Greetings from Ireland!

It’s already half of my stay here. Time passes by so quickly! I work Monday to Friday, but after leaving office I walk around the Dublin (and sometimes I get lost, too). Last weekend I was on an organized tour to County Kerry and Cliffs of Moher. Next weekend I’m going to Kilkenny. I love it here!

Ireland is so green, fruit trees and daffodils are already blooming. Right now also is starting the time of year when sheeps deliver little lambs, and so I had an opportunity to watch few days old lambs playing on a filed :)

Dublin is amazing. What I like most is a variety of buildings. There are no two alike, and right next to old, maybe even medieval ones, are raised new, often bizzare office buildings. I never thought such contrast could look this good! I’d say rather otherwise, despising new architecture placed fast beside historic buildings. How wrong I was :)

And countryside – magnificent! So pretty, so many unique places to visit!

Poeple are ever so friendly and more than patriotic. Evereything – and I mean everything – that can be green is green. When I landed on the airport, I saw traffic cones in white and green :) Souvenirs shops are placed at every corner and you can buy anything. Not only tourist visit and make trades ;) Also, going to a pub is unusual experience, especially when a sport game is transmitted.

If you get a chance to visit Ireland, don’t hesitate! I will definetly come back here one day :)

I don’t have anything new to show you, I’m affraid. I hadn’t take my stuff to Dublin, and even if I have, I wouldn’t find time to crochet. I spend every bit of free time sightseeing ;)

But! To stay in appropriate mood… Here is a forest-green dream drop!

Made with Big Merino from Drops. You can see also Rios from Malabrigo below – leftovers that I was saving for a dream drops for quite a long time. And they are yet to be used!

Dream drops pattern :)

I’ve been wondering… What is your favourite drink? Do you enjoy the rain? Do you give blood or cry sometimes?

Those little brats could be anything for you. A teardrop, raindrop, drop of potion…

Dream drops are perfect small gifts for friends – just choose the colour and grab your hook!

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Dream drops pattern

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I absolutely love them!

I crochet dream drops like there’s no tomorrow, from every yarn that falls into my hands. They are super cute and very easy to make. Quick, too – an hour is more than enough.

If you are curious, please come back every once in a while and visit this page, where all my dream drops will be presented! There is also a dedicated link on the left bar ;)

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Today is the day I’ve been so waiting for – the beginning of my holidays! Two weeks of sleeping however long I want and going to bed late at night :) I was planning to relax this evening, maybe watch some movie and cuddle with a cat. But then I saw blue yarn (the one I recently got) amongst other skeins laying in an envelope in the corner of my room. It’s been annoying me for some time now, and I finally decided to make something about it. In other words: to find a place and hide it from sight.

Riiight… I told you before I am addicted to craft shopping, didn’t I? I have quite a lot Ikea boxes in which I store different things, so you don’t think of what’s inside, most of the time. Many of them are of size 35 x 28 x 18 centimeters, quite capacious. You can place in them like 20 skeins of yarn (50 g weight) or so.

I have six boxes filled with yarn to the brim and then some freely stored skeins. Keep in mind I am not a clothing maker, I mostly crochet amigurumi and sometimes a scarf or whatever. I admit that half of it is the Big Merino from Drops, bought for a project never even started. But the rest is just a random skeins I collected over past years. Some were used for a specific project and leftovers are still there, some are too pretty to waste on anything, and then there are also ones that I thought cool – like yellow neon yarn – but I have no use for. If I add to that stuffing, safety eyes, beads, buttons and all my knitting and crochetting tools…

I have more crocheting related stuff than all other things combined. I’ve never had so many books at the same time in my life, and I used to have many. I remember shelf snaping and falling to my head with all the books, once.

And do you know what’s worst? I am about to buy even more yarn.

Before you start judging me… I started this project of cuddly Cthulhu – the Great Old One crocheted with a plushie yarn. I already have a head and torso, but I run out of yarn to follow with arms, legs and wings. I didn’t order yarn for this project for a year and a half. Anyway, just imagine: fearsome Cthulhu looking like milk drop below! ;)

I also bought a pattern for Hanna the Squirrel, something I concidered getting since the beginning of this year, actually. I don’t have a proper yarn though. I could use a grey one I have plenty of (just see below picture to get the idea), but I’d rather make it red or brown, the colours of squirrels romping in the trees where I live.

I don’t even know what title of this post should I use to not to look completely foolish. I need to come up with something clever ;)

Please tell me you have so much yarn, too…