I don't know what it has been like where you are, but here in Muskoka it has been a heckuva winter. Bitterly cold day after bitterly cold day has been a bit crazymaking. However, thanks to a good selection of winter clothes (mostly commercially made merino wool clothing and fleecelined spandex) I've been able to get out most days and the sunshine has been good for my soul.
I know I haven't been keeping on top of the blogging, it has been one of those things that never seems to make it to the top of my to do list each day. But after Frances mentioned my radio silence at the Pinecone Treadlers Guild last week, I thought I should check in with y'all.
My winter has been mostly filled with secret knitting (that will be coming out very soon) and my cat. Jack has really been settling down in the last little while, now that he a year and a half, he seems to be settling into his cat self. Still very bitey, but really sweet when he wants me to get out of bed in the morning or thinks I need a distraction at my desk.
While most of my knitting has been secret, I have been finding great enjoyment in the simple shawl at the top of the post, Line Break by Veera Välimäki. There is a real joy in simple garter stitch, nearly mindless but so centering.
Also, I've done a bit of a makeover on my apartment. With help from my sister, we cleared put away my clutter and removed some of my inheritated furniture that didn't fit my style or my apartment. I will do a bit of tidying so I can get a picture for you folks, but the punchline is that I LOVE the way it looks and I find myself inspired to keep it much tidier (and cleaner) than I have been.
So yes, I'm still here and very glad that it is now March. Which seems to be coming in somewhat Lambish (compared to the last two months) but rather Lion-ish compared to the seasonal averages, so hopefully we will see the ground sometime before April, although I'm not to hopeful on that one.