No knitted knickers, Me, The Quince Tree
Peeriemoot, Miss Red Riding Hood, Thrifty Household
Peeriemoot, The Quince Tree, Me
This first week of the Making Winter project has been wonderful and it has begun to work. I've only scowled at the grey sky once or twice, I've got my finger out and made wintry things and got out into the woods to take more walks. The range of seasonal creativity and images of cosiness, crafts and comfort foods appearing on blogs and in the flickr pool has been fabulous. Thankyou so much to everyone who has joined in.
Sue at the Quince Tree has introduced me to a new word: hygge. It's a Danish word that means to embrace winter with good food, good company, snuggling in and lighting candles. It describes this project perfectly.
Mrs Thriftyhousehold and I noticed that light has been a strong theme this week. As the clocks changed back to GMT we have had less light during the day, pumpkins lanterns have been carved and lit, we made pinecone firelighters and flowerpot candles and of course we had bonfire night here in the UK. I thought this week could be summed up by light-themed mosaic from the flickr pool (see above)
There has been a good deal of beautiful yarn-based activities too. One of my resolutions as part of this project is to gain some yarn skills.
Green Rabbit Designs, Little Cotton Rabbits, Forestpoppy
Little Cottage Comforts, Greenteacomfort, Green Rabbit Designs
Hoola Tallulah, Knitsofacto, Little Cotton Rabbits
I'm going to be continuing with the hygge activities over the coming weeks and continuing to add pictures to the flickr pool:
- Our willow wigwam has lost its leaves. It's a good time to start using this year's growth - I have potato sieve trivet and wreath plans.
- Not So Granny lives in the next village and is holding a beginner crochet session in a couple of weeks. I'm determined.
- Sunday 20th November is Stir Up Sunday. Mrs TH shall be tutoring me in the ways of making mincemeat
- We shall be sampling her homemade hedgerow liqueurs.