The Comic Relief project I'm hatching for 2015 has taken over my waking and rather a lot of my sleeping hours too. It's eaten my blogging time entirely. I've been dreaming about it for three or four months. It's quite big and ambitious but everything is in place for it to build on the thrilling success of the Red Nose Day Dolls.You can have a sneak preview of it if you click here and I'll be back soon to tell all.
Meanwhile I've been writing about crafting as an antidote to winter's grey skies over at Standard Issue Magazine. You may remember the Making Winter project hosted by Mrs Thriftyhousehold and I three years ago. In this new series of articles I'll be encouraging those who don't necessarily turn to their knitting needles for solace to give it a go. Here's this month's Making Winter.
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Next month I'll be sharing a crochet wristwarmer pattern. As a woman who fairly recently could only make a tragic birds' nest out of hook and wool this is quite a turn up.
Note: the blanket in the top picture is a granny square of Misti Alpaca handpaint chunky that I decided to keep adding to. It's my current winter go-to comfort project, although the price of the Misti alpaca means that it's sheer indulgence and I ration myself to two skeins every couple of months. This colour way is called 'sky grey' and reminds me of a Norfolk beach. The blanket is one large baby rabbit-soft granny square. Nestling underneath it whilst I add stitches is a joy.