tangling themselves up in my yarn cupboard, but it also had a really nice retro feel when it was done. I was retro before retro was cool – that makes me super-cool, although my teenage niece refuses to believe me on that one. 


I have just finished my daughters bunny slippers, and I cannot wait to see her face when she comes home from school and sees them sitting ready for her on the stairs. Isn’t that one of the pleasures of crafting that just can’t be measured? 


The plan for tomorrow is to write up the bunny pattern so that I can share it with you all – and it works up so quickly in chunky yarn that you could even whip up a few pairs as Christmas presents. (A lot of my own family members might be having their feet measured while they sleep over the next few days 🙂 ) 


Then it will be on to the next project. This is the part I find the most difficult. So many ideas. Does everyone have a wish list of ideas they wish they had the time to create? 

Image  I am toying with the idea of doing something in filet again. This is a Celtic Knot Christening shawl that I made as a present for a friend…I promise you, it is a knot, not a swastika as the computer is trying to make it appear. That would be a dreadful Christening shawl! 

I love birds, so possibly a filet bird pattern. Then again, by tomorrow I might have moved on to something completely different! 

Hope everyone is having a great day 🙂


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