Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Here & Now | October 2018 Link-Up



Despite the widespread exclamations about the speed at which each year goes, it seems that time is determined to still march on at what seems to be an ever-increasing pace. Here we are in October, and what I very much view as the ending of the year. As we roll into these final months I find they all seem to run together, as people begin to talk more about their end-of-year plans.
It's Here & Now time again and it's a great way to pause and think about the present. Will you be joining in this month?

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Making When You Feel Like It


After moving I didn't pick back up my spinning. Mostly because there was a very intense period of extreme busyness, but also because I just didn't feel like it. My knitting always took preference, and so my wheel sat there gathering dust. I did a little spinning here and there, mostly because I felt guilty for neglecting my spinning and decided that I 'should' do it.
Needless to say, that skein I spun didn't turn out very well. I don't like the colour combination, I don't like the texture, and when I'd spun and plied it, and finished winding it onto the swift, what did it do when I took it off? Twisted terribly. A bad job all around, even for this beginner.

In the last two weeks though, I've actually wanted to spin something. I even didn't knit for a few days but sat down with my wheel instead. I pulled out the prettiest pink blend of merino roving called Pink Parfait from my fibre stash and started spinning.
This yarn was spun and plied with joy and excitement, and the resolution that no matter how it turned out, I would knit it into something.

Monday, October 01, 2018

2018 Christmas Ornament Swap - Come Join!

I'm so excited to be hosting the Christmas Ornament Swap again this year! The very first swap, last year, was such a success and everyone had so much fun. I remember I had to close the swap sign-ups earlier than I'd intended due to the overwhelming response. The same may happen again this year, so if you want to join us, make sure you sign-up! All the details are below.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

10 Good Things Right Now



It's been a week of trials here, in various forms and with the worst taking up the whole weekend. The result is the beginning of this new week is being met with tiredness and the hope that it'll be smoother. It's been a long time since I've written one of these blog posts, and I thought now might be a perfect time to list 10 good things right now.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Here & Now | September 2018 Link-Up


Can you believe that after this Here & Now, there are only three left for 2018? I was quite shocked when I realised that! I'd love it if you'd join in!

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Maira Gall