Wednesday, December 26, 2007


This would be the major reason for the blog being so quiet this month . The needles were clicking right along with Christmas knitting. Well the big night (we celebrate Christmas Eve ) has come and gone and all the recipients (except one, who'll get hers shortly ) are happily wearing their hand knits. You can tell that I had just a bit of Noro in the stash . BTW the Noro striped scarf is just one scarf , couldn't decide which pic I liked best so posted both . This scarf was for Casey , who since his teens, wouldn't wear Mom's knits. Something about cool factor . Well he definitely likes this .Who'd a thought it possible - knitting and hand knits are now cool !
On reflection of the year past , it has been a good year. There were some challenges and sometimes I've felt like I'm on an emotional roller coaster ride , but we are a very fortunate family in so many ways . We have all our necessities of life and then some left over for things like a wool stash . Most importantly though ,we have each other and some very dear friends . I've lived with some losses over the years and realize that we only have today so we should try to make the most of it . I'm generally a private person , which makes it surprising that I even started blogging in the first place . So , for whoever reads this blog please forgive this lapse into sentimentality ; it's the season and I couldn't help myself . That's my story and I'm sticking to it .
After writing this I'll start packing for our week away from snow and Casey's wedding . Great idea to have a wedding in the Caribbean in January ! So on that note I wish everyone who reads this a very happy, healthy and wonderful New Year - catch you in 2008 !

Monday, December 3, 2007

Snow Day !

It's official , winter is here ! We're having a good old-fashioned snow storm today . I spent a couple of hours digging out to be promptly plowed back in by the plough . Luckily our neighbour has a snow blower and he very kindly cleared the end of the driveway for me . I usually shovel it myself because I have the time and like the exercise, but this dump of snow was too much for me. It's been snowing all day but seems to be easing off now . More tomorrow and Wednesday . Looks like we'll be having a white Christmas this year.

It's been a great day to sit inside and knit and listen to Christmas songs, which is what I've been doing in between going out to shovel snow . I finished one of a pair mittens that and have started on the second one . Tonight will continue on Casey's scarf . I sent out the scarf for the Ravelry scarf exchange yesterday . The only pic I have of it is wrapped up in that shiny red package . Yep , so anxious to send it out didn't take any other photos . Something else that 's now official - I'm losing my mind/memory .