Monday, January 11, 2010

5 things...

1. Finally a picture of some knitting. The Seaman's Cap made with Ultra Alpaca from Berroco. I love to knit this hat. It's quick and easy and oh so warm!


2. It's been quite snowy and cold here in the Northeast. We had two days of Lake Effect which dropped 2-3 feet of snow. Then we had freezing drizzle and then more snow. What occurred in the surrounding hills was a gift of pure beauty. My boys were tired of me stopping the car and making them look at the trees. The sky was very grey and the trees were crystal white. Ryan finally declared that "this is what Narnia would look like!"


3. We saw an old friend this weekend. A woman that had been in a horrific car accident a year ago. The boys know her as the "lady at the library and Stevie's grandma." She wasn't expected to live yet, walked into the hockey rink to see her grandson play. Ryan was excited to see her and said as much to her. I was pretty proud of him, knowing that it made our friend and Ryan feel good.


4. I'm reading The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. It's a great read and was on many top ten lists last year. I highly recommend it.


5. I've been attacking the lists this week. Weeding out and donating unwanted and unused items around the house. I need to do it when my husband is off at work, otherwise, nothing would ever be given away.

Here's to a productive week!

15 comments:

RW said...

love the hats.
I am working on weeding out the unnecessary and giving it away ... project.

Holli said...

Oh, your photos!! What beauty! And thanks for the book recommendation - sounds like a good one.

Rachel said...

I can see why you kept wanting to stop and take pictures...those trees are beautiful! And I somehow I hadn't heard of that book yet...putting it on the list. Thanks for sharing!

TD wool design said...

so pretty with all that snow!
i do the tossing of things when mine's at work. better that way. otherwise nothing leaves.

Jessica said...

Lake effect has been treating us the same--I should knit up a hat like those to keep me warm!!

Danielle said...

Love the hats, and you have some really beautiful photos... We are sure getting the full winter effect in the North East, as usual!

rosemary said...

great looking hats....another one that i want to knit.
love your "narnia" pictures!
i'll have to check out that book...thanks!

MadMad said...

Cute hats and great pics of the snow... it really IS pretty. It stinks that it has to be so cold, though... (love the story about the library lady, too - so glad to hear she's OK!)

Cindy said...

these pictures are so wonderful. i am so jealous of everyone's snow, its snowing everywhere it seems but here, pacific nw. just rain. your hats are super cute!

Anna Ander said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And Ryan and I are on the same page as far as this winter's concerned! It's Narnia all over the place – even if we're worlds (well, almost) apart.

Good luck on the weedling out!

t does wool said...

I love your 5 things...I always do Jane ;)

kim said...

Incredible photos - especially the first one.

stitching under oaks said...

beautiful photos...i laughed because i do the same thing with my kids! your hats turned out great and it looks like they'll be getting lots of use!

michele said...

the hats look so warm and cozy. needed in all that winter weather.

i'm glad you stopped for those photos - they are beautiful.

Sandy said...

those pictures are absolutely stunning, jane. the scenery is lovely, but your camera skills are pretty awesome...i must say!
i'm attacking things around here this week, too. but my giveaway and toss out piles are just not big enough.