Sunday, 14 February 2010

Sending a little lurve

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Mr JK and I are celebrating in the Polish city of Lodz. Known as the Polish Manchester, it's not really on the tourist route! The city was big in the textiles industry in the 1800's, and Mr JK's ancestors were all involved in some way or other, from sheep shearer to weaver! It's also home to the 2nd largest Jewish Ghetto of the Second World War. An interesting place to visit. The Polish people have certainly embraced Valentine's Day. Everywhere you look there are hearts. There are balloons on almost every street corner ........

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extravagant floral displays professing undying love ........

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mouthwatering cakes in the bakeries ..........

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and Mr JK even had a heart on his cappuchino this morning!

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I took part in a Valentine's swap on the Phoenix Knitting Forums. I posted a little parcel of lurve to Joy, and made a felted tea cosy. I got the yarn and pattern from Bev Beattie at Knitting4fun, and sewed on some of my heart buttons to finish it off. I called it my 'I'd luvva cuppa' tea cosy, and here's how it looked .........

I'd luvva cuppa tea Valentine swap

I was fairly pleased with it, but would double mount the buttons next time, so the hearts make more impact. I received a lovely parcel from Pinkshoes - a beautiful crocheted heart with a soap inside, and some rather yummy Swiss chocolate hearts.

Valentine swap (3)

We are off out for dinner in a while, and I'm expecting candles, balloons, flowers, the works! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day too, whatever you're doing! See you soon.

4 comments:

snoopydog said...

Have a luverly, luverly time!!!!

melissa said...

looks like you're having a lovely time!
can't wait to see more pictures from your trip.

Marie-Jolie said...

Oodles of love! I had no idea the Polish were so fond of Valentine's Day. Very sweet!

knitting said...

what a fun trip! i hope you're having a marvelous time!
-cmv