When I leave the house on cold wintry days, you can bet I'm dressed for the weather. This is the time of year that is most fun for an obsessive knitter grrl. The first knit item I happen to don is a pair of socks...only socks that are knit by hand touch my toes...they are the best way to stay warm (and happy). Since I've been knitting socks for about a dozen years it is easy to get through a month with a fresh pair daily.
Dressing for the out of doors is the best, if you're an obsessive knitter. First I slip on mitts, to add a layer of warmth, under my sweater (hand knit, of course) or jacket (because I don't have a sweater for every single day. If it's especially cold a pair of gloves (hand knit, too) slip easily over the mitts and I could win any snowball fight because of the extra layer of wool. On many winter day, the addition of a scarf is the only other thing needed to keep me warm and cozy.
Since I'm not a fan of heavy winter coats, the mitts, scarf and a vest (microfiber in this case) take me through the milder days of winter. (Don't you think a nice hand knit vest, like this one, would be just the thing to add to my queue?) On occasion, if one spends long periods of time out of doors, the addition of a hat is nice to protect the ears.
For an bit of elegance and warmth, I wrap up in a and beautiful, long stole and I'm ready for anything the weather can dish out. Go ahead...call me crazy, eccentric and/or obsessive... I can handle it. I am warm and happy!
Now for a few words about some of my pals. Carole has done so much for KUO as I've been too busy to help. Thank you, Carole! Make sure you let her know if you knit for charity during the two weeks of KUO. You could win a prize!
It's Birdsong's Blogiversary and she's giving away wonderful, fibery goodies. Make sure you comment... you could win!
Chris is having a contest and if you write the best Personal Ad for her you could win a music mix. She mixes up the best CDs! Chris challenge me to have a martini and enter the contest. I did....she might be a bit sorry.