January Week 3 – Hats, Socks and Manchester

This week’s makes and doings…

I’ve been making more super chunky hats this week, and yes, within the brights there’s a black hat too #knittingforafriend. I have to say I could be swayed to use black yarn more often.

Check out my shop for new additions, I am adding more hats daily and as this week it is due to drop to sub zero temperatures we need to wrap up warm! The Beast from the West this time I believe is due to be upon us.

This week the mornings are getting lighter and the boy returned to Uni in Newcastle briefly for an exam. The mother in me means when he goes I must make socks, luckily he really likes them and even asks for them. And so to a trip to Countess Ablaze … more yarn?!

Fiona and I (see previous post in November) met up for her first knit club at Countess Ablaze; Fiona wound her first yarn cake, I spent birthday vouchers, chatted to friends, knit and we went on to Mackie Mayor for a drink. A pretty fab day, especially as I bought my first pair of Dr. Marten’s in years, we are a family of Dr. Marten’s strewn at the front door.

As I do every week, I attempt to read and I always fail, I have been trying to read about a colour a night from The Secret Lives of Colour by Kasia St. Clair but also downloaded Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming to listen via Audible while dog walking. I will let you know next week what I think. Don’t get me onto the subject of Trump.

Have a great week!