This weekend was wonderfully long, with time spent playing in the snow, nights out (and nights in!) with lovely friends and cooking good food. Mikey and I went out for a long walk on Saturday afternoon with a friend and her two dogs, he loved running around them and laughing at their antics in the snow. We got home in time to throw together a lasagna for our husbands and their friends when they arrived home from playing music at another friend's house.
Our Valentines day meal consisted of baked salmon with squid ink pasta, the pasta tossed with grilled tomatoes, spinach, olive oil and pecorino romano. No photos I'm afraid, we were far too busy eating it for any of that nonsense. It was delicious.
I have resolved to buy myself some thicker socks, Mikey wants to play outside in the snow for hours but my feet are frozen after 30 minutes. On Monday afternoon after playing for an hour and a half, getting ourselves thoroughly covered in snow and our hands cold with melted ice from our icicle hunt , we had to come back inside, change our clothes, snuggle under soft blankets and drink tea to warm ourselves up again. After dinner we all cuddled up on the couch to watch a Miyazaki film and Mikey fell asleep.
I finished knitting both a cushion and a cowl this weekend. The cushion still needs some work, it looks too plain and I have yet to decide what it really needs, but it is perfect as a throw cushion for our bed. The cowl is just perfect and deliciously warm, I am absolutely in love with this chunky pure merino yarn. I have it in several colours and am tempted to go back for more.
I have photos of Mikey's finished end table. It was an awful, uneven red stain before... but now it looks lovely. He also has some new picture frames for his artwork that I'm in the process of putting on the wall.
And now, thanks to all of this business, my house is a huge mess! So it looks like today is cleaning and laundry day, although the sun is shining beautifully so we might escape outside for a while too.
I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's and Fasching weekend. It's Pancake day/Shrove Tuesday today and I'm going to be making British Pancakes/Sweet Crepes for lunch. Yum.