Monday, January 12, 2009


It has been wonderfully wintery lately with plenty of snow and chilly temperatures. We've had fresh snow every few days since we returned from our Christmas holiday. I've received many seed catalogues in the mail, but otherwise nothing is happening on the gardening front. Instead I'm enjoying the new snow by cross-country skiing whenever I can get away from school right after the students leave. There's a short window since students leave around 3:30 pm and the sun sets around 4:30 pm. Luckily this week we start our winter sports program with the students and I'll be taking a group cross-country skiing Wednesday afternoon. I don't get quite as much exercise this way, but it is still a lot of fun.

On the craft front, I'm trying to get moving on my sweater I started back on the fall. I thought I was close to finishing the body. Instead,it has been a many rows forward and a many rows back lately. I missed a line in the pattern to start ribbing and so knitted all Saturday morning during a training, only to figure out that evening that the 50 rows had to be taken out. I already have my eye on another sweater pattern I'd like to try, but I need to finish this one first. I've also started a scarf for myself. The last scarf I made myself was sometime back in 2003. I'm over due for a new one. I'll post more about it when I'm a little further along.


Marcia said...

Glad to hear you are getting to ski. Your blog has been quiet of late. I imagine you've been busy.

Ruth said...

I enjoyed my early morning visit at Greens and Jeans. You are a remarkable young lady. It made me think the "good ole days" when I was into gardening but never as creatively as you.