Today is the dreaded ‘blue Monday’ which has been named the most depressing day of the year, and usually occurs on the third Monday of January.

Yes, we’re back to work after a lovely weekend and yes it’s freezing outside but there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful and not let today get you down! We’ve got some great reasons you should be happy, and not let Blue Monday whisk you into the depths of despair…

It’s national chocolate cake day on Sunday! What better way to keep the dreary thoughts at bay by dreaming of the chocolate cake you’re going to buy or bake on the weekend. It is a national holiday after all so it must be celebrated!

We’re giving you a free Valentine bonus pattern very soon. Keep your eyes peeled for our beautiful heart-themed knitting pattern which we are keeping as a surprise…

We’ll also be launching our brand new Valentine Special, with gorgeous yarn to make some fabulous knits that you’re sure to fall in love with. From home accessories to clothing, there will be a variety of heart-themed patterns to get stuck into. We’ll reveal on our blog when it is available in our e-shop.

There are only 18 weeks until summer starts. Oh, how we’ve missed those long hot days and lounging in the park in our spare time… If you start feeling down today, just think summer will be here before you know it.

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is back next month. From the 28th February to the 3rd of March, Olympia in London will be full to the brim with incredible crafts traders flaunting their unique wares. We’ll be there too, giving you the opportunity to see what new knitting products you can indulge in.

There you have it. There’s no reason to let Blue Monday make you feel anything other than happy for all the exciting things ahead!