Hello to anyone still getting updates and popping in from time to time! I can’t believe it has been 14 months since I stopped writing my blog. I know I tried writing another blog and I quite enjoyed it, but when I reflect on the last 14 months I now see that life got very busy and I felt under a lot of pressure to make lovely things and take gorgeous photos and write fascinating blog posts and I just didn’t have it in me anymore!
So, I deleted my blog and I didn’t even say goodbye or anything. It was terribly rude, I know that.
In the last 14 months KB and I adopted a new fur baby who couldn’t be more different to his big brother Raymond. He is the loveliest, cuddliest tabby who we named Martin. He had a serious weight issue when we adopted him, tipping the scales at 7.5kg (yes, that’s not a typo, he was ENORMOUS!) but has been on a diet and now weighs about 6kg. Still large, but not life-threateningly large.
I’ve been working hard and crafting hard, knitting up a storm… crochet and spinning have fallen aside lately due to not having enough time to devote to everything I love to do….
I’ve knitted about 6 million monsters…
And I’m still loving dyeing yarn, not fibre so much anymore due to issues I’ve been having with the fibre felting during the process. I never had that until I moved up North and I wonder if it is the heat or the water?
Anyway, my sock yarn stash has exploded and now I’ve just discovered how to dye self-striping yarn which is hard work, but the results are awesome.
So that’s what I’ve been doing… still striving to live a peaceful and crafty life! What have you all been up to?
Lately I’ve been thinking of re-starting a blog but I’m easing myself into it. I joined instagram a week ago and do you know what? I LOVE IT! It is like mini-blogging and is so much fun. I’m not really one for looking at photos of people’s families and kids, but I love to look at knitting and other yarn related things, and there is plenty of that on there. I’ve “met” a few people who remember Raymond and me and it is cool to reconnect, so I thought I’d pop in here and say that if you are an instagrammer, look me up! My name is auntyalicelovestoknit and I’d love to see you over there, and see what you’re making for a change!
Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and start to 2014, I hope that 2013 has been everything you wanted and more.
Much love from Alice.