Hi everyone! I haven’t updated this blog for a while. I’ve been busy since returning to Ireland, and to be honest, not in the best mood. But works starts again now and there’s no more time for whining and bad moods, or for procrastinating – so here I am!
The most brief recap of my holidays: it was cold. I know that those of you in the USA are experiencing some really tough winter weather now, so you probably won’t appreciate words like “winter wonderland”, but to me, this is the best description of these two weeks in Poland. I grew up in the place with really cold and snowy winters, and the temperatures between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius (google says it’s between 23 and 14 F) with sun and beautiful, white snow, are just what the kind of winter I enjoy. Not too cold to breathe outside, but not warm enough for the snow to turn into mud. Having said that, I definitely appreciate such weather much more when I don’t have to experience it on daily basis, and instead can enjoy it as a rare treat. I definitely wouldn’t like to live in that climate anymore!
From my own observations, I can say that winter is most enjoyable for people who ski or are into some other winter sports. I don’t ski, but I love skating and hiking (on not too challenging trails as they can get dangerous at this time of the year), and so I did both of these things. I also tried walking with snow rackets (my brother’s idea!) and I absolutely loved it. It made walking on the deep snow much easier and safer, and I was able to reach places that were not available without rackets.
And now I’m back to Ireland and guess what? There was a lot of yarn waiting for me here! My birthday is at the beginning of January, and I decided to treat myself (as a birthday gift, because is there a better excuse than that?) and do some yarn shopping. Beside the Drops Alpaca yarns that I bought at the end of the last year (and scrap yarn of all kinds), my stash was getting sad and empty, and I didn’t like it. So I bought some new supplies in a yarn store in Dublin and ordered some more, and now I feel happy and satisfied thinking of everything I’m going to make with it. And here’s what I bought:
I’ve also ordered some fingering weight Latvian wool but it’s still on the way to Dublin. Can you see a pattern here? All of this is pure wool, some softer (merino), some quite scratchy (the Latvian pure wool), and this is definitely the type of yarn I’m gravitating towards these days. I just can’t resist all this woolly goodness:)
The cakes above were purchased online specifically for a new crochet project. I’ve already started working on it and I’m going to post an intro to this new project soon 🙂