But, like a tourist, desperate to capture every picturesque view and splendid example of architecture in a remote and unfamiliar city, when the sun does shine I have been snapping away at all around me. Taking advantage while the light is good and trying to enjoy every moment of the experience while it lasts. I probably own at least fifty pictures of the Eiffel Tower for example. How many does the average Parisienne have I wonder.
So, the number of beautifully sunny photos you will see today does not tell a true tale of how much sun we have had around here but, even though we know that it's fantasy, let's play a game. Let's pretend it's not cold and grey. We won't look out there, we'll look here, at these sunny pictures. Come with me and let's pretend we're sitting on this bench, leaning on my new clamshell cushion, enjoying a little hooky time in the sun while occasionally gazing around the garden, smiling at our sunbathed surroundings.
And for those who wonder about such things, a little more information for you:
The yarn and colours I used are the same as for my Sampler Blanket, which you can read about here.
I don't have a cushion pattern, but you can find the Clamshell Tutorial here.
To make a cushion with a back just like mine, you can find my Crochet Cushion Back Tutorial here.
Oh, and if you do fancy having a go at the clamshell pattern, why not pop along to the Ravelry group, Cherry Heart's Cozy Corner and join our Clamshell Along?
Or just tag your Instagram pics with #CSCAL!