Gosh I’ve been tired this last week and a half. I’m not sure why exactly, but I think it was a combination of two overseas trips in 2 months, plus Christmas thrown into the mix and then suddenly coming to a complete full stop at the end of January. I haven’t been able to get enough sleep this last week and today is the first time I feel like I’m awake properly, which also makes me wonder if I picked up a little bug on our trip back home.
My laptop has remained shut since we arrived back and apart from the odd instagram, which I also shared across on my facebook page, I’ve had a really big break from the internet. It’s been really nice actually and I’m now feeling refreshed and energised to share lots of things in this space of mine again.
Whilst I haven’t been blogging, I’ve been making up for it by keeping my hands busy with yarn. On our second day back from New Zealand I knitted a bit more of my snake and on our third day back I started adding a second row of crochet to the Weekend in Stockholm blanket.
Then the fourth day came and I thought about checking my emails and writing a blog post, only I wasn’t feel the love for my laptop, so instead I cast on a pair of socks for my girl. I’ve named them her ‘ocean socks’ because she is my water baby, wanting to spend every spare minute of her time at the beach and they’re also the sweetest shade of aqua, which reminds me of the fun times we had swimming in the warm ocean at Paihia, on the northern island.
Socks are pretty fun to knit and I can’t wait to get these off my needles and cast on a pair for myself. I feel like these socks have been just what I need to get me through the last week or so, when I haven’t felt like doing much else. Sock therapy is what I like to call it.
Oh and while we’re talking knitting, did you want to see the gorgeous bundle of yarn that I bought when I was away? I have some serious knitting and crocheting ahead to do, let me tell you. The top row is sock yarn and the bottom row is cotton. I could have bought a lot more, but tried to only buy what I had in mind for specific projects, which is my new motto. The cotton is a mix of 10 and 8 ply and the colours are so lovely and vibrant, don’t you think?
Well, I have some fabulous guest posts to load, lots (and lots!) of emails to answer, creative pen pals to match up and many new ideas brewing in my head, so I’ll see you tomorrow! x