It was one of those days where the sky was a pale shade of grey and the sun stayed in bed all day. Such a treat for the sun laden place we live in.
Simplicity reigned, and yarn won the heart of a girl for the day...
A bit of time to relax (much needed) and drift off. My grandmother taught me the basics of crocheting a few years ago, and I just sort of wing it as I go. Typical of other things in my life. Just do it and see what happens seems to be my predetermined life motto...
And since I have no expectations, I am usually thrilled with any results that might look flower or blanket or hat or scarf like ;)
Heck, I might even put it on my head and call it a hat if it doesn't look like it fits into any category. I made a beret by accident and a couple other hats over the holidays.
There is just something about yarn that takes over my senses...
I looped and wove while a concoction doubled in size (twice) in the kitchen...
I love days like this...
Into the oven they went, after rising perfectly, just as planned (thank you bread). As they baked and the scent of fresh bread filled the air I tackled the great wall of blanket.
I am on a mission to finish this warm colorful creature. I get mesmerized with it and lost in it. I started it 3 years ago, as I shared in a previous post, but then lost interest for about 1.5 years. Now I am beyond interested again, and have added about 8 inches in width in about a week. It is soooooooooo long! What was I thinking? ;)
I know I will be in love when I am done. I can't wait to wrap myself up in it. I do that a bit while I am working on it. It is about half the size of a king size bed right now. And, I don't even have a king sized bed :) So, maybe it is simply for cuddling in and wrapping ourselves up real tight, like enchiladas?
Yes yes, that must be it.
The heavenly loaves must be ready...
Oh goodness, the smell. Two perfect loaves of Challah...
OKay, let me be honest for a second. The people I got the recipe from gave me a cook time and temp. that was so wrong it was almost funny. But luckily, I am an obsessive oven watcher. I even sit on the floor, in front of the oven, and watch things bake. So, when after 7 minutes (the recipe called for 45 mins) the breads looked more than done (on the outside), I covered them with foil and let them cook a little more inside. Luckily they turned out scrumdillyumptious.
BUT, I won't share the recipe until I perfect the timing etc. later this week.
I cut you a piece, but I couldn't resist biting into it, sorry :)
Hot bread with butter and raspberry jam = bliss...
Mmmmm, bread and yarn, what more could you ask for on a beautiful cloudy overcast day?
Flour and yarn were my first pictures in my new 2010 file for blog photos. It is so wild to peek into the different files of photos - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and now 2010.
Can you guess how many photos I took in 2009? I checked the file out of curiosity, and what did I find?
Total insanity :)
There are so many photos I never got a chance to share. It's never too late, right?
Oops, I best get back to the blanket. It is calling me and I have some movies to veg out with and crochet my heart out...
ps: Thank you for not dis-owning us with that ridiculously silly video. Me and my annoying voice and Mister and his, his, well wackyness. We are ever so silly sometimes. We are known to stay up until 3 a.m. giggling like kids at camp, about inside jokes and all matter of nonsense. Accepting sillyness is what we do best. Thank you for "getting" us ;) We might have a few more lil' productions up our sleeve. Should we quit now or make another?