Hello everyone, yes I’m still here! Sorry its been so quiet around here. The dark Shetland winter is in full swing and yet again my knitting mojo left me for a couple of months :( It’s very frustrating and the past little while I’ve been feeling quite disappointed in myself. I have lots of ideas but sometimes life and work all gets in the way and I can’t seem to get anything done! I did do the Craft Fair in November so that took up a lot of time for a little while and I sold all of my cushions at the Fair and the (loved) leftovers on instagram.
But for 2018 I am hopeful to be more active and already have some things planned and on the needles.. I have decided to try Bullet Journaling to see if it can help me be more organised and productive (har har but we must try some things..!)
I can’t forget though that this year I have managed to publish 7 patterns – 4 in books/magazines and 3 myself. The Tvier Fingerless Gloves which were in the 2017 Shetland Wool Week Annual, the Shaila Mittens which featured in A Year Of Techniques, the Hals Cowl from Rib Magazine and the Uyea Legwarmers that were in Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story – a proud achievement for me at work this year.
In my own self-published designs – the Crofthoose Vest, Vatsland Jumper and Ola Yoke all came out this year and I am very proud of them.. in particular, the response to Vatsland and Ola has been really good, so thank you to everyone for that :)
I love to see finished projects people have made with my patterns and this year I have seen lots of lovely ones on Ravelry..
So.. looking at those has cheered me up. I wanted to ask what kind of posts you would like to see from me here? I have kind of gotten out of the way of blogging which becomes increasingly more difficult the less you do it so if you have any ideas let me know.
I’d like to wish all of you who read here a Happy Christmas and thank you for the support and comments and I promise to be a bit less useless going forward..
Speak soon xxx