Yesterday we woke up to about 8″ of snow on the ground. Beautiful! This has been one of the snowiest St. Louis winters that I can remember. I hope we’re not done with it yet. This is the tree outside our window, where all of the birds congregate in the mornings. It might have something to do with the two bird feeders right there.
Today, my Hadley Pottery rep Elaine popped in to deliver something we had ordered, and brought these cute Loopy Sheep cookies along with her. Not only are they cute, but they taste delicious. I wish I could send you one to have along with your afternoon tea.
And then the UPS truck arrived, and we have forgotten all about snow and cookies, and we’re digging through 16 cases of yarn, having a ball. Can’t wait to share the contents with you in the next couple of Updates.
I really enjoyed reading all of your comments about your Knitting Central Zone (or lack thereof) in this month’s Blog Contest. I have some thoughts about it, but I will save those for another post. In the meantime, I wanted to congratulate Lisha from MA, Jean from PA, and Allison from CA. The Random Number Generator chose their comments as the winners, and they’ve each received a $35 Loopy Ewe Gift Certificate. I know they’ll find something fun to spend it on!
Any knitting/crocheting/spinning going on in your house this weekend? Or are you out playing in snow somewhere? This is where I’ll be hanging out, working on that new blue project there.
It was so cold this weekend that I took worsted weight yarn and cast on for boot socks. My feet will thank me when I finish them tonight.
Oh, this weekend, in between driving teenagers places, I blocked my Aestlight shawl, and knit on a new shawl (pattern for DK weight yarn, called Madrona), and wound yarn for mittens for my daughter (which I cast on today). Productive!
We got about 8 inches of snow. After going out and XC skiing/playing in it on Sat. I cast on a new Lopi sweater and worked on it while I watched Notre Dame beat OSU in mens hockey.
It’s been so cold outside, that snuggling up with knitting has been the only way to go. I’m trying to finish up a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend, and will start an Ishbel for another a good friend. Said she likes mauve or blues, but I don’t have the yardage in my ever-growing stash, so it will be my Wollmeise stash from the Loopy Ewe, either Cassis or Magnolie. I’ve been looking at the yarn and not touching it for too long – time to try it out. And then, half the house had not heat for over 24 hours. The repair just happened, no frozen pipes but air in the pipes. Going from stress about things (like the heating system) not working, to just enjoying some knitting time.
When I first saw that cookie I thought it was a pin and thought to myself, “I want to order that!” Bummed to find out it was a cookie 😛 So there’s an idea for you! That little sheep would make an adorable accessory that maybe could hold knitting markers that you could pin to your hat or shirt or?