I had a new pencil I was going to use today: a new Batman pencil, just exactly like the one I bought for Little E's Christmas stocking and then wanted to keep for myself. (No. I didn't. Santa heard my sighing and obliged.)
|One last Christmas picture before we pack it all away? The ultimate gift, from my sister to me : scrapbooking pants|
I can't find my pencil anywhere. So much for my fresh new year of blogging. I can't blog without a sharp pencil because I still, even after all these years, scribble in a notebook before a finger ever touches a keyboard. It's a habit I can't break. It has kept me going for over a thousand posts now. Although, some time round the middle of December - full disclosure coming up - I did suggest to myself that I might shut up shop here at the end of the year. I did. I thought about it. I haven't run out of creative plans: not at all. If anything, it's quite the reverse. I have so many things I want to try that finding the time to write about what I've made seems to slip down the list.I'm still making like mad.
I'm still scrapbooking as much as ever I'm able (this weekend, for instance, now that the brother who has been sleeping on top of all my supplies has gone to spend a few days with Little E). And I'm delighted to be able to say that I'm going to be back with Gossamer Blue for the 2017 term, alongside all of these amazing creative brains
I've also been working on my contribution to
Get It Scrapped's Story + Design feature for February. I've been recording the audio for it this week and, know what? I quite enjoyed doing it. Thinking, thinking..
There has been plenty of knitting going on, too. I did four pairs of sock and two scarves as Christmas gifts. The pokemon socks for Little E
done with amazing self striping wool from London House Yarns (on etsy, follow them on IG for shop updates) made it into an IG photo before they were wrapped; and I have one more photo of
a ripple scarf in progress, with Koigu Painter's Palette yarn and a free pattern from Loop London. My current project is the can-you-finish-it-before-I-go-back? cardigan for Uncle Dave. It's a blue tweed teacher-ly number and I have managed two sleeves and a back, so I should probably go see if I can get any further with it. If I disappear from here for more than a few days, come find me on instagram! But I'll be back here very soon, possibly wearing my scrapbooking pants. I've just spotted that new pencil. Under a big pile of new books. But that's another story.