Decorations have finally been put up:
These were the first Easter decorations I ever made for my own abode and they are still my favourite.
Eggs have been coloured:
So nice to open the carton everyday and be greeted by all the colours!
Sugar Bunnies have been made for tea:
Hot Cross Buns were made:
This was my second time making these and they turned out really well. I just have to remember next time that if I want them as an after-school snack, 2 pm is much too late of a start!
I also finished a scarf that has been in the works since last Spring:
I should have blocked it but I was too impatient. (Really? After taking a whole year I was too impatient to wait another 24 hours? Such is the landscape of my mind, my friends.)
I will call it my Easter scarf and perhaps wear it to church tomorrow or on Sunday. Really it's called the 'Violet Points' scarf by Annette Petavy. I found it on Ravelry and it is a free pattern available here.
What got me was the French name: 'Echarpe Pointes Violettes'. I had just purchased the yarn - a lovely mohair-linen blend in a beautiful, smoky violet - and we were about to head off for France for three weeks. I thought it would make a lovely vacation project. I think I completed half of it in France and then it got put away in the cupboard until two weeks ago. I know this happens to just about every other crafter out there so I don't need to explain further. Perhaps I should call it the 'Echarpe Pointes Violettes de Paques' (Violet Points Easter) scarf.
Here is a better picture of the colour:
It's a really lovely smoky gray-violet. It will work well both in the Spring and Fall. I made it longer than the pattern called for because I wanted to use up as much yarn as possible. I bought two skeins and used one per side with minimal left overs. The yarn is KidLin by Louet. It is a lace weight and I believe it has been discontinued.
So I feel ready for Easter this year. Yesterday I put together the Easter baskets and am happy with what's inside. I will make a dessert on Sunday to have after Mr. Crafty World's fabulous dinner.
I am glad I feel so prepared: this morning while doing the completely normal movement of sitting up in bed to see what time it was I pulled many muscles in my back and therefore am not good for much today. I can sit to practice the piano, but I cannot lay down or I have a hard time getting up again. I can bend down, but I cannot twist around. I have done my piano practice; updated my blog; made some lavender Earl Grey tea and now I think I will see how long I can sit and crochet while catching up on 'Mad Men'. Don't feel too sorry for me:)