There have been lots of new things recently... I definitely feel a bit like I'm reflecting more....good or bad I'm not sure!
This afternoon, I will be going to an interview for a Library assistant. I haven't worked in this sort of environment for 13 years, although I realised when I came to put my CV together, I've actually done a lot of things which are definitely relevant. I feel sure that if it is the right thing, it will all work out, otherwise I will not stress about it.
On the crochet front, I've been doing ripples, this one for a brand new baby boy (and I have a more girlified one on the hook as well) These have been my go-tos when the boys have had various things to be at.
I've been going along to a running group on a Wednesday night, I'm pretty much the slowest there, but I smile all the way home (not so much when I'm actually running!)
This last weekend, I did a 10k with the running hubby and middle boy (I whined all the way around as it was hilly, muddy and puddly and I found it sooo hard!) but I did it and was smiling at the end!
(there was a huge hill at the end, which I had already decided at the beginning I was going to walk!)
At Christmas, I did a painting of the daughter of a friend, taken from a photograph of her when she was working for a charity in Durban, South Africa. Then a few weeks ago, I heard about a colouring book being produced by a children's charity in Kenya to raise funds, this painting immediately came to mind and I thought I'd see how it worked.
A few days later, I heard back that they liked the picture and hopefully will use it in their book. I am so pleased, as it seemed so right to me. The charity is called Rafiki Mwema (Loyal Friend in Swahili) and they look after both boys and girls who have had unimaginable experiences, supporting them and helping them to rebuild lives....an amazing work!
Lastly...not leastly...some knitting. These (there is a pair, but impossible to photograph without another pair of hands) are a pair of wrist warmers made for a Christmas gift swap. So quick to make and lovely yarn that I hadn't used before. The yarn is Louisa Harding and I bought the ball when we were on holiday in the Cotswolds.
I discovered a lovely yarn shop (it's a knack you know!) in Chipping Norton, The Fibreworks, small but perfectly formed, offering lots of beautiful yarns and crafting classes to boot. The lovely lady on the desk even allowed me to sign-into her wifi so that I could open my ravelry account and find out what I needed (I needed everything of course, but restrained myself to one ball!)