Saturday, February 10, 2018

Things To Love

I did get my snow day Friday, so that was the start of an awesome weekend! It gave me time to start on a project I am in love with: Winter Rose socks.
It is the first pattern in the Helen Stewart's Secret Sock Society. And isn't that yarn gorgeous? I won it in one of Andi's giveaways. The dyer is Great Lakes Tweed, and I know this isn't the last skein of this yarn I'll have on my needles. It is a joy to work with.

I went for a joyous walk Friday afternoon. I don't mind the cold at all when there is fresh white snow and a cerulean blue sky. And I've begun doing 20 minutes of yoga every couple of days, thanks to this DVD, which I've owned for years before finally putting it to use. 
I'm slowly making my way through Liz Steel's Watercolour Class, and it is both fun and transformative. One of my favorite exercises so far was painting my wardrobe.
And later today I'll be doing the only form of exercise I truly love: cross country skiing!

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, too. 

16 comments:

  1. Yay for the snow day! Isn't it funny how the cold is different when it is a beautiful snowy day. I remember that from when I lived in Chicago and in Boston. The blue sky makes all the difference!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day. I love the yarn and I can't wait to cast on the winter rose socks myself.

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  3. LOVE the watercolor! The way you make the garments jump off the page is just brilliant.

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  4. Love the watercolors of your wardrobe. Hope you enjoy your time outside.

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  5. That yarn and that pattern are perfect for each other!

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  6. I once enjoyed cross country skiing, but then my knees started giving me problems and skiing stopped.

    Love the bright-colored yarn - perfect for a snowy day.

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  7. Have fun in the snow and enjoy that bonus snow day! You are the second person I know doing that sock pattern; I may have to cave and try it, too!

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  8. The sock looks like a lot of fun and the color is wonderful!
    I'm glad you had a bonus snow day on a Friday even!
    The watercolor wardrobe idea is very cool!

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  9. You sound really really happy!!! I love the orange socks. Im all socks right now. I did all the snow blowing again today. it was fun. Beats shoveling!!

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  10. gorgeous orange yarn!! lucky you being a winner :) go you on the yoga! Starting is the hardest part if you ask me.

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  11. Fun yarn and looks like a great pattern. Love your wardrobe sketches. YAY for X-country skiing. I'm envious.

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  12. I love that yarn color! It is like a shot of Vitamin C, the perfect thing for a cold winter day!

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  13. Great stuff! That yarn is beautiful and I love the 20 minutes of yoga approach! One day I will try cross country skiing. I hope I can do it! Your water colors look great. Keep up the great work :)

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  14. Yay! You got your snow day! :) I was crossing my fingers for you.
    I cannot tell you how happy I am to hear that you are enjoying knitting with that yarn. It is one of those things where I can tell someone how great a yarn is, but until the experience it, they won't know. Bonus the dyer is just the kindest and most talented dyers. You chose a great pattern for it!
    Your watercolor looks amazing!

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  15. gosh that yarn is pretty!!! what a great way to spend a cold snowy stay at home day!!!! and good for your yoga commitment....!!!

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  16. That is great it was a snow day! That must be an exciting moment when you realize you have more time at home than you thought. I love those socks so far and that is great you won Andi's giveaway! congratulations! :) Hope you had a good time cross country skiing, I used to love it in elementary school and would love to go do it again sometime!

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