While there are some things I like about winter, such as being able to wear wool (and lots of it), there are some things I'm tiring of this year...like snow forecasts of 8 inches of snow on a Monday. Are you kidding me? A Monday? Blech. We've had almost no snow all winter, and now it seems we're getting way more than a dusting lately.
I finally hooked up with my best friend for lunch yesterday. We exchanged Christmas gifts, ate more food than you'd think 2 people could pack away, and enjoyed a hand crafted beer at the local Belgian restaurant. The weather was glorious with blue skies, a warm sun and the snow from the last blizzard was melting in a very gentle manner. Spring was definitely in the air. After lunch, I drove her over to the new house so she could peek in the windows and kick the tires, so to speak.
I didn't watch too much of the games yesterday, though I did wax on and on about my new found adoration of curling. The waiter overheard me and told me about a curling club located the next city over and I tried and tried to talk my friend into going with me to check it out. She just smiled at me as though she were dealing with a human who has obviously gone over the edge.
When I make these mittens again, because I will, I will do the cuff cast on edge in a bright color. These would have been stunning if I'd done it in red. I'm speaking of the rolling edge at the cuff. When I'm finished, this will be folded under along the purled row and hemmed. I think if there was a peek of red in there, they'd have been amazing--like seeing a little peek-a-boo lace in an otherwise demure outfit.