Thursday, February 15, 2007


My computer at home is completely broken now, and doesnt turn on, so I write from work when I take a break. But yesterday, due to enormous snow storms and every building in town being closed, I stayed home from work. I shoveled 22 inches of snow in my nightgown (too lazy to get dressed) and L.L.Bean boots three times yesterday and this morning still woke up to several inches on the driveway! My boyfriend - now my hero - stopped by at 8 am this morning and cleared the driveway for me, while I went over to my neighbour's and cleared her driveway for her. It's now cosy and warm in my office, and I have a nice cup of Jasmine Green tea in my Arts & Crafts mug (from Peet's Coffee and Tea in Boston) here by my side. I brought a big Orange from home, my favorite treat in the whole world. My window looks down on the courtyard of this old brick building, where the fierce wind is whipping around like a tornado and brushing impotent fists against the glass. It looks scary, but I can laugh at it because I'm inside!!

With all that time off yesterday, I was able to complete my garter-rib scarf. I can't remember if I told you the yarn - it is Jo Sharp's Alpaca Silk Georgette in a colour called Musk, which is really a very mauvy dusky lavender. If my computer worked, I would show you, alas.

I've now started on a new Jo Sharp pattern from her new spring book Knit, volume 2 It is version 2 of the shrug. I'm using a gorgeous deep green linen/kid-silk yarn from Louette yarns called Kid-Lin. Its really just a rectangle that you sew up at the end, leaving holes for your arms to go through. The only tricky part is measuring your back so you knit the width - which stays constant - the right size.

I have one more thing I want to knit for myself before March - Ysolde's Cloud Bolero I'm making this in Plymouth's Baby Alpaca.

Well, I must go back to work now. I'll miss you until I can steal a few minutes once again to write.

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