The photo you see above, is breakfast in bed on Valentine's day, as made and brought to me by my dear husband, Hugo. Hugo hasn't made the boiled eggs dish above for ages, so it was a wonderful surprise when he presented it.
I think the recipe for it goes something like this, soft boil your eggs, then cut off the top, scoop out the inside, and mix with butter. Place back inside egg shell, and top off with caviar, or the stuff that looks like caviar, but is a lot cheaper. I tell you, this little number is DELICIOUS! And when it's followed by warm croissant with butter and marmalade, and nice fresh coffee, it's quite simply the perfect breakfast.
This lavish breakfast came as a complete surprise, and a very nice surprise. I'd been told to "knit for ten minutes", whilst Hugo got breakfast. Being told to knit is a command I have no trouble complying with.
So yes, a wonderful breakfast combo, knitting, followed by delicious yummy things. Perfect.
And then came gifts.
The whole day was full of culinary delights, care of Hugo. He made a huge effort, making all my favourites. Lunch was white crab meat with lemon bread. I LOVE white crab meat.
Supper started with asparagus dripping with caviar butter, followed by prawn pilau, I adore this dish, and then, the most fantastic chocolate concoction to finish. The pudding was made of three layers of chocolate meringue, sandwiched between layers of chocolate patissier, all made by Hugo's own fair hands. Yes, it was the most incredible gourmet Valentines day, just wonderful.
Anyway, I'd understand if you were sick of hearing about my wonderful Valentine's day, so maybe I should move on swiftly to fulfilling the promise I made to you in Friday's post. That is, the publishing of the pattern for the Little Squares Scarf, long over-due.
I have three options for you to click on.
The first is the QUICK PATTERN, for those familiar with crochet. There is a separate tutorial to show you how I sew up my squares, which I will link to at the end of the pattern, which is very quick and easy, (always a phrase I quite like). You can find it by clicking here.
The second option is a STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL, with lots of photos to demonstrate all the moves. I do hope this will help those of you less confident with their crochet. You can find that tutorial here.
The third option is a STEP-BY-STEP SEWING UP GUIDE, to doing an invisible stitch. You can find that here.
If you'd like to see the 'reveal' post I did about this scarf, back in September 2009, that shows it in detail, then click here.
Phew! thats done then, one pattern down, and only two more to go, I'll try not to take so long doing these next patterns.
Well, I'll see you on Wednesday then. Cheerio! Love Vanessa xxx