We had a cold front come through last night. Yay! Yay! Yay!
Yesterday we had temperatures into the 70s and the temperature in my condo shot up to 78 degrees. So not cool. Today the high is supposed to be around 50 degrees with gusty winds. You know what that means . . .
Ahhhh . . . and it us supposed to get cold this week.
I finished the first half of the Midnight Lace Stole — see?
I’m working on the second half, though slowly. I seem to have hyper-extended a thumb somehow, so I’m taking it easy on the knitting right now. But I’m still loving this project. The pattern, while it looks complicated, is actually pretty easy to knit, and easy to memorize. And the Sea Silk is wonderful to knit. It’s so soft and drapey, with a gorgeous sheen. Yum.
Should I tell you that I have most of my holiday shopping done already? This year I made an effort to shop handmade — made a bunch of purchases from Etsy shops. And speaking of Etsy, check out TinkerandPo. Lisa of TinkerandPo makes geeky stitch markers, and other things like fingerless gloves from repurposed wool sweaters.
From now until the end of the year TinkerAndPo is donating 10% of all sales to Autism Speaks. Lisa is the mother of an autistic son, so she think it’s an important issue and also thinks it’s important for independent artists, designers and crafters to become involved in those issues that affect the health and well-being of the communities they create in. We are all interconnected, especially in the current economic and social climate, and as we’ve proven on many occasions, we are powerful in our numbers.
I couldn’t agree with you more, Lisa.
As long as I have my Cozy Cushions, I think I’ll be okay this winter!