I can’t believe we’re already half way through January. Honestly, where have the last 17 days gone?!
Knitting and crafting, that’s where they’ve gone; at least at my house. And food. There’s been some seriously good food. I swear, Lancelot is becoming a MUCH BETTER cook than I am, and I love it. Last night he made us salmon filets in the air fryer and they were to die for. (recipe here) We’ve been making a real effort to eat healthier, more fruit and veg and all that, and I would say it’s going well.
Top left: Flower ornament with inside dangles made of recycled beads and enhanced with netting around the top
Top right: Back of the Flyaway Vest; I used Old Shale lace instead of stockinette and it’s really lovely seen vertical like that
Bottom left: Herringbone Lace Infinity Cowl using yarn that’s been in my stash since 2017
Bottom right: Simple marker drawing that I made and framed (using a frame I had on hand); this will go in my new office (whenever we get to move)
Not pictured, but also recently finished, are a crocodile stitch flower pin using the same yarn as the cowl and a Granny stitch crocheted vest. It was a busy week.
So you may be wondering, what the hell are these 23 Things the title of today’s post refers to, and I’m so glad you asked. I saw in an email newsletter I get the idea of trying to come up with 23 things you want to do more of in 2023. It wasn’t as easy as I first thought it would be, but I love the idea of putting such a positive spin on the whole “new year’s resolution” type thing.
23 things to do more of in 2023 🌺
- Try new things
- Push the boundaries of my old comfort zone
- Hone my cooking skills
- Give myself some grace
- Find healthier ways to eat
- Be mindful of how much packaging waste we bring in to the house
- Find ways to use the materials I have on hand
- Learn how to compost
- Get more creative with recycling / repurposing around the house
- Spend time with friends
- Grow my own food
- Certificates and badges
- Pay it forward
- Sing like no one is listening
- Just say NO
- Let go of the little things that really don’t matter
- Unplug from screens / social media
- Celebrate the little things