this is the story of our life at "Rosevale on the Palouse Prairie" in eastern Washington State, and my love affair with all things fiber/fabric.
'BeanQueen' you might ask, well in my previous life I was the curator of the Phaseolus Germplasm Collection (beans native to the western hemisphere) in the United States. My lovely #2 sister gifted me with my 'autre nom'.
Friday, January 11, 2013
A bit more cold to come
We've had a bit of snow and now it is cooling down again. It was 18 F here this AM and we had about an inch or so of snow last night. It covers all of the melted and then re-frozen patches making walking a bit tricky out there.
The chickens are weathering OK, still get 1-3 eggs per day, so I can't complain. They seem to like the heat lamp in the house - they stay inside most of the time, only venturing out when it looks as if there may be some bare ground appearing.
I am still working on my goals fo 2013. Most of them, of course, will be just to maintain the gains that I made in the past year, but I believe my focus this year will be on the ways to make our lives the most enjoyable, even through difficult times. I guess one could title it "Count one's blessings!".
I'm in middle of the sock designing & knitting - they are simple socks, so anyone will be able to do them. I'll post the pattern on Ravelry when I'm finished. I've got my dad's sweater all done but for grosgrain ribbon stabilization & buttons - will try to get the supplies for that this weekend. The craft room organization and logging goes on. I still am not sure exactly how to reference everything so I'll be able to locate it easily (or relatively easily, I guess).