Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas Blog Hop! 12 bloggers, 12 gifts, 12 months!

Last year I found myself rushing to get my Christmas projects finished before December 25th. This seems to be what happens every year. I decided that 2016 was going to be the year where I would have all my Christmas projects done in advance.

I got to chatting with my friend Millie from 2CrochetHooks and we decided to get together with some other bloggers and make a Handmade Xmas 2016 into an event!

Every month one of our Bloggy friends will share their Handmade Christmas gift. If we all make own version, by the time it's Christmas we will all have a host of handmade gifts ready for celebrating a non-commercial, good-ol'-fashioned, made-with-love Christmas!

Will you join us in making this Christmas handmade?