To avoid the January blues I always like to take this lull in the season to make plans and lists for the year ahead. However, being a libra sometimes I fantasise about my great ideas more than I achieve them. Typically I’ll have a great plan but wont write it down and then another great idea will butt in and I’ll become so consumed with that new idea that the last one will have escaped me. It can be rather frustrating trying to remember what I had been obsessed with last week.
However, something’s always stick. Graham and I have always wanted to live somewhere with a garden, Beth always plans for us to go camping, and I always want to do more knitting. So we are moving into a new house close to my family in February, I have reduced my hours at work which will give me plenty time to knit, and, um, do other productive activities, and we are planning to go camping when the weather warms up a bit. However, living in Scotland that will be exchanged for rain most likely. But so far, the plans made this year have been put in place and that is an achievement.
Since joining a knitting circle in early January I have also managed more knitting this year, which has been wonderful for mummy alone time. I recently completed another tiny tea leaves for Beth but this time used Ginny sheller’s notes to make a much tighter neck line. Her blog can be found here. Fresh off the needles the next project is to knit the adult tea leaves for my dearest friend but the pattern will need adjusted to fit her size so that will have to be put on the to do list. Plus Beth has been moved up to the big girls ballet class and reported the room is “freezing” cold so I’m casting on some leg warmers for her.
Talking of Beth, her and binky the kitten shared a perfect morning when he was visiting. I love how gentle and sweet they were together that day. I had to take some photos.
Lastly, for my darling partner, and as its burns night tonight, this is for Graham my true sweetheart.