Friday, 1 March 2019

farewell, my frosty friend

At the start of this year I set myself the challenge of tangling in line with the changing seasons - picking appropriate colours and tangles and styles - and working only with those. I defined winter as December, January and February. On this, the first day of March, I therefore declare winter over!

The only colour I've picked up in the last two months is a couple of cool blue pens, which mostly featured in my ValenTangle adventure. However I haven't missed colour in the least, and in fact I'm a little wary about having to reconnect with it again. My last tiles for my Winter Inklings theme really stripped back to the basics. Black and white and graphite, and a little grey watercolour on one or two.

Giving a PersianMosaic the winter treatment -
straight Shattuck over grey and white coloured 3Z tiles

Baton and 4Fun with holes cut out -
a sense of winter breaking up ready to melt
The recent Square One focus tangle was Ipso -
here getting a winter fix with Cat-Kin and more Baton
I end close to where I began the year -
strong diagonals of Diva Dance, Basketweave
over deep grey, and Edie with fragments of Baton

I love living in a country with changing seasons, it feels natural and right to me. Each season has its own character and things to love about it - but usually by the end of winter I'm willing to let it go. But this year I'm letting it go with a little more sadness than usual. I might just miss those bare branches and frosty mornings, that cool blue ink and grey watercolour. It might take me a week or two to get used to the idea of spring.


  1. Grey old day here today! I like the idea of Spring being sprung!

    Fantastic tangles as usual. Now I'm off to check out your Valentangle link.

    Have a great weekend.


    1. Thank you Sarn! Very changeable weather here. Moments of sun yesterday, wind and rain today!

      I think you'll have found that when you get to the Valentangles you'd visited there already! ;)

  2. I love what you did with my tangle “Edie”! It’s my first pattern and it’s so exciting to see someone using it!

    1. Thank you Laurel. I'm so pleased you got to see my tile. It's thrilling when you see people using your tangle isn't it. I really love Edie - I knew it was a good one as soon as I saw it, and I think I'll be using it a long more!