I love snow. This morning Bob & I had coffee in the hot tub while it snowed like crazy on us. And snow makes me want to knit (even more than normal). Plus it makes everything look clean & fresh.
I am please to announce I have another Matchless spinning wheel at the shop. I received two yesterday, but one has already sold. I have ordered another Matchless and a Saxony-style Schacht-Reeves wheel. I just love the "old-fashioned" look of Saxony wheels.
If you're in need of a calendar for the new year, I have Interweave Knits The Sweater Workbook 2012 wall calendar. Every month has an analysis of a different sweater type - drop sleeve, raglan, top-down, etc. - and the pros and cons of each, as well as helpful hints. There is lots of room for writing appointments on each day, too.
If you are looking for a last minute gift to knit, I have dyed some Yeti in Christmas red, green & white. This will knit up really quickly, and definitely puts one in the spirit.
I have more Interlacements "Rick Rack" on order, as well as more Toasty Toes and Spider Web. I presently have a Toasty Toes sweater on the needles at home (Chic Knits Eyelet Cardigan) and I LOVE THIS YARN! It is a pleasure to knit with, both for its texture and color. I am using the "Oceans" colorway.
On the needles at the shop, an HPKY giant skein in Turandot colorway that I am knitting into a throw for the shop couch; the classs project for the Provisional Cast On & Kitchner Stitch class; a Feza Alp Oriental sweater, and a few other UFOs that I will - eventually - finish.
Purrls of wisdom: kittens are not born with brakes. It is an acquired skill.