Hooked, that's what I am, completely hooked to crochet :-) The last couple of evenings were spent on the couch, with pastel coloured yarn around me and a crocheting needle in my hand.
I recently bought a book, 100 snowflakes to crochet, which I quite enjoy. Some flakes look more like a doily, but that is probably because I am a relatively new to crochet and don't know the right stitches and patterns yet. I wish my grandmother could see me. She would have loved it!!
Finally my granny square plaid is looking the way I want to :-). I used the slip stitch to crochet the granny squares together, which worked very well. I still have a long way to go, but I can already drape the plaid over a couch or bed. Hurray!
In between work and crochet, I visited several thrift shops in and around Rotterdam. My eldest daughter, who moved out last week, was in need of some furniture and home ware. When you live on a student budget, the thrift store is the place to go. She found some lovely glassware, vases and a sweet little cupboard from the seventies.
Off course my eyes were drawn to a collection of floral teacups :-). They are so very very pretty! The soft winter light shining on the tiny pastel coloured roses, makes them look magical!
Do you have any plans for this weekend? When you live in an around Rotterdam, I can recommend the exhibition 'The road to Van Eyck' in the Boymans van Beuningen. It shows paintings of the low countries in the early Middle Ages. The exhibition is quite unique, because the paintings on display are the only ones that survived from this period. Most of the works have an eclectic theme. I thought I would not like it, but I was wrong. It's amazing to see how the use of colour and the way to paint 'light' evolved. The exhibition is on until the 10th of February.
Tomorrow my youngest daughter and I will be doing some DIY. More about that soon.
Love from a cold and (snow) white Holland!