Woolly Enthusiasms and a little Mindfulness too

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Working towards the end of the first month of the year I am happy to report that I am still enthusiastic about my Enthusiasms for 2018 (aka Resolutions to some people).

blue half done wip
Knitting WIP

Last week I rediscovered parts of a summer cotton top in my craft room.  Thinking why I may have put it aside I am guessing reasons – got bored with it/was keen to start something new/change of season.  I discounted ‘gone wrong’ as I still could work out where I was in the pattern, notes and needles were all there.   I had the two fronts, two thirds of the back – so near, yet so far from completion! So it’s take a few knitting sessions and two turns at picking up stitches on the neck (167sts!). I love working with this cotton too, King Cole Cotton Soft DK. Still kicking myself for being a serial starter over the last few years!!!

Updating of 2018 Enthusiams: diet on track, wip counted as ‘sorting out craft stuff, slow progress on job/career/bucketlist, a little better on household finance decisions. Roll on February and more progress.

Further to some Mindfulness reading this week, I have been taking the time to appreciate the things and people around me.  A little ‘therapy’ like this could do many people a lot of good. Have visited two friends this week, one not seen in several years. Both times we had quality time, put some of the world to rights, had a giggle and promised not to leave it so long until the next time.  I had been missing a trip to the see the sea and one trip visited windy and raining Hastings – seeing the waves crashing and bashing onto the beach was pretty amazing, watching only briefly before diving into the pub for lunch!  Photos just did not come out well – so nothing to share, so sorry!  Pub – amazing food – oh my – The Crown, All Saints Street! http://www.thecrownhastings.co.uk/

I also made a point of telling someone very special how much I love them. Now that’s something we are often not so good at.  Currently feeling warm and glowing, I’d recommend it.

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6 thoughts on “Woolly Enthusiasms and a little Mindfulness too

    tierneycreates said:
    January 27, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Ah the sea in winter, it can be glorious – hope you have photos to share of your brief visit to Hastings!

      tinaor responded:
      January 28, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for your comments. Sadly, my photos were not worthy of sharing, such a shame, though taken as being blown about in the wind so I hope that’s why! Watch out for this week’s posts – been to a different beach this weekend, and very different weather!

    quietwatercraft said:
    January 27, 2018 at 9:18 am

    The top looks lovely, such a pretty colour!

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    January 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Well done on all you’ve kept in focus this month and achieved. As you say, it’s so easy to let friendships slide and not tell the people we love that we love them. I love a good stormy sea 🙂

    Kate said:
    January 30, 2018 at 4:18 am

    That’s a very pretty top, I love the colour.

      tinaor responded:
      February 2, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Thank you

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