Happy Valentine's Day!
|Wishing you a wonderful day!|
It took a long time, before love and romance was connected to Valentine. Before that it was a western christian liturgical celebration for all those saints named Valentine. Here in Sweden there is a little bit different story to it. There is the martyrdom, liturgical feast and the saint, of course, but it was not until 1990's this celebration started to grow here. There had been some tests earlier in the lat 1950's and early 1960's, but that did not work. Today, on the 14th February, the flower shops sell over four million roses. And when the roses are sold out, you can buy dark red tulips and carnations.
I have never, really, celebrated this day. When I was younger, we mostly showed our love to the parents and the friends we had. It could be more as a friend's day.
|Made a pair of boots to Noomi|
I have not been so active these latest weeks on social media. I have mostly been crocheting, using my coloring apps and watching some movies on my free time. It has been a lovely"break". I made a pair of boots to Noomi. I have made some for Esther and Zipporah in the early beginning, out of fabric. These are the first crocheted ones. I took a pattern for baby boots and resized it with 2/3. Had to give it a try a couple of times until I found the right size. I used yarn that even can be shrunken with hot water. So I washed the boots in hot water, put some plastic bags, tiny ones, one Noomi's feet and put the moist booties on her feet and let try. They are perfect now. You can even iron, but there is a risk with that - you can burn the yarn and yourself. I am happy with the results and boots feel warm, soft and cozy!
And with that said, I wish you a Lovely and Happy Valentine's Day.