Sunday, March 3, 2019

Still Winter Here

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.


  1. Glad you are safe and warm with cats and Amazon.

  2. Love the first color you've chosen for your Fade. Perfect for springtime. I got quite a giggle with your kitty photo.

    We are also getting a blast of winter. It is snowing tonight and the day was so grey only knitting got done. It is just too dark in the house to do my cross stitching (even WITH a light).

  3. Bitter temperatures here today and tonight as well. It snowed all day yesterday. I loved looking out the window at the gently falling snow, usually it's coming down sideways. I haven't heard of Trapped, do I'll look into it.

  4. That yarn bombed tree is just gorgeous!
    I can't wait to see your latest quilt. I am going to go back and look at your earlier posts on them because now I am very curious about the process.
    Thanks for the info on the series. I am in a show hole right now and that sounds just like something I would like.

  5. What cute kitties!! Your Fade will be perfect for summer - that first yarn us do pretty. And your quilt - OH my! So colorful.

    Thanks for the Trapped recommendation - sounds good.

  6. Brr! That's cold!
    Your fade is coming along nicely and that quilt! Wow! It's going to be gorgeous! Hope you can stay warm.

  7. It has been a strong Winter around here also. One snow storm after another and the very cold has been cancelled the last two Sundays. Today blowing grocery shopping and must rely on powder milk, it's that or have my own cow. Lovely kittens!! I will check the show "Trapped" it sounds great. Stay warm!

  8. Winter is very lion-y here too! I love your stitching, you truly inspire me!

    Also - I loved Trapped!

  9. Oh I will check out that show. It wasn't me! Kitties look so relaxed!

  10. Nothing like a good tv show with kitties on your lap and knitting in your hands!

  11. I'll have to check that show out. I love winter so you are saying all the things I think about minus writing ieps. Lovely projects!!

  12. Your lap of cats is super cute. I just wrote Trapped down, thank you! I like how the yarn bombing was done in a seasonal knit, ha!

  13. Your WI lion arrived here last night! We woke up to snow this morning after 10 days in CA/AZ. That was after landing in the thickest fog I've ever seen from an airplane window.