Thank you for joining the Spring KAL. Thank you also to the knitters of the Winter KAL whom I asked to send me their favourite Spring words. They sent me lots and I’ve use them as my inspiration for the next 20 days of projects.
‘The proof of the Winter Wreath is in the hanging’ to put a topical twist on a very old proverb.
The penultimate day of the KAL and I’d like to recommend to you two cute, ‘dipping into and out of’ books. When you are feeling in need of some coziness they are a good reference point.
We are on to the last three days of the KAL. It is all about assembly now so grab your project box or bag as we start on the big reveal. Looking at the picture of this part of my wreath, I’m reminded of a trip on my bucket list. I think today’s part is…
As Winter wreath decorations go, this one is my last and favourite. It’s the epitome of Hygge. Enough said apart from I hope you enjoy my pattern.
In my collection of children’s books there are some well thumbed Beatrix Potter books. One story is about an impertinent squirrel who goes by the name of Nutkin. He is always getting into scrapes with Old Brown owl. I recall he is particularly fond of acorns, stashing them for winter food.
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs
Hygge is all about creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with the people you love. We should take a leaf out if the dormouse’s book. I’m not suggesting that each Autumn, like the dormouse, you eat lots of berries to build up fat stores so you can stay warm…
Hygge is about intentional living. Those of you know me, know I like to cook and eat. This year our garden produce has enabled me to intentionally connect with it’s yield. I have been more mindful during kitchen preparation, cooking, and eating and it’s meant so much more.