Monday, January 15, 2018

A Lovely Long Weekend

Finally...snow! We didn't get a lot, but it was enough for Keith and I to hit the golf course to cross country ski. The tracks were skied-in -- as opposed to beautiful machine-made tracks -- but I'm not complaining. It felt so good to be out and moving across the snow.

I do love knitting on a long winter weekend, so I was able to make some progress on my Vintage Fairy Light socks:
And I'm slowing knitting rounds on the super-bulky Clara's Cape. In real life, the pink is more subdued than it looks here.
I made it to Madison Urban Sketchers for the first time in a while, and we had a record turn-out: 20 sketchers! We were at the Chocolatarian -- and, yes, this cafe is as delicious as it sounds -- on the West Side.
As we often do, my friend Tsela and I sat together, so we drew the same thing. You can see her drawing on the left and mine on the right.

However, it hasn't been all fun. I have been working on modifying a 100-question biology semester exam. Finals start Wednesday, so it will be a crazy week.

15 comments:

  1. Can you still ski near Spring Green? In the olden days that was a fun place to go (meaning mid-1980s).

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  2. Love your sketches! That sock yarn sure is pretty; what brand is it? That snow photo brings back lots of WI memories! Hope you are staying warm and that this week won't be too stressful!

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  3. Glad you got a little "fun time" in before the slog of tweaking an exam kicked in.

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  4. Your sketches make me so happy! I've gotten hooked on YouTube urban sketching group videos. They are a great stress relief. That fairy yarn is just too gorgeous. It looks magical. It must be fun to work with.

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  5. Love you sketches; so good to get out with others who will inspire to to draw! Hope the finals go well!

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  6. Your long weekend sounds blissful. I love both sketches, especially yours with the full view and the location information.

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  7. What a fantastic weekend. And, your sketching is wonderful! And, I just LOVE those socks!

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  8. Great weekend! I would love to cross country ski sometime, but being outside in the brisk air, that's divine. I love the name of that place, Chocolatarian! hehe. I'm glad you guys had such a good turn out and a good time.

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  9. Oh Now I want to cross country ski or snowshoe. Maybe.....Fireman and I will do it tomorrow. Let me check the weather! ! I love your sock colorway! so cheerful

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  10. Your sketches are always such a joy to see. And fairy light socks are a joy as well - love all the colors. Gosh, I have not cross country skied in years. I used to love it and it is such a good workout!

    I am so glad I no longer have exams!

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  11. I am amazed at your art!!! GAH! We got some snow too and it's lovely to look at and since it's not freezing cold, it's lovely to be in. I love your crafting :)

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  12. I love those socks! The pattern is so nice and I love the details and the colors are so pretty all together. Your sketches are so good, it sounds like fun to go and sketch people in a chocolatarian. I have never been to one, but now I want to! I love chocolate. Good luck with your crazy week!

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  13. By now your week is done. hope you can rest up this weekend. Love your sketching, you are so, so talented.

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  14. Hopefully your crazy week is over and you are relaxing this weekend.
    Your sketches and talent is amazing beyond words!

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  15. bet that locale had something to do with the great turn-out. I'm ready to go...and I don't even sketch! :)

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