Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
As you are about to put the Christmas tree away and remove all traces of any festive season activities, before you recycle all these Christmas cards, WAIT! and read on…
Women in Prison are collecting the front halves (picture halves) of Christmas cards so that women in prison can use them to make cards for their families next year:
Please send picture halves of your old Christmas cards to Women in Prison Elmfield Hse, 5 Stockwell Mews, London. SW9 9GX. Next December women in prison will be able to make cards for their children & families. Thank you
— Women in Prison (@WIP_live) 29 December 2017
Here we only have a handful of them so nothing to write home about (ahem), but I shall collect old Christmas cards at my yoga classes on Friday, and I don’t mind halving them and sending them for you :)
I am starting 2 new classes this coming week, Family Yoga for families to come and enjoy some quality time doing yoga together – from 5pm until 6pm – and Recovery Yoga – 6:15-7h45pm. Both classes are on Fridays at the studio Yoga Akasha in my town.
I have been knitting a lot and still need to finish a few commissions. I took a break from knitting for others between Christmas and now to just finish a few things for myself – Things I had started and paused at various stages of completion – and to just take time to experiment a bit…
I got a bit carried away with these pocketses, I’m obsessed with clouds you see…
And so I completed my Sky Scarf, on New Year’s Eve:
☁️ It tells tales of the sky above our heads, of hours spent admiring the ever changing masterpiece unfolding overhead every day, of many adventures, of quiet reflective, solitary sunrises, of beautiful sunsets, magical rainbows, shooting stars, days out in the woods, by the sea or in London… all throughout summer, autumn and winter 2017.
A lot of precious memories from this year are hidden in this long piece of fabric 🐚🕸🌺
It contains gems such as this beautiful winter sunset:
The BC (understand here Before Christmas…) period was a good mix of knitting for friends and family and commissions.
I finished this cardigan just in time for Christmas:
This cardi is called Wowligan, and I knitted it for my wee friend, D.
People usually use buttons for the owl’s eyes, but I decided to use purple beads instead…
I hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Year!
I hope that 2018 brings you all a lot of contented, quiet, mindful and reflective moments admiring the sky ☁️⛅️🌩🌦☀️🌈 ⚔knitting, 🌬breathing, laughing and 💖 sharing….☁️☁️
And to more owl watching and more dog cuddles, as it is the year of the dog after all!
I can’t leave you without a photo of Boy and his friends during a MJ night just before the New Year… As our house has been living on the beats of Michael Jackson songs for the last few weeks while Boy practices his dance moves and does his dress rehearsals – I’m currently knitting him a white tie…