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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Yep, Still Cold.

We here in Wyoming are still shivering, though it is above zero today. Somehow though, with a bit more moisture in the air, 5 above seems chillier than yesterdays 5 below. I know, I sound a bit like an Alaskan whining about the cold. To be honest, though, I am not whining. Just stating the facts of the weather situation we are currently in. I have mixed feelings about the forecast that is calling for the return of warmer air. Yes, it would be nice, but on the other hand, the next time it gets cold again, You'll feel it all the way down to your bones. I think I prefer the Alaskan way when it gets cold, stays cold, and lets your body adjust to it.
Horrible picture of the two boys, but it was dark and the flash was needed.
My dogs on the other hand, I am sure would prefer the return of balmier weather. Especially Shiela who last month turned 18 years old. She has shown that her old bones do not care for the cold weather. Sadly her advanced age has me asking myself daily if I need to make the tough decision of making sure she suffers no more. Soon I fear I will have to make the choice. Then she acts a complete fool and runs with the boys to show them she still has it, even if it lasts very shortly.
Even now she chose to stay home on her bed and warm and comfortable while The Guy takes the boys down to the park for a romp. Of course, this morning she came with myself and the boys for a grocery run so I could make my wonderful vegetable salsa. And even now, as though she knows I am thinking such things she comes in to check me out and let me know she is available for petting and scratching.

I have been quite mellow in the kitchen this weekend. I decided not even to make bread today. My neck and shoulder have been bugging me quite a bit this weekend and I decided to give it a rest rather than beat on some dough.

I did however chop up my salsa so that by dinner time tomorrow it will be delicious. Don't worry, I will leave the recipe here.
I also made some ginger syrup for ginger martini's at yesterdays Wyoming Fiber Skeinks gathering. Ahhh, I love a good ginger martini. Though I make them very rarely. I think it has been at least 3 years since I last boiled up some syrup.

Last weekend I also wrapped up the couple of spinning projects I had going.

This is the Merino/Silk/Bamboo that I ordered from Huckleberry Knits.
I have about 700-720 yards of a 3 ply fingering weight yarn.
And then I have about 560 yards of the 2ply sport weight. Forgive me, I played with the colors on the second photo to try to match more of the beautiful purple tones of this yarn.
All the pictures I took even with different settings and natural light left this yarn looking more red than it is. It is a  more true deep purple that leans more towards violet blue than wine red. This was a 70% BFL and 30% silk oatmeal base that I purchased from Wool Gathering's.

Anyway, it's time to get up and stretch out my shoulder and neck again. Hope you all have a good weekend. And for those of the skeinks that read my blog, it was so nice to hang out with you yesterday.



  1. I do read your blog and I must admit that hanging out with you was nice as well. However, I'm biased...anytime I get to hang out with you, The Guy, and the Kids is quite nice. [Best regards to them, BTW.] And that ginger martini was grand. See you later. - Joe

  2. It was so nice to see you on Saturday and your ginger martinis were delicious! Hope your shoulder is feeling better.