Welcome to 2017! How’s it treating you so far? I am off to a flying start. I have made lists by the shed-load and the post-it notes have proliferated, but I am happy with that. This feeling is probably something to do with having had a good, lazy holiday break with lots of movie-watching and naps. I did have a tiny tantrum yesterday just before I accepted that Christmas was really over and Ben really was going to go back to work and I had to get up at 6am AGAIN!?>! but then I set the alarm and got on with it.
Which brings me to the first order of service for the new year: last year’s EastLondonKnit knit-along. It is officially over, but just in case you have knit an EastLondonKnit design and would like a chance to win one of the fabulous prize packages…
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Wanna take home all the goodies? If you participated in the EastLondonKnit knit-along, please do post your finished object in the Ravelry thread (link in the profile) for a chance to win this lovely project bag from @kettleyarnco as well as 3 skeins of beautiful @thefibrecompany Acadia yarn. Happy New Year to some lucky knitters!
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Prize number 2 of 2 for the #eastlondonknit #knitalong: 3 more skeins of fabulous #thefibrecoacadia yarn and one of my favourite bags from the lovely @woollenflower in a beautiful vintage tweed fabric. If you participated in the KAL and would like to win, post your finished ELK project on the thread in the EastLondonKnit ravelry group! I'll pick a couple of lucky winners by the end of the week.🤗 #knitting #yarngiveaway #thefibrecompanyacadia #yarnlovers
If you would like to win of these lovely packages, please post your finished EastLondonKnit project over on the thread in the ELK Ravelry group. I will choose 2 prize winners at the end of this week.
So, let’s talk about resolutions!
If you know me, you know that I love a New Year’s Resolution. Honestly, I am not restricted to New Years to make my resolutions–I make them regularly throughout the year with unnecessary zeal, but I have a real soft spot for the beginning of January. This year, in addition to the usual promises to self: more exercise, less sugar, no booze this January, I also wanted to add some different things: find somewhere to regularly volunteer, don’t be angry about the world, do things to make it better, and something completely unrelated: learn to play the guitar, because, well, why not?
I know that I should have started with the musical things a lifetime ago, but I’m one of those people who thinks it is never too late. If I start now, in 10 years I might be pretty good. If I don’t start now, in 10 years, I’ll just be 10 years older and still not playing any instruments.
And until I figure out where to volunteer (suggestions welcome!!), I am going to knit some hats and things for KnitAid. If you haven’t heard of KnitAid, please do have a look. They are making a big collection on 20th January if you would like to participate too!!
Do you make resolutions? If so, do you keep them?