Saturday, 15 February 2014

fighting the blues...

This week was a tricky one, not helped by the miserable weather. Much as I don't want to wish the days away, I am really struggling with winter blues at the moment and feel sure that things will feel brighter when the weather picks up. Feels like the barometer has been stuck on this for forever...

...and twice this week I have been soaked to the skin in spite of multiple layers and an attempt to keep some of the rain off...

Don't think I have ever used my umbrella quite so much!

I've been trying to fight off the feeling of lethargy with some sorting and project planning. I have the biggest store of fabrics, some dating back to very early sewing projects. I have offcuts from my bridesmaids dresses, first nursery curtains, blouses and dresses... you name it, its probably there. Plus a few once loved items of clothing, charity shop finds etc. 

I think I should finally do something with them - thinking of a rag rug... May be a long project but hey, no rush, a few more years are neither here nor there.

My little hat make soon took shape - partly because I can't bear going out in the cold without a hat at the moment! Even if I do look a bit of a muppet in a hat!

I don't know how people take photos of hats on their heads! I tried but decided it was impossible to get it in focus if you can't see what you are doing. This yarn feels lovely made up, light and soft and actually very warm but it was a bit of a pain to work with, bit like knitting with two strands of cotton...

Goes a long way though - this hat took less that a 25gm ball so I still have about 60gm to use. Maybe another more slouchy hat? Maybe crochet this time? Not sure what this will be like to crochet with?

And got a bit sidetracked with a cotton yarn find, suddenly had an urge to make cloths/dusters or something else with this knobbly pattern...

Thanks for kind comments, trying hard to keep things in perspective and focus on the future, there are lots of folk with way more to feel low about than me.

Looking forward to a day with my boys tomorrow, eldest son will be 25, don't quite know how those years have gone so fast.



  1. I have been seeing your terrible weather on the news over here it look so bad. I like the look of your new hat. Keep safe.

  2. Hi Sandra, I had to smile at your barometer photo...I've been tapping mine all week, hoping for a swing in the needle.
    I love your hat and that cheerful yellow yarn looks like the perfect colour for grey weather and blue emotions.
    Hope you are feeling brighter soon.
    Jacquie x

    1. Thanks Jacquie, still tapping the barometer optimisticially :-) x

  3. I know exactly how you feel Sandra we have blue skies today and it makes such a difference to your mood. Keep your chin up xx

  4. I like the yearn you used for your hat and the yellow yarn looks great - lovely colour! I hope you feel better soon. It is easy to let everything that is wrong or not great to get on top of us, I've been feeling like that a lot lately too but I do keep trying to remind myself that in the grand scheme of things I'm very lucky to have what I have and I should think about the kinds of things other people are facing before I feel sorry for myself! I'm sure you'll feel loads better when we have a bit more daylight and (hopefully) some better weather! As Tracy says, "chin up" :)

  5. Love your hat ! I think most people are totally fed up with this awful weather; oh what a dry crisp sunny fresh winters' day would be like !
    Good to have your projects to work on. As I write the sun is shining so I hope it is for you too xx

  6. :Yes, everyone in the U.S. I can tell you is very tired of this extreme weather, lovely hat and it looks like it sheds water, drink tea, take Vitamin D which most of north americans and english etc are deficient in and it can make a person blue. B12 also helps drive away depression. Just a thought!

  7. Sorry to hear you've been blue. Hope this week has been a bit better for you. Today was lovely and sunny, so hope that helped x

  8. Sorry to hear that the winter blahs are getting to you.. Now that we are into March the days are getting longer and soon the clocks will change. I look forward to seeing get what becomes of that stack of fabric.. Nothing like a clear out to chase away the blahs.. I guess that's why it's called spring cleaning :-)


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