It has been very dark here in the North of England over the last few days
and so I have been using the time to reorganise my ever growing collection
of patterns, yarns, vintage fabric, beads, threads, books and magazines.....
(Yes, it is that time of year again and the years do pass by too quickly!)
I have started to use more of the
tins to store my ever expanding supply of craft materials.
Lots of very pretty, happy flowers.
Just what is needed in these dark Winter days in England!
Of course, during this time I succumbed to my usual habit of rediscovering
old patterns and remembering with nostalgia the events surrounding each project
(choosing the pattern, purchasing the latest yarns and most of all the lovely company
and conversations that took place while knitting away)
I have lots of patterns from my earlier knitting days in the '80's
which I must share with you when I have chance to scan the photographs.
Looking back, I seem to have been particularly taken by beautiful, soft mohair yarn
as I have so many patterns!
In my teens I became a serious knitter and
would often begin a project and decide I wanted to wear it the following weekend,
which resulted in me knitting with utmost determination into the early hours to get it finished.
I am quite surprised now, as I look back, just how many projects I completed
and that was the start of my real love and understanding of this wonderful craft.
These days I like to work at a slightly slower, more peaceful pace!
Now for some
MJT Celebration News!
As the first anniversary of launching my blog passed by over
I have decided to have a little celebration over next weekend.
Just enter the coupon code below at checkout
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th January 2011
to receive 25% discount off your MJT PDF knitting pattern in
my ETSY shop
Time for tea and cakes...
......then back to work