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Snowed in in NY

Laura Jean in her new GAP-tastic Cowl! I saw this on Ravelry and started right away, I knew she would love it. I want to make several more, I would like to have one. She looks great in it, of course! The great part of having a huge blizzard in New York (that was fatefully handled badly by the Mayor) is that it has afforded me time to work in my yarn closet (big mess) and sort through some older projects and get to finish them!  I have been in since the day after Christmas when we got home just in the nick of time driving straight into the blizzard from Massachusetts.  I have the pleasure of having Dexter and Elle with me as well, what could be better? I  have been trying to make this scarf for Susan, it was just a request from her, without any pattern, I am not sure this is what she wanted but I think it is interesting! This is a triangular scarf/shawlette that I made as a result of seeing someone wearing a beautiful scarf under a leather jacket at the Rhinebeck Sheep an

The Goose is Getting Fat!

Christmas is coming...my sister just reminded me.  Wow that sneaks up fast!  I have been busy at work, knitting up a storm, Lindsay sent me some beautiful yarn and a pattern book (hint, hint) for my birthday.  Just in enough time to knit her a set of mittens for HER birthday!  I was thrilled that she came to visit with Brad, and she was thrilled to receive her mittens just in time for the bitter cold weather out in Chicago!  But before the visit from Lindsay and Brad, I was able to go out to Chicago and spend a fabulous four days with m y girls for Thanksgiving ! At which time, I gave Laura Jean her ultimate scarf, which was a specific request from her. I looked far and wide for the particular yarn to make this scarf and had no luck for the longest time. One night, I walked into my knitting class, and one of my "girls" came in with some yarn and put it on the table and said "I don't know what to do with this yarn, my sister gave it to me." The heavens opene