Last summer my mother saw the Jali cardigan in Interweave Knits and said she wanted one. We bought some yarn for it then and there, but after I returned to Italy I decided to change and bought some gorgeous Lane Borgosesia Alpaca
I hated knitting the thing!!! The figure on the back crumpled up and it was really hard to judge lengths and widths and the frigging thing was not ready at Christmas!
At Easter mom came here, for six days... on the very last night I finished the cardigan... we photographed it just as she was leaving for Rome (At the B&B where she was staying)
Not bad for almost 84! And the cardigan is nice too... only 400 grams of softest alpaca...
As every year The Easter Bunny had put up a little treasure hunt for Minerva...
It all started on the terrace with this note on the Ficus beniamina tree:
The theme seemed to be duckies... there was a little basket with some on the smallest ducks inside:
The first clue sent us the bathroom, where we found more duckies
And on the wall a beautiful collecting folder to store her drawings... and clue number 2:
Which sent us to the steps that lead to Aurora's loft, and found yet more duckies, some candy and lollipops... and underneath the steps clue 3
Which took us to the dvd player and an Uncle Scrooge dvd...
In the dvd there were some Hello Kitty badges and clue 4
This took us to the courtyard, and a BIG package ,more duckies and clue 5
Back to the terrace again!!! How did we miss these the first time?
And hidden on the steps we found Hello Kitty stickers and clue 6!
And back inside!!! Rubber duckies were climbing the steps to our loft...
Up the stairs and the final clue!!! (ignore the mess please...)
And there they were! In the corner were four big Easter eggs, one for each child! (so what if they're 21, 19 ,18 and 11?) =)
And then Minerva opened her package that had been hidden in the court yard!!! The mystery of why-the-duckies was resolved!!! A beautiful goose to hang in her room!!! Here she's watching over us while we eat!
I hope everyone had a lovely time yesterday... we even managed to make our Easter grass grow this year, in time!!! =)
The rain has stopped and the sun is shining but there are no words for the election results in Finland... so I'll say no more, and will try to brighten the day with some wisteria... just snapshots by the cave-man with his pocket camera...