Did I tell you it's cold?

We have now had 9 nights of temperatures well below 0F. The pipes to the sink in the bathroom keep freezing and then thawing during the day -- thankfully without any breaks in the pipes yet. And, well, it is just cold.

This morning with the sea smoke and ice on the bay, it looked like a Monet painting with the soft pastels --

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                    P1000552

Tomorrow we are expecting a snow storm and 10-15 inches of new snow on top of the 20 or so already on the ground. The good news in that is that it won't be quite so cold.

Several of you emailed me thanking me for the Poppy's Flower pattern. I'm really glad you like it. I thought it might be a good idea if I gave you some of the particulars of the pattern --

SIZE: 8 in wide by 48 in long 

MATERIALS: 

500 yds cobweb or  lace weight yarn 

Beads: 250 seed beads -- 11/0 for cobweb weight yarn, 8/0 for lace weight. 

Size 2.25-3.5mm  needles -- needle size is very much a matter of personal preference 

GAUGE: 

8 stitches = 1 inch 

The amount of yarn is an approximation so don't hate me if you use  less.


I'll have progress pictures of some projects tomorrow. And pictures of the snow.

Stay warm!



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