I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in 2015. It’s been my first full year working freelance and has been challenging, exciting and really good!
Whether you read my blog, come along to my workshops, shop with me online, say hello at knitting shows or just hang out with me at knit group – you’re a big part of my little business and I look forward to sharing my love of making with you for another year!
I’m really excited about 2016 and have lots of plans and goals (which are relatively realistic I think), but before starting a fresh new year – I wanted to share some of my favourite things from 2015.
Volunteer of the Year
As soon as I started talking about applying for Yarndale, my good friend Steph offered to be my ‘minion’. She was the perfect assistant and I couldn’t have done it without her!
Yarndale was my first solo stand at a knitting show and I had so much fun! It was lovely to see familiar faces and to put faces to the names of those of you who keep in touch via social media and my blog. I also met lots of new people and I hope to see you all at knitting shows again in 2016.
Top Cat 2016
I know I shouldn’t have a favourite, and the competition is very tough in my little house – but this years top cat is Splodge. She has the cutest paws in the world, is very well behaved and managed to lose enough weight that the vet could refer to her as ‘normal’. She’s extremely skittish, always looks impressively grumpy and is so loyal I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s a dog.
Runner up –
Noodle came a very close second (out of two) but he let himself down with sofa scratching, pigeon catching and hiding behind the sofa every night when we want to get him out of the living room. He is pretty handsome though. Try harder next year Noodle!
My Favourite Project
My favourite knit this year was easy to choose! It’s my Captivate cardigan – designed by Kim Hargreaves.
I chose Kidsilk Haze in Majestic and Fine Lace in Cobweb. The Majestic has a slight purple tone, so the combination made a lovely flattering warm grey.
It was nice to knit (and quicker than I expected), and I’ve pretty much worn it every day since I finished it because it goes with everything in my wardrobe!
Motivational Speech of The Year
This speech by Shia Labeouf is utterly ridiculous but I find it strangely motivating! If you’ve hit a wall and you’re struggling to get a project finished – just watch this.
Don’t let your dreams be dreams! Happy 2016 x