Winter is alive and well in the mountains of Utah. Saturday was partly cloudy with a slight chance of scattered snow showers, and a chill in the air, while patches of blue sky came and went. Caroline had arrived the day before, with Neena a bit later in the day and our plans for a weekend of fun came together.
We headed up to our favorite Sunday place Saturday morning, with Laurie, our Green Eyed Grrl, joining us for breakfast and the photo shoot. Caroline had been Laurie's Secret Pal last year and she had also 'met' Neena through my blog, and it was so nice to meet her face to face. We all felt like we had known each other for a long, long time and had a wonderful time visiting and laughing together. Smith also held up his end of the conversation and enjoyed having an entourage of fabulous women along for the day.
To make the weekend even more fabulous we had a delightful repast Saturday evening with Mr. Etherknitter and lovely Laurie, who came to our neck of the woods to ski for a few days. Feeling Laurie's arms around me for the first time was no different than being hugged by a long time grrlfriend. We were immediately talking as if we had been face to face many times. It was a fabulous treat to spend time with each and every one of our visitors.
pawed and ogled fawned over and gently touched by everyone. She enjoyed showing off her beautiful waves and swaying fronds in front of a large snow bank. (Click photos for a better view.)
Laurie kindly held Seaweed while I wrapped up to stay warm in her soft and luxurious wooly waves.
She is nearly 8' long and 28" wide and a very nice way to stay warm on a chilly winter day over a coat.
Seaweed is also warm enough to wrap up in on her own. She will be the perfect companion for cold days and cool nights.
Seaweed by Alice Starmore
Kit of yarn and pattern from Virtual Yarns
Yarn 2 ply Hebridean in Tormentil
Time to knit: Off and on for too long. The majority of this project was knit in 3 months.
The StashAlong made me see the error of my ways and helped give me the push to finish this knit, which has become a new favorite.
If you have a long time WIP, or two (or ten), that you'd like to finish then join Risa for her WIP Wipe Out!! She has made a goal to finishing up old projects and then to keep only 3-4 items on the needles. It's a good way to keep from being overwhelmed by projects.