episode 54 | new moon


It's the December New Moon in Sagittarius and combined with the Winter Solstice on Thursday that means we are in for a powerful week of intention setting and dreaming.

I saw this post from @spiritualgangster on instagram today and it made me swoon. This is such a powerful time and all you have to do is know what you want, write it down somewhere; in your journal, your phone or in a workbook like Susannah's linked below, and you will be halfway there. Now is a good time to really believe in yourself and know that you can do whatever you like in 2018, nothing is out of reach.

This New Moon is about EXPANDING, EVOLVING and ALLOWING. Expanding through experience, evolving from the truth we find and allowing our path to unfold as it was intended.

Episode 54 Show Notes

People/Links/Yarn/Books/Miscellany mentioned:


Mum Socks - made using the fabulous Arne and Carlos self-patterning yarn from Regia Design Line 4ply in the colourway Nissedal.



Betsy's Advent Socks - using sock scraps and getting Betsy to pull out one colour every day of advent - we all want a pair!


Womble Socks - using the Trailing Clouds Mind The Gap self-striping sock yarn.


Little Miss Cowl - making up a pattern using a vintage chevron stitch to match my gorgeous Vanishing Point mitts from last year made using Shalimar Yarns Breathless (merino/cashmere/silk) in the colour Little Miss Sunshine.

Other Stuff

The video tutorial for the Millstone Stitch can be found here and the written instructions, available in both UK and US terminology can be found here. I found the stitch in the awesome vintage book the Treasury of Crochet Techniques and Patterns published by Sedgewood Press in 1984. I got mine from amazon via a vintage book seller in the US.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible by Hitomi Shida available here.

91 Magazine is available to buy in print or digital format here.

Susannah Conway's Unravel Your Year is free and available here - I do this every year and I love it!

2018 Colours and Theme


My colour theme for 2018 is called the Gardening Club and features lots of greens, browns, peaches and blush pinks. I'm feeling the strong need to return to nature this coming year and I think my word for the year, Accept and/or Acceptance, is in tune with this desire for simplicity and letting go too. I will try and write a more detailed blog post about both these things before the end of this year.