[And if you get what the title of this post is referring to you are officially as awesome as me!]
Hello peeps and a belated Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Imbolg to you all!
I just checked and it’s been a good few months since I posted, well, ANYTHING! August in fact was my last post. Oops! Here is where I would normally post an excuse or two, but mostly I have just been in a bit of a blogging slump to be honest. Or, as Austin Powers would say “Crikey! I’ve lost my Mojo!”
But I have decided to get back to it and actually, you know, write something, so here’s a quick round up of stuff.
I have been getting into jewellery making lately, I’m not great and I’m still practising the various techniques, and there aren’t many pics yet, but I will post later about that new hobby.
I didn’t do a single stitch in January. Whether crocheted, knitted or sewn. Not one! But…today and yesterday I have more than made up for it lol! I finished an outstanding WIP which was a knitted hat and did a quick make yesterday which was a knitted tape measure cover – a free gift with a knitting magazine.
I made just the one decoration over Christmas…a knitted heart.
And I have been buying crafty books like crazy.
A new crochet ripple blanket is on the go…
And a trip to London meant a visit to John Lewis’s haberdashery section (I so rarely get to use that word these days…haberdashery) and of course along with the purchases of needles and notions there was sock wool!
The crochet stormtrooper blanket is coming along I dont have an exact number of squares out of 625 but i think it’s around the 130 mark…so a while to go yet!
And books…I finished my reading list for 2017 except for 3 (Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Vanity Fair), which was to read all outstanding books on my shelf. I think I did pretty well considering I must have read about 3 or 4 times as many books as I went to the library and keep getting sidetracked after work in places like Waterstones and WHSmith!
I’m still on the go with Anna Karenina at the mo, but have just finished Hag -Seed by Margaret Atwood which is a re-working of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, I really enjoyed it and as I didn’t know the plot beforehand, I can safely say I do now!
I have the next couple of weeks off work…more work done on my foot…gah! Just chop it off already and give me a fake one like Forest Whitaker’s character in Rogue One!
So that means more time for crafting, reading and writing. I have discovered 2 magazines in UK called Writer’s Forum and Writing Magazine which have inspired me to get writing again, even if it’s only for me. I’m thinking of entering a few competitions so watch this space (of course that means I actually have to get the ideas from my head to paper or screen sometime…but it’s a goal and it’s out there now).
Right, that’s it for now. It’s getting late and I have things to make!
More crafty stuff soon, have a good night and a better weekend 🙂 x