Happy new year everyone! I hope 2015 has started off splendidly! I’ve been back from my cheeky slightly-more-than-2-weeks Christmas holidays for a week now, and I’ve been putting the time to good use by letting myself do very little. (I very rarely feel actually relaxed after holidays, as any time back at home is usually spent cramming in as much as possible, and when I’m not out trying to see everyone, I’m trying to make the most of family time. Which generally means late nights, and not nearly enough sleep.) Unfortunately I’m not very good at getting early nights at all (damn you, Broadchurch, you’re not helping!) even with a wonderful dearth of urgent knitting projects and nothing waiting to be sewn apart from a few trouser patches.
So let’s have a wee look back at some of 2014’s best bits.
Starting the year with a jar full of melting moments can very rarely be a bad thing.
Then there was my attempt to show the less prissy side of Switzerland, which did slip, but I’ll try and get back to.
I finished Agnes, which was probably my first knitting project that I wear outside the house.
Went off to Italy…
Saw some fantastic gardens
With a mission to teach myself to crochet, and happily managed to produce a couple of these:
There was my red make-it-up-as-you-go-along jumper, which accidentally came out with negative ease instead of positive, but wasn’t a complete disaster..
Then there was the other red jumper, which is a bit of a story. I’m still psyching myself up to put aside the trauma and write a post about it. :)
There was a quick tortoise for a one-year-old,
And a quick cardi for a (at the time) 0-year-old.
And there was my so-far favourite top, the gorgeous Airelle.
And with that, I note that the overall topic of my blog in the second half of last year was overwhelmingly sewing and knitting. Mainly because that was what I was doing a lot of. So this year I’ll try and balance it out a bit.
There are a few projects from the end of last year that were done in a rush before Christmas, and pushed the blogging into the back seat. These will have to go up, since I was pretty happy with how they came out. I’d say hopefully before I start on anything new this year, but I know what I’m like!