24 Dec 2018

Happy Christmas everyone!

The year is rapidly drawing to a close! Gosh, it only seems five minutes since it started. I expect that means I've been keeping busy...

We've certainly been doing a lot of travelling recently. After a couple of years when we travelled very little, we've been catching up in a big way with trips to the UK, Sweden and Japan only a few weeks apart. It's hard to know what time-zone we're working in right now!

Still, I've been busy knitting while we've been on the road and will be getting patterns written up as soon as I can gather all the notes together. The scarf above is the Karlskrona Scarf. I designed this as a man's scarf but have to admit, I wore it a lot myself while we were in Japan. It's super cozy.

My DH Tim photographed it for me while we were there and I love this shot of his with it wrapped around a window. This is Enkō-ji temple in the North of Kyoto – a wonderfully quiet place with an open view onto the maple garden. We were there just at the start of the autumn season and the leaves were turning to amazing shades of orange and red.

I have also been working on the bag I was reporting in my last blogpost, which was inspired by the colours we saw when we were in Sweden. We have been so lucky to catch autumn in 3 different countries this year!

However, the colours in Sweden were something special, with such rich yellows and oranges everywhere. So inspiring! I have actually knitted this bag about three times over as I keep getting about 2/3 of the way up to the top and then deciding I could do something better and then ripping it out again. Well, you get more enjoyment per gm of knitting yarn that way don't you! (Ways to think positively while undoing several hours of work ....)

It's now done and I just need to add a lining and it will be completed. However, I need to put that down now and start work on making some mince pies for tomorrow!

So, here's wishing you all a very Happy Christmas/Holiday season and hope that you have a wonderful time with your families. 

Happy Knitting!


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