I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Christmas. The actual holiday itself; when everyone is at home for several days, it is just magical. The world just stops for a few days, we eat, drink, play games, walk and spend time having conversations that we’re too busy for the rest of the year. The hart part is the month leading up to it; the increasing cold, dark days, the pressure to remember all the gifts and create a nice mix of fulfilled requests and surprises.
This year we really, really need a holiday. Our pace of life since the summer has been unrelenting. While it has been mostly enjoyable it will be nice to step off the merry-go-round for a few days! Somehow I managed to create a mountain of work between September and now; I’ve run 2 KALs (Camira and Mossy Way), run several workshops and a retreat in Kerry, launched Nua Collection Volume 2 and we’ve currently got the pre-sale of the Bubble Dash Mystery Shawl. Just in case that wasn’t enough I’ve got 2 more patterns coming before the end of December. The first is Cosy Puzzle which I’ve launched today and a new one next week.
I think Cosy Puzzle may be my winter wrap of choice; it can be worn with most colours AND it’s oversized so I can easily use it as an extra outer layer. Perfect for my chilly house!
I really want to thank you all for your support over the year – as a thank you I’ll have have a few little Christmas surprises over the next 2 weeks. I’ll send them all out via my newsletter (if you’re not signed up just join here!). For me as a designer my blog and newsletter are very important, they allow me to talk directly with you and I know that anyone who is interested will see it. Social media channels are becoming increasingly unreliable as they are constantly changing their algorithms on who sees what so this way if you want to read me you know you won’t miss it!
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