As the year draws to a close it is time for us all to reflect and to consider what New Year resolutions we will make.

My reflection of 2015 shows I have released over 30 individual designs and 2 ebooks, not bad for a year when I felt I hadn’t done much!   Here’s a photo montage of most of the designs:

PicMonkey Collage

Looking more closely I can see it was the year of the mandala and cowl – 11 mandalas and 6 cowls amounts to 50% of my designs.   I love them both for different reasons – mainly colour for one and comfort for the other!  It was also a good year for publishing in magazines and on magazine blogs – 10 of my designs featured there.

What were my favourite designs of 2015? Well, they were both cowls and both published in magazines – Medina Cowl published in Inside Crochet and Pastel Cowl published in Mollie Makes.  The rights to both these patterns returned to me recently and I have published them as individual patterns.  You can find them on Ravelry here and here.   And as a special treat until midnight GMT 31st December you can get them at a discount on Ravelry – but you have to read about this on Ravelry here.

Who knows what 2016 will bring? I do know that my first resolution is to be more organised.   I feel pretty organised normally (anyone who knows me will say I have a spreadsheet for everything!) but anyone with yarn in their life will tell you it is difficult to keep your yarn organised for long (unless you have a huge studio!).  My notebook is already filling with neat lists of things to do.  My second is to collaborate with some indie dyers, and that is already happening….watch this space 🙂

All the best for 2016  xxx