Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After Christmas

We did it! We survived last week's BIG snow and had a wonderful Christmas, despite the last minute rush to get gifts and the horrible roads in C'ville. Because I was basically snowed in last weekend, I managed to finish this.
Victorine in the snow
The pattern is called Victorine and it's designed by Cindy Guggemos. You can find it HERE on Ravelry. This one is for a co-worker. I have plans to knit another one for me as part of the 10 Shawls in 2010 group, also on Ravelry.

This is the first non-snowy Saturday we've had in three weeks. A little later, I'm going to brave the shopping centers in W'boro for size-related gift exchanges - but for right now I'm content to work on this..
Still a WIP
...the oldest WIP in the history of the world....I've blogged about this one at least twice before, so I'm a little embarrassed to even mention I'll stop now. :)

Not everyone needs to go out to have fun. The cats have plenty to do. This has been their second favorite past time this past week - the first being napping, of course!
bird stalking
I think I'll add napping to my list for later on today - hope you can, too!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowed In!

It seems that we're a bit snowed in here at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's been snowing HARD since about 3:30 yesterday and the forecast calls for continued heavy snow throughout today.
Snow at 7:00

Snowbound! Yippee! Since I can't finish Christmas shopping and our party for this evening had to canceled, I think I'll turn my attention to other finishing and preparatory details.
Crazy sheep
First, we'll finish de-cluttering the dining room and kitchen. Then I'll put on a big pot of beef stew to simmer all day. After that I'm planning to indulge in fiber related activities like winding these for the 10 Shawls in 2010 and The Enchanted Woods KAL.
KAL & 10 in 2010 choices

Maybe I'll finish this today - fingers crossed - so I can get back to my Bobbie gloves and Circular Vest.
Victorine almost done!
I'm not going to panic about not having our Christmas shopping complete. It will take care of itself once we can get out again and into town. I hope you will enjoy a safe, warm, and wonderfully fibery day - even if you're not snowed in!
KNitted angel

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Wollmeise Tree!

Oh Wollmeise Tree!
We're caught up in the pre-Christmas vortex here. Between the boys' activities, my school activities, and concerts there's been no time to even decorate our tree. Today I thought, why not decorate it with some of my favorite yarn? So while waiting for the shop update, I stuck a few colorful skeins of Wollmeise on it! Doesn't it look happy and bright? Who needs tinsel and ornaments when there's a box of Wollmeise around? Here's wishing you and yours a joyful Christmas season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Marvelous Mail Monday

I don't usually post during the week, but apparently today was Marvelous Mail Monday. This deserves a post. What a surprise to have recent trades and purchases all converge in my mailbox at the same time. Somehow our mail carrier managed to fit all of this into our smallish box.
Marvelous Mail Monday

First up -Corgi Hill Farm roving in merino, bamboo, and Firestar....and it's named after oneo f my favorite drinks - Gin and Tonic.
Corgi Hill Farm Gin and Tonic

Next, a Wollmeise trade. This is Turkis and Skarabus in100%-
Turkis and Skarabus

And last, the beautiful custom-dyed yarn from Kelly at The Unique Sheep for the Enchanted Woods KAL, beginning January 10th.
Winter Sunset

Kelly based the colorway on this photo-
January sunset 08

Didn't she do a great job of capturing the colors? Excuse me while I go play with it and wait for January to roll around :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cozy Saturday

It was suppose to snow today. Actually, it did snow - all around us....up the road.....down the our east, west, north, and south.....just not here. You may insert imaginary images of snowy lanes and forest paths here. It was very disappointing, but it was still a cozy day for knitting. After the food bank reports were all done, I settled in to knit a bit and play with other fibery items. To brighten the day, I made a bouquet - a spindle bouquet!

Spindle bouquet

I hope it brightens your day too! ....and here's hoping for more productive snow events in the near future!