Hello! I feel like I haven't been here in ages. I've had a small, unintentional break from my usual weekly blog routine that can be pinned down to a general midwinter murk and lack of non-working time. I hope this finds you well, dear reader!
I've also found myself losing my usual verve when it comes to making, which has been a bit sad and strange. Doesn't often happen to me! No matter how busy I am, I still dream of projects and keep my sketchbook around. But not this winter, for some reason.
Here are some photos from the past few weeks:
A crisp early evening from our front door step, with a pearl moon out early.
A batch of crumpets made on a quiet Saturday morning (so yum toasted with butter and with a cup of tea alongside... I used the recipe from a book I mentioned in this post, The Little Library Cookbook by Kate Young).
A stack of new linen in berry colours, sent by Susan of Loop for some new project bags to send to London in the spring. And a very sweet little pair of Japanese scissors for my embroidery toolbox, she sent as a gift. I love these! Very, very small but also sharp. And with a leather pouch to keep them in.
Other things I've been doing lately have included reading: I finished Motherhood by Sheila Heti which I really enjoyed. It explores the deepest thinking about the meaning of being a mother, or not having children, as the case may be.
Knitting: still working on the same slow projects (could these be the source of my dampened enthusiasm with making? Hmm). Hope to finish both garments soon, and move onto new things.
Projects planned for spring:
+ One of these Kochi Kimono jackets, in a fine black linen (I think it would be a very useful work garment, or to wear while lounging around anywhere else!
+ A couple of tops like this one, for the warmer weather (do you like how I'm writing as though winter is almost over? It's not even close!)
+ Knitted rabbits. I have some soft natural angora yarn and would love to knit up a couple of soft rabbits for my baby nieces, but I haven't found a pattern like the idea I have in mind. I am going to try to make my own.
What about you? How are you feeling these days, and what projects are you planning?
Thank you for visiting, as always.
+ = + = + = + = + = + = +