Oh I swear I am not going to talk about the weather anymore. I won't mention the 6 inches of snow they are predicting tonight, the freezing temperatures, the grey days and gloomy evenings. I won't mention that all my photos seem to have a yellow tint from all the lights we need to have on during the day. I'll spare you because you know, this is February.
Instead I'll talk about the world's frothiest cup of chai. There should be a competition, I would definitely win. I'll tell you how the kids love the frother as much as I do because it does make the very best hot chocolate. And let's chat about knitting! There is so much to say about this new project; how it takes forever to knit one row but how I love it anyway; how time consuming it is to slip on each bead but how each one feels like a little reward; how good it feels to learn something new, something difficult and how that three inch section above took me six hours to knit. It is a good, good thing this is going to be a Christmas present.
I spent Sunday afternoon at the mending basket, sewing on missing buttons and de-pilling sweaters, this is the very best de-fuzzer and given the many hand knits in this house it gets a good work out. And I made a little wooden bead trivet with my daughter. We just used the wooden beads and leather cord on hand. I got the idea from here. I also taught myself how to sew triangles, inspired by Erin. Oh that was so hard! I sewed them into rows and then as I sewed the rows together, off came all the points of the triangles. I just couldn't figure it out and it was getting a little tense in the art room. I used this pyramid ruler and finally with the help of this tutorial figured out where I was going wrong. Now I love triangles and all is well once again.
Two more rays of sunshine are the lovely women who have returned to blogging! Kyrie (from Are So Happy) is back to blogging at Mead & Daughters and dear sweet little Claire is once again (though sporadically) posting at Pandora Pocket. What a treat to see pictures of my Godson, Stanley and the adorable, Polly.
Another sweet thing is my new blog banner. Cute, right? It was long overdue.
That's the thing about these long, cold and dark winters. It is easy to dismiss them but, really, there are so many good things that happen in these months and when I look out into the world I am always taken aback by the beauty to be found at this time of year.
Happy February friends,