Challenge; detention, January
I've had these knitting needles for a while, they are doubles of sizes i already own but were inherited from my nan so i didn't want to get rid of them. My friends got a new table for Christmas, and i nabbed the thick metal leg of her old one to use as a former to make these bangles like i had seen on pinterest :-) the needles are aluminium, but the thicker 7mm needles were still really difficult to bend smoothly (i think i will ask the crew at work if they can even out the kinks for me)
I suffer from occasional bouts of depression, which are sometimes worse in the winter months. To help combat that and transform thouse months into something better, i decided to derate for Christmas this year for the first time (since i am away for Christmas say itself, and work lots of extra hours in the weeks around it, i have never bothered before).
I also wanted to help myself remember good times, to help my tenancy to focus on bad memories, so i collected all (3! Christmas with friends, Christmas with family, and my birthday) the champagne corks i popped this festive season and turned them into tree decorations to go up every year. I added a hand stained tag to say what the occasion was and who i celebrated with to each cork, along with a hanging loop, cut a slit to insert a coin (a tradition here for good luck, usually at weddings, but i figured what the hell, i don't need to get married to claim a bit of luck for myself!)
I intend on contributing to do this with every champage cork i pop in years to come too