Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

Well, I am not the Post Office, but I am open for business. I will admit that I left home about 30 minutes later than usual, which meant that I did not get at the shoppe by 10 am. But I am here. And I love this weather! See, I am one of those crazy folks (are there others?) who much prefers winter to summer. Actually fall is my favorite season, but winter is next. I love the falling snow. I love the cold. I love the squeaky snow.

And while I am not with the Post Office, I was a police officer at the University of Anchorage in Alaska and many was the night I walked around at 20 below on the snow and ice with the Northern Lights overhead. So, cold weather in Michigan is nothing for me.

These are what I wore while I shoveled the sidewalk. The headband is from the Denmark chapter of the Ethnic Knitting Discovery book. We knitted the lice version out of Mission Falls wool. The mittens are the Double Cuff Mittens from Knit One, Felt Too. They keep your finger tips warm, which my gloves never do. Perfect for this cold weather.

So, here I am. It looks cold and deary, doesn't it? But inside, it is nice and cozy and waiting for you.


Susan Pandorf said...

No matter the season, she is still the "land of delight." Looking forward to stopping by next time I visit the family...

Have you seen my Cherry Country Shawl on Ravelry? It is my tribute to my beloved Leelanau.

It is the first in a planned three year cycle to premiere at the Fall Fiber Show at the Old Art Building. Next year is Petosky in beiges, taupes, sand colors and Lake Michigan blue stone (sort of a sea green to turquoise.)

So far, no one in the area carries the pattern, except when Chris Roosien of Briar Rose is in the area. Let me know if you are interested.


Marguerite said...

The shop website and this blog just scream "Come visit me, make yourself at home, browse around and buy some yarn!" Great photography.

I've been visiting your blog for a few months now, but don't remember what brought me here the first time. Maybe Ravelry?

Do we "know" each other from an Opal list?

Next time I'm in your part of the state I'll be sure and stop by and say hello.