I always feel that today is really the beginning of the New Year - the beginning of the first week when we actually know what day it is, the Christmas Decorations are packed away for another year, the village green is quite dark again without the fairy lights on most of the houses, and the Christmas Tree there has stopped twinkling.
The house feels clearer and slightly more spacious, and the sitting room is definitely a little lighter now the Tree is no longer in front of the window overlooking the garden.
I noticed yesterday too, that at 4 p.m. it wasn't quite dark - a real bonus!
We are very lucky here as our village sits at the top of a hill - you have to climb to get to it from whichever direction you arrive, but in the valley the river has burst it's banks and many fields are flooded. At this moment, the sun is shining, but it is also raining and the sky outside my window as I type looks a very threatening grey.
THE KNITTING ON MY NEEDLES
My project at the moment is a quickie - I made my husband a super scarlet cabled cowl/snood towards the end of last year to wear when he is playing golf, but just before Christmas he left it on a radiator at the Club to dry off and when he went to collect it - gone! So another is now half done in a ridge pattern in bright scarlet and orange.
Work on my website to gain the most interest goes on, and after some good sales of beanie hats, cowls and wrist-warmers, I now need to think about Spring inspired items for your delectation - do have a look and see what you think! Just click on JUMPING LAMB above.
Thank you for visiting, see you again very soon,