Saturday, December 19, 2009


It's amazing how much you can accomplish just 3 days out of class. With nothing breathing down my neck for a few weeks, I've been a happy little busybody. Today I bundled up in thermals, long underwear, corduroy, and woolens, and walked down to the park to snip some greens for my wreath. Needless to say, it was gorgeous. What I love about snowstorms is the rare chance you get to pretend you live in some sort of vacuum. Walking back, humming "Noel" to myself and cradling my trimmings, I couldn't see more than a hundred feet in front of me. There were no loud, polluting roads just over the hill, no thumping bass, no ugly man-made drainage stream, no sirens, no trash, no people. Just that lovely shush of snow falling, a Christmas carol, and the burning of snowflakes on my red cheeks. Here's the finished product-

You should see my sore, sap-covered fingers.

I wrote my first knitting pattern- just some simple mittens but it's a start! I finished them up last night watching "A Christmas Story" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

In fancy Noro, no less!

I'm also catching up on some much-needed rat snuggling

He's catching up on naughtiness.

And I've prettied up the house!

Next on the list- spiced almonds!

1 comment:

  1. lovely mantel! and i cant believe im saying this, but cute rat!