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And update, plans and general rambling

 

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I made this little guy yesterday just because I felt a sudden need to crochet a toy. I wanted it to be small (to use up this colourful scrap yarn), easy and fast, and so I chose Three Little Cats pattern by Sarah Lyons. It’s the Daddy Cat – there is also Mummy Cat and their Kitten in the collection, but I’m yet to crochet them when I have scraps of some different colourful and cheerful yarn.

The kitty is standing on my desk, watching me as I’m typing this, and I’m really curious how long it’s going to take before Ciri kidnaps it and claims it as her own πŸ˜‰

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Holiday memories

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Nika will be our guide today

Not a knitting-related post – just some photo memories from my springtime holiday in Poland.

First of all: unlike last year, the weather this time was just awesome! No return of winter, just sun and 20-25 degrees Celsius, which for me is the perfect temperature. It’s warm but comfortable, without the need to wear thick clothes but the evenings can still get a little chilly which is a perfect excuse to wear some knitted garments or shawls πŸ™‚

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Lockdown

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Day 1.

Winter came to Ireland. An actual, snowy winter that put all the country on lockdown. Schools, workplaces, post, public transport of all kinds (from planes to buses and trains), shops and restaurants – everything has been closed since Wednesday. Today is the first day when it almost doesn’t snow and some shops are open again. And that’s what happens when people can go shopping again after a couple of days:

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This is just the part of the queue outside of the supermarket, there’s a long line inside the building too.

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New Year’s Blues

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View from the Hook Lighthouse, Waterford
Warning: this is going to be a lengthy venting post with some soul searching from me. Not knitting related.

The beginning of the new year has been difficult for me. Not that anything happened, surprisingly we are both healthy (finally!), the Boyfriend is back home and things are just fine. But emotionally I’ve been struggling and my mood is very far from good.

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Lighthouse’s tiny window and the stormy sea outside

I think it’s caused by a few different factors combined. Surely my poor health last year has contributed: when I look back I can see that in fact I’ve been feeling sick since my visit to Poland in April. I’d had a cold there which had triggered other chronic issues, and then like a real snowball effect one thing has followed another. Not being able to do much outside of home, cancelling plans all the time and feeling weak and fatigued for months definitely doesn’t help me stay positive.

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I know Ciri, I feel the same…

 

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A very active week and treats for senses

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I really don’t want to turn this blog into my health-related ranting space. I promise that’s not my hidden agenda πŸ˜‰ But these days are dominated by health and illness issues for me and my life is largely organised around them so it’s difficult to avoid this topic… However, to prove that I’m still all about yarn, above is the sneak peak of my current WIP πŸ˜‰ And this post is going to end more on a more cheerful note than it starts!

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Staying cozy

Fair warning before I write: this is going to be a ranting post, no knitting or crochet in it. But there are some cat photos as a reward πŸ˜‰

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Stella on one of her favourite spots next to my desk. She sleeps there when I’m working if she’s not on my lap. The pink thing under her used to be my yarn box but it was quickly claimed by my cats so I don’t keep yarn in it anymore.

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Cold

Autumn is officially here now and even my cats noticed that. It’s much less common these days to see them like this:

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Instead, they started sleeping in their cat houses again to keep themselves warm and cozy.

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And Stella spends more time on my lap, which isn’t very comfortable when I’m sitting on the chair trying to type, but I still enjoy her purring and her soft fur next to me. So much better than a hot water bottle!

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