Sun came out yesterday and the color of the world was all of a sudden totally different.
I have been pushing through snow every day in this grey color palette and yesterday, when the dogs decided that it was time to go, sun was out. What a change!
Few years ago I promised myself to stop complaining about the weather because when I got up in the morning and looked out of the window, the weather sort of set the tone to my day and let's face it, the weather up here is not that great - I am not complaining, this is a fact! ;-) - so, I thought that it would be wise to let go off that topic. I have been able to keep my decision - mostly - but there have been times (like this long very cold front) when it has been quite difficult to keep that promise... But walking in the bright sun light was pure bliss!
Sometimes I am sort of embarrassed to show you what I have been doing, not because I think that I would be bad or good in it, but because I am embarrassed to let you all see just how many hours I spend doing these various things and once in a while I get a comment from even very close friends that I should get a life. I know, I know, I don't do much else but I do have a life, it is just inside my head, so it is very difficult to see. But then I know I am in good company here since I am quite sure that very many of you reading this, feel the same. Most of my time I spend with the knitting: thinking of it, planning something new, reading of it or just doing the actual knitting, but I do make a point of doing something else, usually I take two days in a week when I draw or sew or do something else than knit or crochet. And I do this because it rattles the brain just a little and arranges the blocks little differently.
When I was reading the comments (thank you again for reading!), few of you were quite determined not to get started on a new craft... so I just have to share with you the foreword of "How to make polymer clay beads?" by CarolBlackburn: "When visiting a bead fair looking for interesting buttons and beads for my knitwear, I stumbled across the British Polymer Clay Guild stand and was awestruck by the clay techniques being demonstrated by the guild members. I bought a necklace, and booked a class. I was hooked."
Then yesterday I followed a link from Polymer Clay Daily, I found these just adorable bunnies in Three Wings Studio (scroll further down).
This new baby cardigan, I thought that I would not show it to you before the pattern is ready, but really I cannot help myself. So here it is. Almost all of it. Almost.
(There in the back ground is a mini quilt (in the works) that was inspired by SusanCleveland's work when she was on the Quilt Show few weeks ago.)
I think this is all I have for you today.
Wool with you,