In a photo on the Amaryllislog, I spotted this gorgeous knitting gadget. As a devoted knitter, I was curious of course but some research did not make me any wiser. So I started obsessing right away…now I had to know what it was. I contacted the lovely Cathe and the wonder woman and kindred spirit did her research right away and led me to the website of Sun Valley Fibers...be still my heart! I selected a maple beauty, I ordered it and could sleep again at night. And promptly three days later…there it arrived. It is WONDERFUL, it keeps the yarn in place and untangled and it makes a lovely soft whirring sound when you pull the yarn, sigh! The only down side: it is burdened with the unpoetic name ‘Yarn Buddy’…we will not mention this again..
And how I look forward to these gloves, knitted from left over silk and merino with extra long cuffs for my extra long arms…it is so soft and warm. OK I confess, I am a devoted yarn snob too.
Here some more important nothings…
Read plenty of good books again. The two cookbooks on the right were a kindhearted gift from a dear friend who knows me well.
I collect old cookbooks, love the domestic history that comes with it. Two weeks ago, I found this nice copy from 1945. Not only is it a celebration of food, it is an invaluable source of wisdom for the young bride and inexperienced housekeeper, complete with recommended lay out for a proper kitchen.
I baked rice muffins, using this book. They are very good!
Although I do not work at the library anymore, I still wander around the children section to see what is going on. This beautiful and wonderful Christmas book made me very happy.
This reminds me of one special winter night in Canada, when the Youngest Walker Boy and I were so incredible fortunate to experience Northern Light at its most beautiful. There we sat on the deck, with big coats, hats, blankets…just watching in awe, completely in awe!
These lovely cups bought at Ikea made me very happy too. ( I went there for a rug…) Perfect size for hot chocolate, apple ciders and spiced teas.They combine well with the vintage ones.
And of course,as you have learned from all my happy yodeling, walking weather is just perfect and my dear girl Charley and I are very happy in the woods.
Een heerlijke week met nieuw breigereedschap, fijn wandelweer, prachtige boeken en lekkere muffins!
Love and Liefs,