Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a happy Wednesday. It’s been a wet dreary day in my little world but I kept busy doing this and that and tried not to worry about the dreary weather. I spent a little time sorting thru Christmas decorations. I even hung a wreath on my front door. Now that my Sarah is grown, we don’t put as many festive decorations up. We tend to enjoy the gentle flicker of lovely scented candles and the twinkling lights of our Christmas Tree. We have a few Christmas quilts to snuggle under on cold dark winter evenings. It’s all very relaxed. And there’s no worries about disappointing anyone with the simple way we do Christmas.

I was recently asked for a pattern for my classic mittens. I have been knitting these particular mittens since the eighties. They’re quite simple to make and look pretty good too.


So, as I was going to write the pattern anyway, I decided to share it with all of you. There’s still plenty of time to knit a pair for yourself or a loved one before Christmas. Just click here to be taken to the a printable pattern.


The last few weeks have been busy doing something and nothing. I seem to be going in circles and not accomplishing very much. Today I have looked back on those weeks to realise that in fact I have solved a few problems, finished a few Christmas projects and generally minimalised the clutter making life a little better for us. My To-Do List for 2019 is starting to take shape and I’m a little more light-hearted than I was this time last year. So, all in all it’s been a pretty good year.

So, I guess that’s my report for this week. I hope you’re all busy preparing for the holiday. It’s such a jolly time of year even if the weather isn’t co-operating. I have one wish for Christmas …. A dusting of snow on Christmas day would be lovely but it’s not very likely here in my little corner of the northeast of England. I will have a great Christmas regardless. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

6 thoughts on “LET’S KEEP WARM

  1. Hi Lucie,
    Good to hear from you, as always. Thank you for the pattern, perhaps a challenge for next year….when my nerve is better? lOL not holding my breath..but I want to do it.
    Happy to hear you are all settling in for the holidays. It is not in the amount we have but the company we keep. Love will light the candles, start the fire, make the food and share it. Simple but yours. Yours now, and Sarah’s and Maisie girl’s.
    We do not..repeat..do not have snow after all. So…you are not alone!
    Take care, be happy.


    1. Hi Joanna, I sure hope your nerve gets better soon. I know these things take time and we have to be patient. Awww snow. It can make our lives so difficult but it’s so pretty to watch when its falling. Thanks for popping in today x


      1. Oh Joanna. That sounds lovely. A dusting of snow would make my heart sing right. It’s dark and dreary here in my little corner of the northeast of England. Thanks for the snow update xx

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  2. Hi Lucie – lovely to read your blog once again and pleased you and Sarah (and Maisie dog) are settling into a nice and cozy Christmas. Your mittens look really warm – perfect for our cold weather and nice bright, cheerful colours too! I’m not a knitter but I can appreciate the skill and craftsmanship in making them. I have to say I am loving the cold dreary weather as an excuse to stay indoors and do some sewing and browse my craft books and magazines. Perfect! Stay snug and warm. Karen Brooks x


    1. Hi Karen, I think.you’ve got the right attitude regarding our dreary current weather. It’s the perfect opportunity to stay in and do some quiet stitching etc and perhaps watching some Netflix. I hope you have a super Christmas. And thanks for popping in today x


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