This morning was very exciting when we got hit with a storm, and with the temperature dropping degree by degree, I won’t be surprised if it snows in the next few hours. I have been taking a break this January from all self-expectations and enjoying some slack! Three months living in our new house, I’m wanting to work on new habits and trying a few new things, in addition to keeping up the knitting. One of the new things is starting sewing again, which actually is a lifelong passion of mine, but has been pretty much not for a few years. Lacking a lot of confidence, I have to start really small, so after the holidays passed I made a bunch of quilted coasters and a small tabletop quilt for Jeff’s den, done in the Amish quilt style.
Also I have tentatively begun sewing some much needed clothes, a dream which now can be a reality, for making my own clothes is truly is a mark of my authenticity, so here is me, in a beautiful reunion with the needle, thread & thimble after a long hiatus. I’m really enjoying yards of hand stitched finish work, delicious felled & French seams, slowed to a snails pace, and frankly I couldn’t bear it to go any faster for the hand-sewing just tickles some innate part of me which must have lived a hundred years ago. But more on that later. The month is already half gone and not wanting to lose my knitting mojo entirely I decided to quick knit a pair of socks. I picked up a few ‘flavors’ of Kroy Sock yarn at Michaels some time over the beginning of the holiday, and am now finally enjoying some knitting. Here beneath the sleet coated sky window, I thought I would photograph this unusually fun pair I’ve got going . . .
The days are short but getting noticeably longer by the week, and the snow is just about to fall.
I love January!