I was even fortunate enough to take part in an impromptu snowball fight after work the other day. Nice, wet, packing snow. Got a few good shots in, but got a face full, too. I've missed snows like this. At night it looks so magical with the moon making the winter landscape glow, and it smells so crisp and clean outside. When I used to live in Chicago, the snow would stay around for weeks, and it would turn dirty and black from the city traffic. This snow isn't like that. It will dissapear before we have a chance to get tired of it. Sigh.
Hey, remember when I said I was determined to get these sweaters done before starting another one? Well, I'm getting closer. The Sensational Shirttail is now blocked and ready to be sewn up! It's taking a bit longer to dry in the cold living room. I'm hoping to get a chance to work on this tomorrow. I've been knitting the cable trim for my St. Brigid sweater while the Shirttail's been blocking. It will be done in no time! I guess I might as well finish the Airy Wrap Around while I'm at it. Hmmm... what about the Grant Ave?
My friend Natalie told me about a group of knitters that meet in the cafe of a local grocery store on Thursdays. I've never gone out to a "stitch and bitch" type thing before, but have always wanted to, so I decided to join them last week, and I'm really glad that I did. There were four women there besides Natalie, and they were welcoming, witty and all-around fun to hang out and knit with. They didn't even mind me pulling out my camera and snapping this photo.
That's Jessica, Jenn, Christine, Kim and Natalie. I think I got them all right! I'm hoping to see them all again this Thursday. It was fun to see all the different projects they were working on, and if I hadn't have gone, I wouldn't have found out about the new Jane Austen remakes that are being aired on PBS! Now, I've seen the new Persuasion and the new Northanger Abbey! What fun!
Thanks for all the concern about my narsty face rot. It's gone now. It was actually more like a sunburn-type rash, so it wasn't too noticeable, just red, and itched like crazy. I'm convinced it was some kind of allergic reaction. I'm going to experiment and see if I can figure out exactly what caused it. My bets are still on the tomato juice.