Thank you all for the kind comments about my sock modelling pose.
Though I´m not sure that I should give up my day job just yet.
In the meantime - this is what our living room window looks like now. Thanks to mealybugs. Yuk.
Only two orchids got away unscathed.
The name in Swedish is rather cute; ullöss. It means wool lice, probably because mealybugs are white and a bit fluffy. But since my sister (who knows about these things) said that they are pretty hard to get rid off I decided to throw away all the plants that had been infested by mealybugs.
It was rather sad to say goodbye to the ten year old Aloe Vera plant and it left a big, empty space on the window sill. So I got my mitten blockers out and replaced the plants with mittens to fill the void.
(Yes, there are moments when I truly believe that I´m a genius. But they are very brief.)
The mittens pictured are Inga Snöflinga and I have to admit that I´m very pleased with how they turned out. However snowflakes do feel rather off-season at this time of the year.
Luckily I have some pink and green yarn in my stash and an apptly named mitten pattern called "Märta Majblomma" (Märta Mayflower).
I made it last year, but have then since done a few improvements to the pattern.
Happiness is a warm yarn winder. To paraphrase the Beatles.
Winding yarn makes me feel – blissfull is the best word I can find to describe my mood.
Just holding the hank, getting out the ball winder and the swift fills me with happy anticipation.
(I sure hope that there are no psychologists reading this blog...)
When I grow up I wanna be a full time professional ball winder.