Bing bong …

Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please.  Thank you for flying with Winwick Mum on flight 2019; we shall shortly be beginning our descent into the end of the year and hope that you have had a pleasant flight.

As promised, our flight has taken us past socks, no-nylon yarns, the vegetable patch, overgrown flower borders that are slowly starting to be tamed, free patterns which I love to share on the blog, more socks, some other knitting projects, more socks, walks with the dog and some unexpected detours, because that’s the fun of the journey.

It has been particularly thrilling to fly through a brand new range … of sock yarn … and your welcome of the Winwick Mum Collection of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn has been so very much appreciated.  I hope to have this route included in the Winwick Mum flight schedule for many years to come!

No flight is without turbulence and I hope that any you have experienced has been short-lived and that you have not required the use of the oxygen masks.  Passengers may keep hold of any blankets or other projects that have provided joy, calm, security and well-being during the year as more projects will be made by the passengers of the next flight.

Reaching the end of a flight (a year, a decade …) might seem like a sad thing, but in fact it’s just the beginning of the next journey, so let’s get going!  We never stop moving, travelling, learning.  Leave behind the baggage you no longer need (always in the overhead lockers, please, never block the aisles) and bring what you love and what brings you joy with you on your next adventure.

Mobile phones and electronic devices may be switched on once you are safely inside the terminal building.  You’re going to need them!

Please follow the appropriate route for your onward destination …

For New Resolutions to make 2020 the Year of Socks and adventurers who need hand knitted socks to wear (so that’s all adventurers, really!), you will find the Winwick Mum Sockalong beginner sock knitting tutorials here.

For destinations to further sock techniques, including our new route of Two at a Time socks, follow the link which will lead you here.

Passengers on onward journeys that don’t include sock destinations but instead involve shawls, cowls, hats, mittens and a crocheted car seat belt cover, should flick through the travel brochure here.

All passengers, whether this is your first flight with Winwick Mum Airlines or you are a seasoned traveller, are welcome to join in with the Winter Haven KAL which will take us through those dark January weeks to the lighter days.  Sock knitting is not obligatory and itinerary details are coming up soon, but you can get a sense of what it’s all about here.  For those of you joining the KAL, the flight will leave on Friday 10 January from the Winwick Mum blog.

All that remains is to thank you again for flying with Winwick Mum airlines this year, to wish you a safe onward journey wherever it takes you, and hope to see you again soon on Winwick Mum flight 2020.

A photo showing the sun just above the clouds taken from an aircraft window. The edge of the wing is visible on the right and the clouds are glowing shades of gold and red. It could be sunrise or sunset.

Source: @living_4life (Instagram)

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10 Responses

  1. Lynne Rowe says:

    Love this post Christine – it made me smile a lot!!! Happy New Year to you too and see you in January for the Winter Haven Sockalong xxx

  2. happy hooker says:

    I've buckled my seat belt ready for the next flight!
    I hope 2020 brings you health and happiness. xx

  3. Josephine says:

    Happy New Year, Christine! I’m hoping my order of WYS yarn wings its way from Wool Warehouse across the pond in time for the KAL to start (trusting Winwick Mum Airlines to carry cargo as well as passengers). Nice soft pretty yarn will cheer me no end during the cold gray of January. I want purple socks!

  4. Helen says:

    I'm buckled in for the ride. Hopefully no turbulence. 🙂

  5. Margaret says:

    I only started reading your blog a few months but I have to say that it is one of the best and is now on my things to do list every week. I love the combination of subjects. I found some sock wool in my stash yesterday – just need to decide on the pattern. Might wait for the KAL. Happy New Year.

  6. sustainablemum says:

    Great post!

  7. happyneedles says:

    Happy New Year!!! ready for take-off. So thrilled to be flying with you-all.


  8. Susan Rayner says:

    A lovely way to start the New Year and New Decade! Happy New Year to all who fly with you! Love S xx

  9. Lenore says:

    I loved the flight and am looking forward to another trip this year. Xxx

  10. AmyJ says:

    Great finish to a memorable year/decade, have loved following your blogs and find all your comments and themes really interesting, keep up your good, no excellent work and wish you and yours a Great New Year x

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