I hope your new year has got off to a good start. Here we're still acclimatising to our term time routines. It always takes a week or so to adjust, especially in the mornings as Toby is definitely not a morning person - something not helped by the fact that he's usually awake for a couple of hours during the night. We've also all come down with colds (though everyone seems to have one of those at the moment) and I've been nursing mine with lemon and honey tea (with the odd nip of whisky) and lots of soothing knitting.
I have too many unfinished projects on the go at the moment; a pair of wrist-warmers waiting for thumbs; three quarters of a sock; a barely started shawl; a nearly finished scarf; around 30 assorted animals at varying degrees of development; heaps of animal clothes waiting for buttons and seaming... and yet I also find myself trying to resist the desire to start a new crochet blanket (I'm succeeding at the moment but keep catching myself daydreaming about blankety ideas) and I have a yearning for a knitted tea cosy too - something chunky and textured perhaps. I'm definitely in a flitting knitting phase and can't seem to settle down to work on a single project and see it through.
What I really need to do is have a proper new year sort out, tidy up all of my baskets and bags of bits, inventory everything and impose some order on my woolly chaos. The start of a new year seems like a good time to tackle such a task and once I've got rid of my cold I'll make a start but for now I'm heading back to the sofa with a cup of warm tea and a hot water bottle for a bit more knitty mess making :)
Do you have any new year desires to clear the decks and start afresh, or de-clutter and get organised? Do tell your new year plans if you have time.
Until next time, keep well and warm and dry - it looks like we have a cold snap heading our way over the next week which is bad news for my plum tree. Yesterday I noticed that it had it's first blossom which is earlier that we've ever known it before and not a good sign for a good crop of plums later in the year. I hope it feels the change in the wind and decides to wait a while before swelling the rest of it's buds.