I walked out of the door of my apartment today to hoar's frost blanketing the city. After seeing this since I was a kid I never knew what it was called until my friend Leslie told me the name today - at first I didn't realize how it was spelt... I was running around like a headless chicken all day so I didn't get to take photos until I was on my way home so here are some I took at the university. I feel like I'm in the Chronicles of Narnia in this sort of weather except with temporary fencing and rootbeer like slush on the roads.
I thought I'd also share the progress on the most recent painting I've been working on. A few posts back I showed the first few stages - this is where I started and finished today. It's now upside down and I may keep it that way...
And here are the ladies of tonight's knit night with their most recent creations!
Kerri is apparently disgusted by hers - but actually it's her 'practice piece' - she's perfecting her basket weave, argyle, and pavillion stitches.
Katie is trying out the basket weave stitch.
Leslie is in town from Rhode Island so she wanted to do a one night project - a headband!
And I am in bewteen projects - next week I hope to start knitting a toque - so I am possibly making a scarf? Or a scowl? It will turn into something - it's pretty wool anyways :)
On that note, I am also amongst a handful of talented ladies being featured on the Freckled Nest blog right now! Each artist has shared something they have made recently and there are giveaways from select sellers! I have shared a 'How-to-Scowl' Pattern (below) and am giving away a pair of 'puff' knitted earrings. Check it out here and enter to win!
To end off I'd also like to bring something a little bit more serious to your attention - Haiti is in need of a lot of assistance right now and in case you are unsure of how you can help I would like to bring a smaller organization to your attention. This past year, Darrin went to Haiti to volunteer at an orphanage with a group called the Haitian Education Project. 'HEP' is a non-profit organization that "seeks to increase educational opportunities, thereby raising the economic and social status of the Haitian people." With the latest earthquake, 'HEP' is sending out shelter boxes that include two ten person tents, sleeping bags, water purification kits, water carriers, cooking equipment, among other necessities to help those affected. For more information visit The Haitian Education Project and if you are interested in donating you can find information on the shelter boxes and how to donate here.
Thanks guys! Over and out!