We had a second go around(or could it be snow around?) this week.  I can't tell you when the last time was that we had 2 big snows this close together. Infact, one big snow a winter is about normal for south central Kansas.
    Just beautiful.  A blanket of  white, brings out the color in everything else.  The most subtle shades glow. And the brights knock your socks off.  Mr Cardinal is a streak of red.  You can imagine the flames following him across the sky.  There is something magical about a snowy day especially if you get to stay inside out of the cold. 

    So with that said, I'm inside working on Lucy's dog sweater.  It is worked from the rump up. I am working on it as the computer uploads photos.  Tweed stitch is going great.  It looks so good in both sides, I just don't know which side is the front side.  Do dogs have opinions about such things?

     Here is the super fine merino combed top that I dyed & spun last week.  Seed beads are plied into it.  Do you agree with me that I looks a little like small pearls on an oyster shell?  I think that it would knit or crochet into a lovely shawl.  It is a sport weight.



    Welcome to the "Blizzard of OZ".  This is the third day that I have been snowed in.  Such a strange thing in south central Kansas. We have a truck, which is being driven by my husband. But even it is being parked just off the road.  The Mini Cooper is staying in the garage until it is safe for it to come out and play.
    Our new dog, Lucy, likes small amounts of snow.  But when the snow as tall as she is, well that is different.

    I've been having quite a lot of fiber fun.  Spun up some lovely merino combed top with beads.  They honestly look like pearls in an oyster shell.  Finished knitting a baby owl with an egg shell.  Soooo cute.  Trying to decide if I work on a copper cardigan with leaves at the yoke or start a dog sweater.  The dog is kind of winning at this point.  Just look at those eyes.  Maybe I'll get out tomorrow.

Water and Ice


There has been a lot of water under the bridge since the last blogging.  Halloween was spooky.  Thanksgiving was bountiful.  Christmas was a whole bunch of folks that I love.  New Years, lots going on, but I was sick.  My family asked me if I heard the midnight  ringing of the old school bell?  No, I had taken NyQuil and slept blissfully.  January, I drove my folks southwest for the winter.  Saw some beautiful sunsets there, only one sunrise.  Valentines was sweet.  Presidents Day has come and gone.  I am still here.  February is my favorite month of the year.  I think that is so because it is pivotal for the seasons.  You know when you survive February that spring will come soon.  I saw the first robin of the year Sunday morning.  His puffed out his red breast  at me from the top of the tree in the backyard.  Tomorrow and Thursday, they are forcasting snow and ice for us.  Possibly 10 inches.  Poor old robin's going to freeze his beak off.

Color rocks my world.  God did a wonderful thing by making color and giving us eyes to see it with.  I've been dying up some springtime colors of Knittybits sock yarn and combed top.  I  look forward to more color and  fiber this spring.
Freshly spun blue faced leicester.

Great Weekend!


Fiber Christmas in July outside of Tulsa was a wonderful time.  Saw some old friends and made new ones.  There's lots going on in the fiber/knitting/textile world in that part of the country. I Heard many positive comments about the classes.  And I saw and felt lots of wonderful fibery goodness.  I'm intrigued by sari silk for spinning, which I purchased.  I'll try my hand at it when I get the time,before the end of the week.  A special thanks to all who stopped by my booth and patted the hexi-puffs.  You know who you are.  And I'll plan on seeing you again next year.