If the sun hadn't come out in all its glory, if they day hadn't been deliciously warm, if my first full day out of the house hadn't been so fun, so nice, (including a new haircut), it may have been a pretty disastrous Saturday.
click (see the snow blowing off the peaks?)
A snow covered park, with a fabulous view and lots of lovely sun seemed like a good spot for a photo shoot, but as it turns out, all the pictures were less than good. It was nice to stand in the sun, feel it on my face, see the snow blowing off the mountain peaks, and enjoy the warmth of a beautiful day. For that alone, I will not complain about poor pictures. I also taught my first needlepoint class (something I've been doing for the last 13-14 years) since mid-December. It was wonderful to see the students who were very happy to see me, too.
However, more disasters commenced once I returned home and sat to rest, relax and knit. The Chevron scarf I thought would be crazy fun and perfect for PSIII, just doesn't float my boat. It shall be frogged forthwith. The Hot Flash STR will likely become a pair of Monkey Socks (or maybe Pomatomas) instead.
The beautiful new lace project I started became such a mess it had to be frogged (twice) and reknit. Thankfully it is now back on track (because it was restarted on Sunday?). I'm very excited about this project because the pattern and yarn were created by Susan. She spun the yarn last year, but wasn't fond of the pinkish color (much to my delight). Details to come.
As I was folding up my beloved Seaweed I found a hole caused by broken yarn. (I may remember catching it in the car door.) Surely it can be fixed, but it does break my heart, as it's my favorite warm wrap and it was just 'one more thing' to furrow my brow.
After spending much of Saturday afternoon choosing patterns, coloring a few ideas, and starting the sleeve of EPS, it became apparent that my choices were less than good, in fact, they stunk. Frogging ensued, planning will continue.
There are two flights of stairs in my house and, let me tell you, in my current state it is very difficult to navigate both at one time. The best way to handle the problem is to stop off in the kitchen for a nice treat (green tea and dark chocolate anyone?) and then head up the second flight of stairs. It's rather a nice way to go.
Sunday started out cloudy, became rainy in the late morning, and then turned into a beautiful day! The predicted bigass storm may produce less than thought or may fall apart! Things just might be looking up.