Friday, March 20, 2015


Just in time for the first day of spring!  A cowl made of merino, camel, silk, and cashmere.

I finished a project that I'm very happy with.  It's called Stratum by Kate Gilbert,  from Winter 2014 Twist Collective.  I used Paulie from Shalimar Yarns in Juniper Berry.   I love the softness and drape of the yarn.  Although it was an easy knit, it had an unusual construction and it took me a while to figure out how to "sew the two flat sides together."

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The End is in Sight???

It's been a long, hard winter . . . and after a week of spring teasing, and lots of snowmelt, we have a wintry mix back today.  If you looked out the window, you'd still see about  a foot or so of snow on the level, and plow piles of 4-5 ft lining the roads and driveways.  But over the past week we've lost more than half of what was there. Our little town received just under 100 inches of snow so far this winter, which is just over twice our usual average.  Some communities got even more, especially those along the seacoast.  And it's been cold.  We didn't go above 30° for most of Jan and Feb. and were usually below 20°F.

To combat the winter blues, my husband and I went here:

And did this:

and this:

and we saw this every day for a week:

We went to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, for our February break and soaked in every minute of sun, sand, and temperatures in the low 80's° we could.  We left New Hampshire in the middle of a snowstorm that left us with 8 inches of new snow, and returned to temps in the 30°s. 

But at least the first day of spring is this week, and April isn't far behind!