Thank you 2016

31/12/2016 · 2 comments

in Crochet

emma-varnam-cute-crocheted-animals As I write this post, we are having a beautiful Christmas break, staying with my folks in the West Country. This time last year I was manically finishing off the last patterns for Cute Crocheted Animals. I am so very grateful that many of you love this book and it has turned out so well. I am now working on my next book and in someways I feel nostalgic for making new clothes for my little animal collection in the book. Perhaps when I have written the patterns for my new book I will look at Cute Crocheted Animals with new eyes and dream of new patterns.

When I look back at the photos of 2016 – colour dominates. Little obsessions can be found in the amongst the commissions. Simple baby toys. Shawls. Penguins. Pink and Red. Pom-poms.

emma-varnam-cute-crocheted-animalsThinking about the following year and my creative life I have a couple of aims:

Keep a record of everything I make – this has slipped this year

Keep looking and spotting

Make notes of new ideas

Write down the yarn I use in my notebook

Dream big dreams

Have creative fun

Compliment my hero or people who inspire me.

I have many more personal goals that don’t or won’t fit on this page – but the abiding rule is to be ‘thankful’. Thank you if you have enjoyed and commented on the blog this year. I am looking forward to a new creative year.

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