January Days and Light


I am finished with the fair isle hat and it's currently soaking as I type this post.  Ah, finishing knits is quite rewarding and soothing.  I have in mind starting another sweater.  Details will be revealed when I know the details!

On Wednesday, my son returned to Boston for another semester and I cleaned like a possessed woman.  Bathrooms, dusting and vacuuming.  A slurry of activity that was overdue and much needed.  Now I'm sitting in a relatively clean home and ready for what January has to bring to me.


Everyday has been a salad day.  Yum!  I've been on Pinterest pinning away some new recipes and getting fresh ideas for simple dinners.  My health intentions for the new year are going strong.  I am practicing yoga every morning diligently.  As a knitter, I notice and feel those shoulder stretches and appreciate them.


The best aspect of January is the way the light shifts.  The days are a tiny bit longer and my front room displays the sun rays in the afternoon.  So beautiful.  We've had sunny skies for a few days now and it's been welcome.  Those cloudy days were bringing me down.

Have a lovely weekend!

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  1. That is a really beautiful hat! Wishing you lots of cold temperatures and sunny skies in which to wear it!

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  2. I am just about straight from the hectic holiday season too, such a nice feeling to have everything clean and tidy. In the short term anyway I have Bertie for a short break so there will be toys everywhere...I love it!

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  3. It was so hard to go back to work in the dark this week. Looking forward to a few sun breaks they are promising for the weekend.

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  4. I love the hat...the color work..oh thats on my list to learn someday! I applaud your healthy January. I have things i want to work on,not resolutions but plans for the year, but haven't gotten into the health part yet. yoga...thats one of them :) it's been extra dark and dreary here the past week and we are expecting some cold and possibly white stuff tomorrow. Just a touch. Then it warms back up and I hope the sun comes back. I've missed it.

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  5. I love the sunlight sneaking in! Spring is just 2 1/2 months away, right?!? Happy weekend, my dear. Xoxo

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  6. I find there's something about the new year that makes me want to get the house clean and organised. Usually fades by February though, I think I'm ready for Spring by then and get grumpy it's still cold lol.

    Your hat is looking good. Looking forward to hearing more about your planned sweater

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  7. yes... I can feel the january light shifting !!! I love it...Your Frodo is soooo cute playing peek-a-boo behind that pillow.

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  8. I can't wait to see which sweater you choose. I am into knitting them myself lately. I know the really cold weather will be upon us soon enough. I am loving the longer days. It's so nice to leave the office and still see the sun!

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  9. You are diligent with your yoga and cleaning. Frodo has such a great life w/you. He is so cute. The Fair Isle looks terrific so far. I'm trying to remember to eat 5x a day so I won't eat so much at dinner. Salads are always good to eat. I need to make my quinoa chili this weekend for my lunch.

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  10. Lovely images Karen. I am so happy that you are enjoying the light that January has to offer. We have had sun here today for the first time in ages! Have a great weekend xx

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  11. We haven't seen the sun since New Years Day and it's getting to me, too! I hope to have a nice weekend despite the weather and healthy comfort food is on the menu!

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  12. I'm glad you are going into the new year with a consistency with your good health intentions. It seems I am having the opposite problem. I am having a harder time committing to exercise time. I think it will get better in a week or so. I wish you would come over and clean the crazy out of my apartment or infuse me with some of that great energy!

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  13. You knitted that hat so fast! It would take me ten years - well once I learned how to do fair isle that is! The color combination you used is one I really like!

    Linda in VA

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  14. Wow, that hat is amazing!!!! Enjoy your new health regime. xx

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  15. I have been cleaning like a mad woman too, it feels good and I am loving the look.:)
    I want to start a sweater so bad, but first must finish this blanket.
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. I love the red and white fair isle. You've done a great job. I would worry the red might bleed

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  17. The hat is very pretty. I totally understand the cleaning bug after family leaves. With four extra adults in the house for two weeks, cleaning was a must once they left. Thankfully, Hubby is a cleaning maniac lately. I have never tried yoga though I could probably benefit from it. Enjoy your pursuits.

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  18. I have noticed the shift in light, and am loving it. I have spent the last few months purging the old, and cleaning my home so that come January I was ready to start fresh. It feels so good, and was the perfect way to start 2016.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend Karen.

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  19. Beautiful hat, and the light is indeed wonderful this time of year.

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  20. The hat is so pretty!! Seeing all your fair isle projects makes me want to dive into knitting some of my own. Hannah and I will be heading back to UNA on Monday and I think I'll have to visit the yarn store there again. Maybe I'll find something for a fair isle project. ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Beautiful fair isle work! You inspired me to work on a long ago purchased kit. We are actually enjoying a couple days of sunshine. Yay! Longer days, too. Double yay!!

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  22. You have finished another hat, wow. I haven't knitted a stitch this week :(. I am longing for better light, the grey damp is getting me down now it has been too long. Your sunlight is beautiful.

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  23. Wow: A clean and organized house! I can only dream of that during the school year. Actually, Keith cleans but my stuff needs a good reorganizing!
    The hat is going to be beautiful!

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  24. That hat is already gorgeous!
    Ah, a nice clean home to start a new year...it doesn't get better than that. :)

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  25. we have sun AND snow today....whooppeeeee!!! I have that beginning of the year URGE to clean everything, yet the renovation still isn't done, and there will be no deep cleaning until I can rid myself of all the stuff I've had to store in the main space. I'm getting antsy...REAL antsy!! (not a pretty sight!)

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  26. I LOVE that hat! I am really eager to learn to knit fair isle! It looks so complicated though!

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