Well gosh. It seems like just last week I posted, and now here it is, three weeks later. I haven't gone into hibernation...I promise.
One of the coolest things I've done since I wrote last was knit the Feather 'n Fan Organic Wrap
by Jane Thornley. Talk about fun! I met Jane through her group on Ravelry and knew I was in hog heaven when I saw this design. You can purchase it and download it from her website in just a couple of minutes...and then prepare to have a blast.
I raided my ample stash for yarns for my first one. Actually, I plan to do the capelet version next, and I think it may be a stash project, also. What's really cool about it is that there really isn't a wrong move to make while knitting it. Turns out I mis-read her instructions, and was increasing at a horrendous rate when I shouldn't have been, so I started decreasing wildly and it all turned out just fine. If you're on Ravelry, check out the Jane Thornley group and have a blast.
The clearance sale is on, and for those of you who haven't checked it out yet, just pop over to the Sale page of our website and you can download a list of what's still available. We've been feeling like Santa's Elves, packing huge boxes and mailing these yarns off to all corners of the world (seriously...we had an order from Australia!).
While the rest of the nation suffered tremendously from it, the snow storms that came through here
on December 8 & 11 left us with a fantastic amount of snow for the opening of ski season, just up the road. I am, as many of you know, little better than a 6 year old when it comes to snow. I stayed home and raced around with the camera like I'd never seen any before. I'll share some of those with you here.
Then, when reality hit and I had to go back to work on the 12th, I took this photo while driving to work,
to show you my commute. After years of spawning my way up or down Interstate 5 in SoCal, this morning drive is always a reminder of how fortunate I am.
The last photos were taken at sunset, as I was raiding our local pizza parlor for take out dinner. Enjoy! ---Martie