I completely forgot until about 6:30 pm today, that it's Friday, and thus the day for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. I am so woefully unprepared. This week has truly been one work project after another, every day and every evening.
Starts with H
I decided to join a crochet-along for a specific project and I purchased the kit for participating. This was before I was beset with some of the contract work that has come my way, so I haven't started it yet. I'm not sure when I will start it, given my workload, but at least I have the kit. The project is called the Hygge wrap. So my H word is Hygge. What the heck is that, you're probably asking. Well, there is a postcard included in the kit with the definition of this interesting Danish word (pronounced Hoo-ga). It doesn't really have a direct English translation, but "cozy" comes close. So, here's to all of us having a little more Hygge in our lives - I think we all need it.
Here's the colours in my kit - those who know me well will recognize these are "my colours" without a doubt!
Here's how the finished shawl will look (although this one is in different colours)
We had a lot of icicles this week with all the snow we had, and then some subsequent melting. I took this picture of an unusual formation in the line-up of icicles. You can see how at one point, the two icicles might have been connected by the larger flows at the top. I'm not quite sure how this formation happened, but it was unusual, so it's my favourite for this week.
Chiaroscuro or Shadow
Teresa's prompt was for chiaroscuro or shadow. I confess, I had to Google chiaroscuro. The definitions I found were mostly along the same line - an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. As I said, I totally forgot about this blog until today, so I had to think about pictures I'd taken that might qualify. Then I realized that today I took some pictures of Pippin in the living room, where he has taken to finding a sunny spot to relax in, somewhat like a dog or a cat will do. I converted one of my favourites to black and white, to emphasize the shadow aspect. The window outline is transferring onto the carpet, which is reflecting light up onto the underside of Pippin's fur. It's definitely "light falling unevenly or from a particular direction" so I hope this one fits the prompt!