Keeping Nice and Toasty This Blissemas


wristwarmersIf you’ve stopped by this site before, particularly last Blissemas, you’ll know I’m not a fan of winter. I don’t like the cold, I don’t like snow and ice, and I can’t stand the shorter days and dark nights. Brr. However, this year I’ve picked up a new hobby that will help me counteract the cold part – knitting! I used to knit when I was younger, but then I stopped and forgot how to do it. I was recently re-taught and I became hooked. So far I’ve knitted teddies for charity, an iPhone case, a Kindle Fire case and some wrist warmers – which are great for when I’m working on the laptop because I can still use the mouse and keyboard easily, but I’m kept nice and toasty. What do you think?

I’m now working on a Christmas Elf which is a little more difficult than anything I’ve attempted so far, but fingers crossed I’ll achieve it. Then I’m making a cardigan, also to keep me nice and warm. It’ll be a big project, but hey, the winter in this country lasts until March/April time so once it’s done I’ll definitely get some wear out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will defeat you, winter, I will!

And, if you want to see how I managed to turn chilly weather, snow and ice into an erotic story, check out my erotic romance novella, Reindeer Games: Cupid.



As well as being jam-packed full of Christmassy and seasonal goodness, Blissemas is also offering some fantastic prizes. I, personally, am giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly chosen winner. Just complete the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning.

And the grand prize for Blissemas overall is either theย eReader of your choice (pick from either a Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Sony) or aย $100 Gift Card (choose either All Romance, Amazon, Totally Bound or Barnes & Noble). All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered into the draw. Make sure to pop back to Blissemas.co.uk each day and visit that day’s author – there will be more individual prizes to be won, and each comment you leave will get you another entry into that fantastic prize draw. Good luck!

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18 Responses to "Keeping Nice and Toasty This Blissemas"

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  1. Alison Greig

    November 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

    The wrist warmers are great – I took up knitting again a few years ago and made lots of pairs for my friends – even made leg warmers for my daughter!!

  2. Victoria Blisse

    November 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I am jealous of your knitting skills! Fab post and lurvely wrist warmers!

  3. Renee Meyer

    November 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Loooove the wrist warmers – my hands are always cold.

  4. Angie

    November 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for being part of Blissemas! I love your wrist warmers!! I also like to knit, but I have been knitting scarves and haven’t tried anything else.

  5. Larissa

    November 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I hate cold weather too! but I couldn’t knit a stitch to save my life!

  6. Jameellah

    November 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    A few years back tried learning knitting but always poked mysef! But after reading your achievement in knitting i’ma a lil envious and gonna try it this year again!;) *fingers crossed*

  7. Mary Jo Toth

    November 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I like the idea of wrist warmers … I struggle to find gloves that are long enough on the arm to keep you warm. I am also impressed with your skills … I’ve never knitted. Thanks for all the great posts!

  8. Demelza Hart

    November 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Love the wrist warmers. I can just about manage a scarf, but cannot guarantee uniform width! But knitting is definitely something I associate with cosy winter evenings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. ShannonF

    November 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I tried knitting, it was a disaster and my grandmother completely lost her patience with me. I’ll stick with buying scarves and sweaters on Amazon ; )

  10. Trix

    November 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Love the two-tone warmers…wish I knew how to knit!

  11. Colleen C.

    November 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    It gets so hot where I live that I look forward to the cool downs! Great looking wrist warmers! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. JanD

    November 28, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I don’t like being cold too. It isn’t even winter yet but the cold weather is already intolerable.

  13. MrsJoJo (@Josephine_KK)

    November 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Loving this giveaway and those pink gloves!

    Could do with a pair in purple ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Ali

    November 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Your wrist warmers look great, especially like the pink trim ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Judith

    November 29, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I crochet, so I’ll have to see if i can find a pattern for those wrist warmers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Joye

    November 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I like the gloves. They look like they would be usable for typists. Will have to look for a pattern for them.

  17. Stephanie

    December 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    More power to you Lucy! Those are lovely wrist warmers! We’re having one of the worst winters in years and let me tell you my puppy is so not Mr. Happy right now. When he was younger he was okay with it but definitely not anymore. And I’m right there with him.

  18. Kathryn Anne Merkel

    December 11, 2013 at 1:04 am

    I’ve lived my whole life in the snow belt of the US. First in SW Michigan, then in NW Wisconsin. Every year I ask myself why I haven’t moved somewhere warmer. When I figure it out, I’ll let you know.

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