As I am writing this I am looking out of the window to the lake and all I see there now is ice. The surface is still and blue and gray and the lake is gone, possibly until next spring, next May. The ice cover is new, not hard enough for skating but hopefully the snow will not come just yet and give us at least a day on the skates along the shore line. If temperature stays like this, -12 C last night, it will not take many days to build a solid ice to enjoy.
There is little bit of snow on the ground but not much. When I wrote you the last time and was wondering about the winter and when it would come, it started to snow the very same night and the temperature started dropping and has been down for a while now.
I have been doing all sorts of crafty things but mostly to wastebasket. Although it feels like I have been wasting my time I know that some of this wasting should be referred as investing because I have learned a great deal --- mostly about embroidering. There have been my biggest mishaps. But there was one successful moment and this cat is the outcome.Some drawing happened, very little produce, but lots of work. Fingering weight yarns are all over my workspace and at the time I cannot say which one is my very favorite. This here is Austerman Step.Step feels very woolly even though it has Jojoba Oil coating (--- it also has some Vitamin E added to it!???). (The beautiful turquoise there is Merino Wool dyed by Black Bunny Fibers if I recall right - the dyeing there is gorgeous.)This is interesting new acquaintance: Regia Hand-Dye Effect, color 6553. It is two plied, but the other ply is just a thread. There is no way to get bored with this yarn group there is so much variety and I have just scratched the surface.
This blog turned 4 years in the beginning of the month. Four years seems like a long time, and even though there have been few close calls of me dropping writing altogether I am very happy that I have kept writing and recording the knitting mostly. There are many things that I have gained; the most important being new friends and new skills and my life would be so much poorer without. So I thank you all for reading. This would be pointless without you.
Here is a glimpse of my yesterday morning. So no wonder I hanker for wool all the time. Wool remains to be good for the body, and for the spirit and for the soul. And I wish it to you all. As always. Lene
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