Dear reader, you might have noticed that lately I have had a thing with orange and green things. Well, it seems to be going on. Now the orange has taken the form of smoothies or fruities in our house. My smoothie maker gets usually a nice holiday during the months from October to December, but spring is on its' way and vitamins are on the menu, so the smoothie maker has to serve us in order to deserve its holidays later on.
We have a habit of buying or picking up fresh berries in the autumn for the freezer. Last fall we put 15 kg of strawberries, 5kg of lingonberries, 5kg of blueberries and almost the same amount of rasberries for the winter in freezer. The first two months I never use anything out of the freezer in the fear of eating too much of it and being left with nothing for the spring time. When the February comes I usually notice there's plenty of berries left and I start using them on daily basis. Making fruitie smoothies is a very good way of eating those berries and getting those vital vitamins we need for the last of winter months.
Working has already reduced my crafting time dramatically, mostly because now I have to use the time for sleeping I earlier used for crafting. I need to get up at six o'clock, so you can't find me sewing or knitting in the middle of the night. However, I have started to knit a pair of socks with cables for Elsi. I can't get myself ripping the leg part I have accomplished so far, even though there are too many purls between the cables. My daughter needs new woolen socks and I know she'll be happy with these, even when the cables are not the prettiest possible.