Hello! Happy new year to you, dear ones.
I've been away on a family holiday in the South Island, spending lots of time with family and friends. It's been pretty amazing actually: days of warmth and sunshine, sea swimming and beach walking. We we went tramping up to the top of a mountain and slept amongst clumps of tussock and thought it might snow. We had lots of beautiful summery food such as berry ice cream and barbequed fish and salads and corn on the cob.
I did a little knitting on our travels - I made a pair of socks for my sister. (Ravelry notes can be found here). These were made from this pattern, and some gorgeous cashmere yarn from Old Maiden Aunt yarns. I used some leftover sock yarn in green for contrast heels and toes and together the colours remind me a bit of olive leaves.
I hope you've had a good new year so far. I'm looking forward to sharing my projects and adventures here throughout 2017.
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