sometimes, i'm convinced there is no better way to relax than having a nice cup of coffee and crocheting a bit... especially crocheting these hexagons; picking the colors and deciding where to put them in the blanket... :) it really takes my mind of things!
do you find crocheting and knitting just as relaxing? :)


today was the first good day of spring, it was finally warm enough to sit outside in the sun... and i had my first outdoor knitting session of this year. :) we also went on a bike ride today! my batteries are all charged and i'm longing for more days like this.
 my simple lines shawl is coming along quite nicely. remember i'm making a colour blocked-shawl? i added the second colour, which is a warm grey or a deep beige or whatever. :) sometimes i wish i chose a more daring colour combination, but i do think these colours bring out the stripe pattern... and they are so neutral they will go with many of my spring/summer clothes.... what do you think about the colour combination?
oh... and it's getting quite big, too. :)


i've got this friend Lissa, she is one of those people i wish i could steal a little piece of personality from. we've been penpals for years now and we usually send eachother birthday gifts by post... but we've both been incredibly busy and so this cowl has been lying in a drawer for at least 10 months. until last week, when we finally met again! we had some serious catching up to do... also on the birthday gifts. :)
the cowl is again the martha cowl, like the one i made for my sister some years ago. i don't feel like i made the same cowl again, this one is so different because i used different yarn.
i also finished this one with a crochet bow, because i wasn't sure Lissa would like flowers... and i made it into a brooche, so she can decide wether she wants to wear it on her scarf, or on her cardigan... or not wear it at all.
so, bottom line, i couldn't be happier to have this cowl out of my drawer and around her neck (i think, because it's still rrrreaally cold here)! and i think i will have to make a martha cowl for myself too.
but lets try and finish some other projects first. :)