I am slowly emerging from the busiest few months of work I have had since I started Cherry Plum Tree almost 4 years ago! It's been manic and quite heavy going in that I haven't had a lot of free time to do things I enjoy, but I made up for that by buying copious amounts of yarn - mostly sock yarn. It's a kind of promise to myself that says, 'look, you will have free time again. And this skein is proof of that'. The end result is a bag of yarn so gorgeous that I'm almost tempted not to use it because then I can go on looking at the lovely colours and squidging the soft skeins whenever I fancy. I will make awesome things from it though, I like my yarn corner and it encourages me to create because it's right there, looking tempting. It has also become the thing I would scoop up in a fire, assuming Small Person was safe, of course.
Every Christmas we have a real living tree and the smell of it takes me right back to my childhood and the giddy excitement of Christmas eve. I absolutely love real Christmas trees. This year we tracked ours again online and saw that it was grown in Denmark! Last years tree was from Scotland. A proper Hygge tree for us, hehe. I have also been listening to The Year of Living Danishly on audiobook, so this seems doubly apt.
On New Years eve I took a walk with a friend culminating in a wander through St Ives, which was looking very pretty:
Cornwall is so beautiful that even when it is grey and mizzly (mizzle is a combination of mist and drizzle that this bit of the world does so well) it still looks gorgeous.
I desperately need to talk about the yarn I have purchased but I'm going to save that for next time because I really want to spotlight one indie dyer in particular who I am totally in awe of, I did my first ever swap with her (knitting bag in exchange for yarn seems particularly neat) and I can't wait to return to her shop and buy more! Although, I, uh, won't be buying yarn for a bit. That's what I'm telling myself... Perhaps just one more skein wouldn't hurt? :)
Happy new year everyone, I hope your Christmases were delightful and that 2017 brings you many happy things. Now I have to go and make a clutch of cat bags. I wonder what the term for multiple cat bags would be? A posse? A mroop?