I enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on what you like about January. It may not be the warmest or most colorful month of the year, but as so many of you noted, it does have its charms ... a more relaxed pace after frantic December, snow days (perfect for staying in and knitting), citrus fruit, bright sun sparkling on fresh snow ... and (best of all, to me), longer days. Lately the light, especially in the early mornings, has been exquisite.
Thanks to all who left a comment and/or joined the Blue Peninsula group. The winner of the Shields of Garnet Periwinkle Sheep sock yarn is prairiepoet, and the winner of the project bag is joyceetta. Congrats! I'll be in touch with you both on Ravelry.
Many of you commented about having the chance during January to knit for yourself, now that the holiday gift knitting is done. If you'd like, come join the Blue Peninsula Selfish Knitting KAL. There's still plenty of time to make something—it ends February 8 and there are some lovely prizes.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend that includes plenty of relaxed knitting time!