I was not intending to spend a year away from my blog. The longer I spent not writing, the harder it became to know where to start! So I've decided to do a quick overview of 2013. There's no way I can cover everything in one post, but at least I'm posting again!
At the beginning of the year, I was spending my knitting time working on little jumpers and cardigans for my best friend’s baby, who was due in March.
In February, I spent a lovely long weekend in Amsterdam, my first visit to the city, which was beautiful. I didn’t visit any yarn shops, but I was only a few minutes away from a big market with at least ten fabric stalls and shops!
Ketna’s daughter Maya was born in March and I was able to give her the pile of garments and blanket I had knitted and sewn. I love these little sweaters; it must be time for me to knit something for a new born, although I don’t know anyone who is expecting!
In April, my Dad was treated for stomach cancer and I sewed my first garment for myself, Tilly’s MietteSkirt. It was a challenging month on many levels!
May saw me move back home for a few weeks as my flatmate’s boyfriend moved in and they wanted the flat to themselves. I was lucky that my parents welcomed me home while I looked for somewhere new to live and even luckier to find a fantastic house share in a great location which I moved into in July. In June I was struck by cupid…more on that later but suffice to say there is now a Mr In Stitches J
In August, my friend Becky got married. I was honoured to have been asked to make her wedding shawl.
I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever made, a very delicate lace Ishbel, with black seed beads in the edging to match Becky’s wedding outfit. She loved it!
In September I had a really enjoyable week off work, split between Edinburgh and a visit to my Aunt and Uncle in Devon, where I worked on my nephew’s Christmas jumper (I was trying to be organised!)
The Autumn was less eventful, with personal time spent working on Christmas presents and a busy period at work. My job relocated from Surrey to Central London, so that is a big change that will really hit home when I go back to work next Monday. I suppose with 2013 summarised it sounds like a busy year, with a new home, wonderful man and change of job. It’s certainly nice to have slowed down over Christmas and New Year.
I really missed not spending the time taking proper photos of knitting and sewing projects last year. I spent a lot of time reading other blogs, eager to start sewing and blogging my own garments and quilts, but never quite managing it! I have a few recently finished projects and a few more that are almost finished that I will be able to photograph and blog over the coming days and weeks.
It's good to be back in this space again!