I had been contemplating coming up with some kind of creativity project/challenge for 2016 so when Kate of A Playful Day came up with her 'The Makers Year' project it was pretty much along the lines I was already thinking so I decided to join in. I'm mostly participating over on Instagram but I thought I would do a round up over here of what I've been up to that I haven't blogged about yet.
One of the creative things that I want to do is to include the children more. They both love baking but with school and the activities they are involved in means we don't bake together much any more so making some time for this is important to me.
Making Banana Loaf
Rosie is also keen to develop her crafting, she got a sewing machine for Christmas so we have been making the Gathered Skirt for All Ages (from the Purl Soho blog) together.
Also involves learning to use the iron
As I mentioned on the post about Manu, my new project is for Rosie. It's the Honey Bee Sweater from Eden Cottage Yarns Drift Collection and it is growing very nicely.
I also have a new pair of socks on the needles. I've cast on the Expresso socks by Louise Tilbrook, the yarn is Gaspode, one of the Discworld colours by the Knitting Goddess. These are the first toe up socks I've knit for several years and are also growing nicely.
Another thing I am trying to do this year is try some new recipes from my cooking book library. This month I tried Multi-Vegetable Paella from 'Plenty' by Yotam Ottolengi.
And Lentil and Sweet Potato Pie from 'A Modern Way to Eat' by Anna Jones
Both where delicious!