Blogtober 2022 – it’s a wrap!

Hello!  I bet you didn’t expect to see me today!

It’s the first of November and Blogtober 2022 is over – but I can’t quite let it go without a roundup of a fabulous month of daily posts.  I would have done this yesterday but that became my Monthly Musing instead so I thought I would post it today and then leave you in peace for a bit!  🙂

Oh, it’s been brilliant to chat to you every day and to read your comments so thank you again for being here with me, however many of the posts you read – we’ve had so many conversations and you’ve given me lots of ideas to think about too.  I’ve disappeared down a few rabbit holes on internet searches, I can tell you!


I thought that what I’d do today is put some photo collages together and link some of the Blogtober pages so that if you had missed them (or if you’re just finding the blog today – hello to you!) then you could go back to read the post if you wanted to – or you could just see the photos as they are.  I don’t usually do a monthly round up as I don’t usually write quite so many posts in one month and I have to say that it was really good to go back and look through the photos – I can’t believe I’ve done quite so much in 31 days!

In my first post, I told you about the projects that I was hoping I’d be able to complete over the month.  They were a pair of Carousel socks, which had been languishing in my WIP pile for far too long, a crocheted cover for a vintage pouffe and a new pair of Split Mittens as my dog walking pair are getting a bit shabby to be seen out in polite company.

Three photos showing projects in progress - a pink lace sock, a grey pouffe cover and a cream mitten

I’ll be quite honest with you and tell you that I posted three projects more in hope than expectation that they would get finished but the socks and the mittens are done and I’m only a couple of rounds from finishing the pouffe cover (time got away from me over the weekend) so I am going to try to do that tonight – if I leave it thinking that Blogtober is done and I didn’t manage it, I’ll be showing you the same flipping thing next year!  You can hold me accountable and I WILL finish the pouffe cover!

I shared four patterns with you this month …

A collage of four photos showing a pink pair of socks, a green striped pair of socks, a sock pattern in Italian and a pair of mittens

Well, I reminded you about one of them which is my Carousel Socks pattern, and then told you about the Branch Line socks pattern which you can download for free from the UK Hand Knitting website.  My Basic 4ply Socks pattern is now available in Italian and I’ve updated my Split Mittens pattern so that it’s now available in four sizes so that all the hands from tiny to very big can wear the Most Useful mitts they’ve ever owned 🙂

I’ve been out with the dog pretty much every day (sometimes he does like to go out with one of the other family members instead, just to mix things up a bit and keep me on my toes) and we’ve seen alll the weather from bouncing rain to brilliant sunshine with fog and blustery winds in between.

A collage of three photos showing a sunny day, a cloudy day and a foggy day

I’ve kept you updated with Fieldwatch (whether you liked it or not) as the Winter wheat that replaced the Summer crops in the fields around Winwick sprouted into green growth almost overnight.

A collage of three photos showing crops growing in a field

Despite Autumn feeling as if it’s not quite been able to get going sometimes with the wonderful leaf displays we’ve seen over the last couple of years, and perhaps the very hot Summer weather we had has played a part in that, it’s wonderful to see how many Autumn colours I have taken photographs of this month.  It’s reminded me that Autumn isn’t just about the leaves on the trees but is also about the fruits and the berries and even crops that have still followed their cycle, providing food for animals and birds as well as us.

A collage of nine photos showing flowers, berries and leaves in Autumn colours

Finally, you’ve come out and about with me this month and looking back on my photos, I was surprised to see how much I had been outside when it has felt sometimes as if I’ve spent the month looking at my computer screen.  I’ve also managed to squeeze in a couple of reviews that I’d wanted to share with you and I’m really glad I did as I know of a few people who have found the needle reviews really helpful and I’m very happy I was able to share some photos and the info about them.

I’ve been shopping in IKEA, I’ve jumped in puddles, I’ve been out for a walk around Bolton Abbey with my lovely friend Lucy, I’ve picked courgettes from the courgette plant in the garden that refused to do anything all Summer and has waited until it’s really late in the season, and I’ve even been to the moon!

The needles that I reviewed were the KnitPro Mindful Collection needles and the Addi Unicorn needles, and I am very pleased to have both sets in my needle armoury.  You can never have too many needles!

If you want to see all of the Blogtober posts, you can find them in order here.


I can highly recommend going back to look at your month and what you have done as it makes you realise that every day really isn’t “same old, same old” and it can be quite astounding to see what you’ve packed into those 28-31 days.  I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Blogtober again this year and have every intention of doing it again next year if I can.

I’ll hope to see you then! 🙂 xx


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16 Responses

  1. Ann says:

    Thanks so much Christine, I enjoyed reading them so much.

  2. Rachel says:

    Well done on making it through Blogtober!!

  3. Ruth says:

    I commented this morning about enjoying Blogtober and I’ve really enjoyed your highlights. Life will be a little bit duller without these lovely daily posts. Thanks again Lucy.

  4. Helen says:

    Oh what a fantastic treat. I’ve come to think of you as a friend as I sit with a cuppa for my chat with you. I hope you have a wonderful November xx

  5. Laura says:

    I’ve very much enjoyed coming to spend time here throughout Blogtober and read the amusing as well as realistic day to day life posts. Well done!

  6. Rosie GH says:

    Thank you Christine. I’ve really enjoyed taking a stroll through blogtober with you. Enjoy the delights of November now xx

  7. Gillian says:

    I really enjoyed all 31 (32 now) posts. You live in a beautiful area! It’s been great seeing English autumn progressing at the same time as our Canadian one.

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh yes, our seasons are the same. This is probably the point where we part company, though, as your weather will get colder and you’ll get snow and we’ll get rain until next April! 🙂 xx

  8. Sarah Murray says:

    Can’t believe it had ended already but I really enjoyed your Blogtober 🙂 Thanks for this great summary post xxx

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