The seasonal antidote for frantic festive knitters...?

Last week I wrote about the beginnings of Seasonal Overwhelm, and I'm really glad that I did. Facing up and 'owning it' has helped a lot - in fact, after today I'm taking a little time "off" to concentrate on the fun things that come with the season - the next week of blog posts are all written and scheduled, and my projects have either been finished or rescheduled. It feels good. (I even have new yarn and needles on the way for some leisure knitting and I'm taking part in a public ukulele performance at the weekend - my first - eek!) 

From the response to my post, and similar sentiments expressed elsewhere, it's clear that I'm not the only one looking for a way to take a step back, and the lovely Louise Tilbrook (if you don't already follow her, be sure to check out her blog and designs) has put together a great antidote in the form of suggested Random Acts of Kindness Challenge for December. Here's the overview: 

Source: Louise Tilbrook Designs
If you are interested in taking part, there is a discussion thread on Louise's Ravelry Group as well as a hashtag (#rakdec15) for use on Twitter and Instagram. Or you may just want to take part quietly in your own way which is also perfectly fine. 

MY DAY ONE CHALLENGE: As I don't really have a 'local' yarn shop, I'm going to recommend one in Brighton - you might like check out YAK's online store if you're also not local. I've only been there once and it was closed *sob* but the stock looked fabulous - as I stood with my face pressed against the shutters - and I did meet the owner at Unwind last year. I'm going there later this month (during opening hours!) for a workshop with Stephen West, and am VERY excited about it! 

DAY TWO: Tomorrow I'm going to be gifting you ALL a pattern, although it's not totally random as I also had to write and photograph it. Please come back to see it in the morning - the 'photoshoot' took place in my Cwtch today, and I had to be quite inventive... that's all I'm saying... See you then. 

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