Beautiful Michigan Thanksgiving!
And the terrible drive home in a blizzard:
We were very grateful to get home in one piece. Too bad I have to work today, or I may have been able to actually stay and visit my grampa for more than 18 hours. Sigh. The worse thing is, I hate driving in the snow, it is terrifying, and it is always snowing in SW Michigan, through which we must pass to get to Goompa's house. So that means I won't be seeing him again until the spring--that's a long time to be alone when you're 94 years old! It's worse because he got his license taken away after having a bout with heart failure, and has been striving to get it back, but many years of becoming set in his ways as a sloppy driver means he has failed his test the past 2 times. (probably a good thing for the general public, but not so happy for him as he lives in the country.)
I got a neat pattern book on Ebay:
I have always wanted to make Klaralund...
after seeing it on someone's blog, and now I have the pattern. I can't, however, even think of making it in scratchy Silk Garden--if Noro makes anything non-scratchy, I'd be all over it, but I may go for using my favorite, Nashua Wooly stripes tweed. I'll have to think about it :)
There are some other fun patterns in the book, like the zigzag coat on the cover, and this shawl and bag:
I finished some cool items that I will post pics of as soon as I know DD recieved them in the mail. They are her birthday present, and I don't want to spoil the surprise!
I made my grampa a dishcloth while we were there, in bernat handicrafter cotton. It is a very masculine colorway, with slate grey and two shades of dark brown in it. I think he was pleased. And, on the drive back, before the blizzard hit, I had started another four corners washcloth in that same colorway, and this time I think I figured out how to wrap the working yarn around the slipped stitches so there is not a huge hole-y line across the short-rows! yay. can't wait to see this one finished: I'll show y'all after my camera battery gets charged!
Now, to go to work. >:[