Happy New Year! I know it is a bit belated. Hope that all had a great Christmas. I enjoyed mine.
Good food, good company and a load of yarn to knit and I don't need much more.
I was great at keeping the old New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the month but need to get more disciplined again. I guess New Year's Resolutions are not just for January. I have mixed feelings about January- There is a great feeling of renewal but it is also a tough month. It is really grey, dark and cold. I will try to make peace with it.
I have been sticking to some resolutions- I have been doing a bit of sewing at the weekends and have been enjoying it. I said I would sew on a Saturday, getting fabric ready on a Friday night so I can just sew on Saturday. I have been just making things for myself to organise things. I will photograph other items that I made the week before.
I have been dreaming of a giant boxbag for so long. I wanted to make a bigger project bag that would hold a sweater. This one will definitely hold a 4 ply sweater project. I got the fabric in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland in a 2nd handshop. It is a bed sheet. I had the same print growing up. I thought I would just use it to practice.
The small zip bag is made with hand dyed fabric, fabric that I dyed myself. I don't know what I will use it for. At the moment, I have some pens and a notebook in it.
My mother made me a lovely bag that I must photograph.
The knitting is the mon-petit-gilet-raye . I have been enjoying knitting it and am going to cast on another one right after I finish this one.