When the days are as nice as they've been, I want to spend time outdoors. The snow isn't deep enough to snowshoe and it's been a bit too icy to want to strap on the X-country skis. That leaves walking, and it's been just perfect. With a pair of gaiters and layers of clothing, the woods are warm and out of the wind, but it rips across the fields. Even so, the temperatures are about right. Just as the snow started to fall yesterday, I drove visiting family the 1 1/2 hrs. (or so) to the airport. By the time I made it back across to the Kingdom, the roads were covered and slick. Everything was blanketed in new snow. As what seems to be the pattern of all storms this winter, by morning the temps had risen and rain was making it a heavy to remove mess. By late afternoon, fog rolled over the hills, and wow! another beautiful walk.
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions for the use of the cranberry dyed yarn. About the time I was going through books searching around, my sister mentioned a scarf she had just finished. It was lacy. I wanted lace. It won't begin to use all 900 yds. but it looked like fun. It is. I've gotten the first three repeats done. It isn't long enough to see the color shifts in the yarn yet, but they're coming. The anticipation is keeping me interested. I missed having a lace project on the needles. It's a good project to offset the stockinette Funnel Neck. A little of this, a little of that.
I worked for longer than I was happy, trying to chart the pattern on the computer. I mad my "graph" using word, then tried to fill in the little 'cells'. Hours, I tell you. With 54 sts, to the pattern, I couldn't keep it on the page. Finally. I just charted it by hand. If anyone has experience using a program for this, let me know, please.