Friday, December 21, 2007

What I did with December

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 WrapFnf1
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. Fnf1det3
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 hereFromkitchendec11
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,Snowydrivetowork
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. Snowmtnsunset
The last photos were taken at sunset, as I was raiding our local pizza parlor for take out dinner.  Enjoy!  ---Martie


Leslie said...

Thornley's work is very "Sunflower." Running to Ravelry now to see more!

Martie said...

Be careful! You might fall in love and have to ditch the dish cloths for now...

HollyEQQ said...

oH Martie - those pictures are just stunning. Your love of the mountains shines through loud and clear. It is so beautiful.
I sure wish I could have seen Taos in the snow, but yep, got goosebumps just looking at the pictures!!! Just stunning. I would be dressed up to look like the abdominable snowmonster! *giggle*
And PiZZA! Did you get the pesto salad too? Dang but that pizza is freakin' awesome. I can still taste it and it has been almost 3 months.
And the scarf - well it is spectacular. I can't wait to see what you do next.

Martie said...

We'd be a formidable pair, dressed in snow suits...we could probably terrorize the town, but good! :0)

Kristine said...

I got my copy of Vogue Knitting yesterday, and there was Taos Sunflower mentioned! How Exciting!

Martie said...

WHAT???? I had no idea!!! Thanks for telling me...I'd better get to the P.O. and see if my copy's there...

HollyEQQ said...

We'd be a formidable pair, dressed in snow suits...
I forgot to tell you that my Mom saw the picture of us after class and her first comment was - those women are TALLER than you! You were on one side and Lorraine on the other. She said no wonder I loved it. I am so used to being the tallest/widest in the crowd. Around ya'll, I felt normal!!! I love hanging out with tall folks.
She also said you were absolutely beautiful and that your spirit shines through your eyes. I totally agreed.
I think dressed up in a snowsuit I could look like the Michelin Man or a marshmellow woman? But they would probably be capri's cause those things are NEVER long enough.
Heck yeah - let me stay in Taos long and your reputation would be in shatters! Although, there, that may be a good thing!
You rock sistah!

Martie said...

Holly: I don't know what I did before you were in my're the best.