Saturday, January 21, 2012
Winter is finally upon us. We had our first really significant snowfall yesterday, and the fluffy white sitting gently atop the green and brown surrounding our home is charming. Maybe it is because it is the slower time of winter, or maybe it is the clean slate of a new year, or maybe it is putting all the Christmas decorations away, but whatever bug plagues me also compelled me to clean out several closets this week, eventually delivering a backseat carload of things to Saint Vincent DePaul Thrift store. Even though I have more closets and an attic to conquest, the house feels a bit lighter. Good.
One of the closets most needing a good purge and reorganization was my knitting closest, the overflowing one tucked under the basement staircase. Now, all the worsted weight, bulky, decorative, and fingering weight yarns are nicely organized in easy-to-see and reach bags or baskets. In the midst of that, I found two skeins of bulky yarn leftover from a gray sweater I made for Alexis last year.
I found this pattern, tweaked it a bit to make it long enough to wrap and made myself a cowl, a free unexpected post Christmas gift to myself.