I know that 37 degrees doesn't seem cold to everyone who doesn't live here, but I think it should at least count as chilly, right? I mean, we're talking frost on the ground that doesn't disappear as soon as the sun hits it. And I took the dog walking, which means I was outdoors, which should count for something, right? Right?
OK, I also know that I've turned into a wimp since moving down here, and I should just hush up now.
I was going to entitle this post "loot", since that's what I'm going to show you. I am doing some knitting, but I have no photos yet; I'll show you some of the kimono the next time I post, I promise. Before I show you my holiday gains (in the fiber realm, people, you don't want to see any of my other gains, I guarantee it), a picture or two from the adventure that Rick and the girls took on New Year's day.
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You can imagine me gritting my teeth in frustration right now. The recent upgrade of my computer to Leopard (not my idea, I should mention; my general theory about computers is, if it ain't broke, leave it alone, look the other way, knock on wood, and don't talk about how not broken it is lest the Computer Fates hear and decide to punish me for hubris) has caused some serious strife to arise between my camera and my computer. Sometimes things work just fine. Sometimes, for no readily discernible reason, the computer refuses to load anything from the camera at all. Sometimes, apparently (this is a new trick as of this very moment), the computer will upload the photos, merrily save them to a file, and then refuse absolutely to allow me to manipulate or open them, even though it will show me the thumbnails of the inaccessible photos. Grrr...
Just tried again, and nope, no uploads. So, what I would have shown you is a series of quite adorable photos of the girls in ski gear on a chair lift. They all went skiing, which I so wanted to do as well, but I decided that discretion was the better part of valor in this case, and stayed home to nurse my cold. It is finally starting to get better, for which thank goodness, because I was tired of feeling bad. They all had great fun, and are already planning another trip sooner rather than later, so I should be able to join them for that one.
I also would have showed you pictures of my new Golding spindle (scroll down to the Celtic ring spindle), which I am loving. Between that and my turkish spindle, I'm very happy, although I'm sure I'll be keeping my eye out for more; sometimes I like the portability and flexibility of spindling as opposed to using one of my wheels. I also would have shown you the lovely roving that Rick got me to go with the spindle (so wise, my husband; he also apparently carefully considered the spindle's weight, given that I like to spin and use slightly finer yarns, and got me one that wasn't too heavy -- does he pay attention or what?). He and the girls also got me some yarn, which I'm dying to dive into, but I've promised myself to get some things off the needles before starting anything new (we'll see how long I hold out). I might also have shown you the little present (mine's a gorgeous blue) I got for myself from The Loopy Ewe. And last but not least, I might have shown you a present that I got from my sister-in-law, which is serving me well as I plan my foray into designing and knitting my very own sweater just for me.
So, there you have it. The post that would have been, had my camera and computer not gotten all snippy. I think I'm going to go knit now and let them sit in time-out. That'll show them.