January Blues

I don’t know about you, but I always feel blue after Christmas. This time of year has not been good to our family over recent years and,I find it hard to get enthusiastic about the whole thing. I appreciate the rest after a long term at school and love seeing family, but the rest?  Meh.

I also find it hard to motivate myself on the designing front. I have left several sumnission deadlines slide, simply because I haven’t been able to summon up the enthusiasm to bust out the books, yarn and needles and have a play. (which is how I usually start the design process). But no more! It is time to put on my big girls panties and suck it up as they say. The days are starting to get a little longer (not that you would notice) and although the weather doesn’t seem to be improving (it has rained everyday since new year I think) I have to be positive and remember that Spring is just around the corner.

So the books are out

  There is a secret project on the needles – yes I know the photo doesn’t show anything but a lump, but then again if it did it wouldn’t be a secret 😉

  
And I have a new travelling project. An interesting little scarf that utilises yarn with very short colour runs. It is called Optical Delusion, Conflagration and is lots of fun. Not a project that you can knit on mindlessly for sure, but a great project for when you want to tune out the world, almost as good as a good book.

  On a happier note The Wrinkle in Time mystery KAL is well on the way with clue 2 having just gone out on Friday. Some people are doing it with the gradiance skeins in order either 1-6 or 6-1

  

Others are being more adventurous and using a colour blocking technique suggested by one of my test knitters and are doing the outer sections in skeins 1-4 and the centre in skeins 6 & 5 or 6-4 and 1 & 2
  
It is going to be so much fun to see how these turn out!

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