All is calm, all is bright!

All is calm, all is bright here! Well, I’m getting there anyway! How about you? How are all your preparations coming on for Christmas? I’m settling down to blog to you, and then write my New Year article for Inside Crochet. Most presents are wrapped, most cards are written and posted and I’m starting to feel a bit more in control again.

I have finished the crochet blanket I have been making as a Christmas present using Pirkka Lanka yarn and the “Walter” pattern from Inside crochet which I have done in bright Christmassy colours. I hope my Dad will love it, and be snuggly using it, he feels the cold and this will be warm and comforting for him and I hope that “all is calm all is bright”!

Sometimes, in all the hectic rush and busyness at this time of year, I think its essential to have a bit of time out, time to relax and unwind from the daily pressures. My beloved hubs M, says its my “Planet Fluffy”, time where I can just create and think about all things lovely! Nothing is nasty or unpleasant on Planet Fluffy, everyone is happy and content, its my kind of utopia, in my head, pure escapism! try it when you feel hassled and fretful, its wonderful!

As some of you may know, I had a competition to win an Opal Yarns Advent Calendar, and I have been busy with mine, trying to use each mini ball of yarn each day to create a blanket of crochet ripples in a vaguely Missoni style. (well a girl can hope!!) (I have been very inspired by  Lucy and her Attic24 blog, I’m a real fan.) I am loving doing it, each mini ball is just enough to keep me busy, but enough to give me some creative time to myself where I can chill out, and feel “all is calm, all is bright”! I have been posting pictures on our Gorgeous Yarns Facebook and Instagram pages, why not hop over and have a look…

Bright coloured crochet balnket
A Christmas cosy gift
All is Calm all is bright, bright advent yarns!
All is Calm all is bright, bright advent yarns!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are still a few days to order and get your Gorgeous Yarns before Christmas, and we are offering FREE gift wrapping on all purchases in December, so its ideal for special last minute presents, all you will have to do it write the tag, and give the gift of Gorgeous Yarns with a beaming smile!!

Next year, I hope to be introducing more Purely Gorgeous Yarns, a new luxury yarn for our range with silk, (ooh, sooo lovely!) and more variety of crochet hooks and accessories! Keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter…(see the bottom of the Gorgeous Yarns home page to sign up).

Lastly, I would like to wish all our customers and friends of Gorgeous Yarns, a very happy Christmas, and Peaceful New Year. I hope all is Calm and bright for you!

Bye for now, Caroline

Coffee pot and mug
Settling down to blog!
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