|Doily from Maaike at CreJJtion's wonderful book Puur Haken.|
|Sunny Side Up doily from a pattern found at Red Agape Style & Design|
It was one of those days. When the sun came out and transformed our whole life. From sitting inside all day Saturday, cuddled up underneath crochet blankets and with woolly socks on watching the rain never stop outside... To going outside and stripping off to bare feet, feeling the silky grass between our toes and the warmth of the sun making us all bubbly inside.
I cleaned out some flower beds, re-planted the few of my Geranium survivors. The kids balanced on our planting beds, played hide and seek, took the swings outside and made me all happy with their bubbly laughter and giggles. Not once did they fight. And then we had Swedish homemade Semlor, Fat Tuesday buns. Yummy!
I crocheted a Sunny Side Up doily from a pattern found at Red Agape Style & Design, which I modified and made a few rows larger and with a different edging. I placed it underneath some blooming bulbs on my window sill, together with another doily I made last spring from Maaike at CreJJtion's wonderful book Puur Haken. I think I'm awakening a doily obsession in me... Instant satisfaction and so much fun.
Last week I finished 36 Maybelle Flower Squares for my Baby Blanket project, and soon after I started to join them with a simple Join-As-You-Go technique. I'm loving how it is coming together.
The kittens are in and out and about at all times. Sleeping in my unmade bed whenever they get the chance. Running wild in nature and disappearing for hours on end. Next week they will get sterilized.
It is February break here and we are going up to the mountains. We are squeezing in a few days of skiing and I'm going to Chatel in the French Alps to meet with Heike from Made With Loops blog and her friend Julie again. Just like last year. I'm sure it will be a day full of yarn talk and bloggy chitter chatter. And I'm bringing Mariana too, from @WinterBeachByMab. You who are on Instagram knows who she is. If not, don't miss out on her feed.
Now I'm turning in my computer for a well deserved detox and clean up. I will be absent for a good week or so. And when I get back I hope my computer will be as good as new as it hardly functioned very well lately.
Happy last February week all. I which you lots of fun hooky time, squishy yarn time, hot cuppas and laughter. I'll keep you posted on my Instagram feed in the days between, until we meet again.
Note: This week I have worked only with my 4ply cotton/acrylic Tilda yarn from Svarta Fåret. Available in my Yarn Shop.