March is certainly coming in like a lion in Wisconsin. At 6 p.m., the temperature is 8, but it feels like -6. Monday's high is predicted to be 1 degree -- that's before a 12-mile-a-hour wind is figured in.
This cold weather has helped me stay home much of the weekend to write IEPs. I'm not complaining about the weather -- not yet at least. Winter is the best time for knitting. Someone went to town knitting and crocheting this yarn bombing not far from my house:
In between work sessions, I've done some rows on my Free Your Fade shawl, which I want for summer travel. I have quite a ways to go, but I think I can finish by July.
I love to sit by the window and do the hand-embroidery on my latest quilt. Here's a sneak peak:
Cold weather is perfect for reading with a cup of tea, don't you think? I picked up these two books yesterday at my LBS (local bookstore), and had the honor of being the last customer checked out by the founder of Room of One's Own. I thanked her profusely for this amazing bookstore, which has been in operation since 1975. Thankfully, the employees bought the store so it will stay open.
I really should take notes when I read blogs because I'm pretty sure I heard about the TV show "Trapped" from one of you. It's set in a remote town in Iceland during a blizzard -- and it's very good. Last night, the cats both hung out on my lap while we watched. This is a rare treat as Nagi generally prefers Keith.
I do want to thank whoever mentioned this show. Keith and I are really enjoying it. The first season is streaming on Amazon Prime right now; there is a second season, which The BBC aired at the beginning of the year.
The dialogue is in Icelandic (with English subtitles) and English. The characters switch frequently between the two languages. So, I have been able to knit while I'm watching.
By next weekend, I hope that the temperatures are milder and that my IEPs are finalized. Then I will feel like spring is around the corner.