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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Bag is Getting There

This is the way our winter is looking. Very very very snowy. With some ice thrown in for good measure. It's snowing again today. Spring is just around the corner - right??

These are the icicles on our back porch. One of them almost connected with the pile of ice on the deck. We keep knocking them down but back they come.

A little spinning has been done in between shoveling. I'm not as happy about the green/cream mix as I thought I'd be. The green is losing some of its distinctive colors. They seem to be washing away next to the cream. I won't have enough cream to finish plying with the green, so I think I'll make a small skein at the end plying the green with itself to see how it looks.

The Market Bag is almost done! This is such a fun pattern! I'm so happy to have revisited it and especially happy that it's going to a very thankful recipient. I just made a deal to barter the bag for two delicious cheescakes that will more than compensate for the cost of the yarn. Sam is a terrific cook and I can't wait! Besides, I've had way too much fun knitting this!

The Rowing Cat had an epiphany last week and decided that she wanted bangs! So bangs it is! She looks fantastic! (Do you know how hard it is to get a 15 yr. old to smile for the camera???) She went to a sleepover last weekend and got to surprise her girlfriends with the new "do"! We were going to go skiing on Sunday, but Mark hurt a muscle in his neck, so we had to postpone till next Sunday. I took the girls to see Bride Wars instead. It was cute!

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Oh Yes! There's going to be a new Dr. Who! What do you think? Don't know who he is??? You should! (The Rowing Cat thinks he's kind of cute!)


knittingknirvana said...

Spring isn't far. The days are getting longer and January is more than halfway over. We can make it!!! :)

I can't believe how much older Rowing Cat looks!

LOVE the market bag!!! :)

Jknits said...

A new Doctor Who? But I like the one they have. Oh well, We'll give him a chance.

Love the bangs. Coincidently, my 16yo just gave herself some - maybe it's the new trend? Rowind Cat looks great. Very chic.

Lin said...

Those icicles are awesome ... I have never seen anything like them before!

Kylie said...

We have a heat wave at the moment so that snow looks pretty good from here.

You have been tagged!

catsmum said...

love the bangs! love 'em!!
and the icicles are awesome - it got to 115 degrees here yesterday so please send me some.
as to the New Who
- well I think he looks like a cross between David Tennant and that guy who played Adam in an ep of Torchwood with a bit of Chris Eccleston thrown in - interesting bony face
but he's SO young! it was bad enough lusting after DT at 18 years my junior but this one is younger than my youngest ... no it just won't do !

fitncrafty said...

Wondering what's the pattern for the market bag? Love it!!