Monday, February 11, 2013


Weather has been milder here after the last bit of snow. Today started with thunderstorms but now a chilly wind is moaning around the corners of the house and rattling windows. Climate change must be a significant element since we in the Midwest are having very unseasonable weather. The blizzard on the East Coast seems a typical winter occurrence.

Anyway, I have finished my stalled hat, which will be a birthday gift for my youngest. I could not sleep last night with the thunderclaps, so I knit the body of the hat and finished the decreases today. It is a snug lace beanie pattern called Boardwalk by Elizabeth Pedersen which I found as a free download from I used Cascade 220 yarn in a lovely ruby, color #9404. I enjoyed the pattern although I had a bit of trouble with the decreases counting out. It does look quite nice and I will probably make another. My model "Aloise" was a fun Christmas gift, so she will be showing off my hats from now on. Do click on the photo for a better view of the knitted stitches.

I am working on another short story. Unfortunately, a bit of writer's block has hit so I thought I would get away from it for a while. My dogs, Emma & Wendy got a lovely damp walk this evening too.

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