Listening to Willie Nelson's "Pretty Paper" while it rains and ices.
The rough, rugged beauty.

Happy Holidays to everyone.


Holiday Rush

Whew! Really busy right now!

Was in London for work. Had a great visit with the delightful Ali! Such effervescence and charm. A truly wonderful addition to the universe. Meeting a great blog friend takes the edge off of an intense, week-long training program.

Thanks Ali! :-)

Not too much else to report on. Many confidential projects. Did finish this Christmas stocking for sweet little Diego.

Used my classic sock pattern with a center cable pirated from the Lana Grossa Bingo Chine "Turnbacks" (aka Legwarmers). A great, hearty yarn and a cable I really like.

Next time I'll add fewer stitches to the heel. I think it looks a tad thick. I'll also limit myself to one color of red. Think the bright with the heathered looks a little messy. Knit and Learn :-)

Hope you all are having Happy Holidays!


It's snowing this morning. Just enough to be lovely. Poor little Ham (our cat) isn't wild about it. He wants to be out, but he really prefers to be in. I've tried to tell him that all the mice are sleeping but he doesn't seem convinved.

Heading over to London today for a training program. Without my guys until Saturday. Will miss them like crazy.

Been emailing with Ali and think I might be able to buy her a belated birthday drink. I met Ali through Swap-bot. The Kids Cooking swap was my first and I really enjoyed putting together a package for her and her boys.

This will be my first meeting of a friend from the blogosphere. I'm feeling a lot of pressure to be "interesting". Think I'll just stick with being my regular self. Pretty sure Ali will be fine with that :-)

Since I won't be able to post this week, keep yourselves occupied with the pure genius of Cute with Chris. His blog is also fantastic.