One of the reasons I love WNY is the variable weather... knowing in the heat of summer that in a few months you'll be shoveling 12" of snow. And visa versa. We just settle into the acceptance of that particular day's weather, and collectively complain that we can't stand it and convince ourselves that it's the most extreme heat/cold/humidity/snow/rain/drought we'veever had. But it keeps life interesting, right?
It's been a frigidly snowy few days here...cold like, Birdie's-paws-freeze-in-minutes-cold.
Actually, I haven't wanted to get my paws frozen either, so I've snuggled into knitting, and a warm fire. And a dog on my lap.
It's the kind of cold that demands knitting a large project which does double duty as a lap robe. Today, I went through the Unfinished Projects and reacquainted myself with Lady Eleanor. It didn't take me long to remember why entrelac and knitting with Noro Kureyon is as variable and interesting as our weather.
But earlier in the day, I decided I needed to tackle my circular needle mess.
Which I know drives my knitting friends CRAZY, and to be honest with you, drives me crazy, too. I have tried many means to corral these needles...my last attempt was using a zippered CD case, which didn't work out so well. In fact, it was such a disaster that it prompted me to think up a perfect, portable circular needle case that I could tuck into my knitting bag instead of hanging on the wall.
And so , my prototype:
What do you think? Can you suggest any other ideas that would make this needle case even more perfect?
January 12, 2011
Jacket Interruptus. At least until next week.
Interviews, and well, when duty calls, duty calls. So I have been up to my chef hat in pink cotton
So, how could I resist? When there's a need, and you can do it, you just do it.
Serve where you can...reach out to others with your skills to assist in something bigger than yourself.
My jackets can wait.
Oh, my gosh, don't you just LOVE that Lucy clip?