Ok, so it was just 47 little snowflakes floating down onto the highway as I drove up to Chicago last Friday, but still – it was snow. Now I’m anxiously waiting for our first real (sticks-on-the-ground) snowfall here in St. Louis. More often than not it’s COLD here in the winter, but there is no snow on the ground. Which hardly seems fair. What kind of a winter is that? Here’s a picture from last winter. I must’ve worked late that night, because in between all the other cars leaving and me leaving, this beautiful snowfall happened. This is what I’d like it to look like all winter long.
Girls Weekend in Chicago was a lot of fun! We had great food (I’m now in love with Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza and the awesome breakfast crepes at the Wildberry Cafe). We did some shopping at Woodfield Mall (good stores there, but the multi-mixed levels about drove us batty. We got lost a few times). We also did some knitting. I frogged the striped scarf I had started, and tried a new pattern. I’ll show you that later this week. And of course we stopped by Ikea to do a bit of shopping as well. (Is St. Louis the only “bigger” city in the U.S. that doesn’t have an Ikea? Seriously?) So fun to spend time with College Girl and friends.
I also stopped in at Dream in Color on my way in on Friday. It was fun to see the whole operation and now I can picture where our yarn comes from. Of course the photo taking was severely limited because 1) I forgot to bring a camera with me for the weekend and 2) most of the things I would’ve wanted to photo for you are top secret and off limits for photo-ing. So I had Veronica take a picture of the one spot that could be photo-ed – the yarn tags. Exciting, right?
It’s Monday, and you know what that means? We have new things up on the website for you. Just up: Studio June in a new DK weight (which would knit up quickly for last minute gifts of socks, scarves, hats, and mitts), a brand new yarn from Schaefer called Audrey (a light fingering/laceweight blend of silk and merino and we’ll even include a free pattern with your order of it), a few new colors in Schaefer Nichole and Anne, and more Schoppel Wolle Zauberball, Austermann Step, Addi Needles, and Soak Mini Sample sets, which are great to give with your handknit gifts. Pop over and check it out.
Tonight, I’d like to knit. And I’d like to start decorating the house for Christmas. I wonder which one will win out? Have you done all of your holiday decorating already? I feel like I’m late this year …