Saturday, December 20, 2008

White Christmas

We are going to have a rare white Christmas this year. The temperature has been ranging from 0 down to -10C over the past week. There is about 30 cm. of snow on the ground and more expected. The family arrives today and I am so excited to have the grandkids here for the holidays. Say good-bye to peace and quiet!

Cold rose hips:

Need to knit a few more:


Monday, December 15, 2008

Best Laid Plans and Winter Drawers On

I started this blog thinking that I would hone my writing skills. I am realizing that honing doesn't happen in a vacuum. I guess that's where discipline comes in, not one of my strong points. Maybe (see???) I'll make blogging at least weekly my 2009 resolution.

Winter has arrived. We had 4" of snow yesterday and it is -5C. Not cold by prairie standards but cold for us wet coasters. The grey skies have cleared today and the sun is shining which makes it all much more bearable. I must admit I like having an excuse to bundle up in handmade woollies, sit by the fire and knit. What's not to like about that?

I have been knitting a LOT. One (or more) could call it obsessive but I prefer to think of it as being disciplined. HA! One of my proudest projects is the Cobblestone Pullover I knit for hubby. Perfect fit and all round great knit.

There have also been Amigurumi toys:

Christmas tree ornaments:

A dress and cardie for granddaughter:

Rowena cardigan for me, diaper soakers, scarf, fingerless mitts, fingered mitts, felted purse and bowl, etc., etc. All on Ravelry.

And last, but definitely not least, a new grandson arrived in September! Number three in the 'cutest grandbabies on earth' series.