Whoa – definitely that’s what’s going on here. I opened the door just to see what it was like outside. 4 degrees – not exactly balmy open the door in your jammies weather! But it could be worse — and actually it will – starting tomorrow when we’re supposed to get snow to go with those lovely cold temps. But at least I wasn’t in the area where it was 15 below. 🙂 (just feels that way with the wind here).
So my first task of the day after shutting the door with no plans to open it again until Monday when I have to go to work — I went in search of the tension bar to put in the sewing room window. I haven’t figured out what quilt I used to hang up over that window opening but I pulled out the drapery fabric I bought long ago with the intentions of making curtains for either that window or my bedroom – can’ remember which but clearly I haven’t done it yet, But its a large enough piece that it’s hanging doubled on the tension rod – pools on the window sill so air can’t leak through there and is nice tucked down the edges. It has made a big different.
Second task – my feet were freezing sitting at the computer so go get dressed — not that the drying rack filled with wooly socks to be put back in the dresser drawer weren’t just 3 feet away from where I was sitting! DUH
Third task was to pull out the “heavy” shawl — my watching tv, sitting and knitting, hanging out on the back of my chair shawl. I had been using a different one which was made on a knitting machine and is much thinner. This is the “heavy” one – I made many years ago. It’s cozy and machine wash and dry so very practical to have around.
The rest of the morning — since it’s now just about noon — was spent doing a bit of Ravelry searching and a bit of EQ playing.
I have two different fabric collections I’m working on for Hoffman California fabrics to come up with quilt designs. One was super easy – when I saw the fabrics I knew the design for a quilt I was making for myself would be perfect with just a few changes. I like it when that happens.
The second – was a bit more of a struggle but I think the design I did this morning might just be a keeper – we will see what they say.
I then decided I wanted to knit a couple hats as gifts – nothing like procrastinating right! So I’ve looked at many men’s hat patterns and finally made a decision – and have now used the last of the printer ink printing it — drat add ink to my shopping list. I think the rest of today will be sitting in a chair hat knitting. I’m even going to break into some of my Wollmeise DK for these.
I also got a bit better photo this morning of the Greyhaven Cowl
A quick lunch, wind that yarn, and snuggle in for some movies and knitting. Hope you have a warm and snuggly day too. Perhaps it’s time to pull out the holiday movie dvds for the afternoon.