Monday, February 2, 2009
My run this morning was an icy, crunchy, wind-in-your-face-to-make-my-eyes-tear kind of run. Nothing horrific like tales I hear from the mid-west and such, but cold enough to inspire me to order some fluffy bulky yarn and knit a sweater for my daughter.
Above is the test swatch for gauge. It will be a turtle neck sweater, cropped at the midriff with long, bell-like sleeves, full of cables and baubles--pattern from Vogue Knitting.
I have Tucson at the end of the week to look forward to however. Forecast below:
Not too shabby! I'm going out this year to join the hoardes who search for gems, beads, jewelry and supplies each year. I'm hoping to find scads of yummy new stones for 2009 creations. My sisters and I are all meeting out there to make it a little reunion and winter getaway at the same time. I have several books ready to read while lounging in the sun and I suppose I'll pack the sweater I'm making as well. I'll post a few pics on my return and maybe some while I'm there.
I'm promised good internet service at the resort where I'm staying so I am leaving my shop open. All items purchased while I'm gone will enjoy free priority mail shipping in the US and a deal on expedited shipping for Valentine gifts. To have an item shipped before I leave, please order by Tuesday at the latest.
A couple of recent posts in my etsy shop here:
A few beauties to warm your winter, perhaps? Thanks, all--signing off!