Today I've been going through the familiar routine of getting myself, the house, the animals and the rest of the family ready for a week away. I point blank refuse to get stressed by the volume of chores involved, even though the feeling sits there like a heavy pebble. Instead I've been calmly pottering about the house gathering together an assortment of coats, footwear, blankets, picnic and beach paraphernalia, clothing (oh so many layers of clothing, for all possible eventualities of temperature and humidity), toys, books, gadgets, magazines, refreshments, and of course yarn. On a whim this morning, I went into my studio and unearthed this collection of Stylecraft Special DK, a blanket pack that I put together over a year ago now. This yarn has been sat on my studio shelf, waiting for me to hook it into a coastal colour story.
A Coastal Blanket just has to be rippled, no question, and this morning I joyfully set out on this new blanket journey. Oh how I love to ripple! I can't wait to get going with these cool shades of blue and green, and with any luck (c'mon weather, play nice!) I will be sat on the beach next week with the sound of the waves in my ears as I crochet. Here's hoping.
I haven't packed my clothes yet (4pm, we leave in two hours), but I have assembled my Leisure Activity Kit. Two of my most favourite magazines which I haven't even peeked in yet (such restraint), a new book to lose myself in and some essential Easter snacking material. I am all set for a week of pleasure seeking.
Tomorrow morning, no matter what the weather throws us, we are going to the beach for breakfast. Here to be precise. I've promised the Little People that they can eat ice cream for breakfast, and I think I might possibly eat carrot cake washed down with several mugs of frothy caffeine.
I love love love jollying to Dorset so much, yipppeeeee for a week of sea breezes and family fun! See you when I get back ♥
ps above mosaic from Dorset Easter 2012 x