Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,

wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin (1819-1900)

No fresh resolutions from our household, just a peaceful welcoming in of the new year.

Ben returned to college, and the house is quiet, and a bit lonesome, again.

We had visitors this morning. Harlan and Coleen came by, with their big pup, Khaki.
They bought new snowshoes, and wanted to walk in the arb.

They were out for more than 2 miles! Guess those snowshoes work!

They had a party to attend in the afternoon/evening, so they left Khaki with us. They left their snowshoes, too. So, we tried them out. These are wonderful things, these snowshoes! I like them much better than cross country skis.

Our dogs went out with us. We walked about a mile, just out in the pasture.

The view of the yard from the back of the property. Winter always gives me a new perspective...

All of the boys were hungry for their supper, after all that exercise.

Khaki's settling in very nicely.

I keep putting off a few projects.

Now, I MUST do them.

I'll start back on my carry around socks.

Not sure I want to continue two socks on two needles. It's a bit more futzing around than I want right now. Moves it away from totally mindless knitting.

The scandinavian baby sweater needs its button band. I'm not sure why I dread it so.

But I've got sweater fever. I bought the Rogue pattern, and I'm dreaming of the perfect yarn.


1 comment:

Jenni said...

Tonyia, that scandinavian baby sweater is adorable! Good luck with finishing it. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying all of your snow. I'm already tired of this darned cold. Too bad it's only January. I'll have to put up with it for quite a bit longer! Good thing I have plenty of wool to cuddle up with!