Monday, December 7, 2009

It Was a Winter Wonderland

We got the snow Saturday!! I awoke to see all of this gorgeousness.........

And after a few more hours of snow there was about 5 inches total. I so enjoyed it, but it went away so quickly on Sunday.

I had driven up to Blacksburg for the 3 Bags Full Charity knitting event, thrown by Mosaic Yarn Shop, on Friday evening to spend the night with a dear friend and maybe even do a little shopping beforehand. We did hit Barnes and Noble, but it's a secret so don't tell anyone! Shhhh.... Anyhoo, when we woke we were so excited by the precip and in no way deterred from going to knit hats for the homeless (bless their little bare heads out in all that cold and wet) and now around 70 of them should have a little warmer noggin.

That's my friend Roseanna up top working on her fabulous hat, and below look at all of those knitters!! I had to take mine with me, as I was busy stalking the vendors, and finished it later that evening while we talked about everything under the sun and had a super visit. It was dropped off on Sunday and hopefully will be warming its very own head soon. I didn't even take a picture of it but I swear there was one!!

We had a great time and thanks to Gina for hosting this. Knitters are just the best folks and will take up the needles for any cause. Hopefully homelessness will be wiped out and we can remove them from the list. Until that time, though, it is good to know that such a devoted group of people will continue to be providing love and warmth.

Sunday was a thaw and I came down from the mountain to my own warm home and my Annie puppy. After all the excitement, it was nice to knit alone for a little while on Christmas gifts and listen to Christmas tunes while watching the lights twinkle on the tree. If I haven't said it before I will say it now--I Love this time of Year!!

I'm trying to decide what to read next and have three books in mind. The Once and Future King, which would be a re-read, Death in the Stocks, or My Life in France. What do you think?

And lastly, but certainly not least today, I finally have my picture to show of my goodies picked up from Maryland Sheep and Wool 2009. It only took 7 months for this. Some of this is actually already knit and maybe it will not take 7 more months to post those pictures.

Isn't it all pretty?

Talk to you all again soon and stay warm if it's cold where you are.


Diana said...

So sorry to have missed the Mosaic party!! Sallee and I had to make a call as to the safety of the roads. Looks like we missed some knit fun!!!

KnitNana said...

We missed it...
But I think it was the best choice considering the weather - so glad you made it and that so many heads will be covered!!!

Nikki said...

I'm so glad you got snow AND got to go to 3 Bags Full!

looks like a nice little stash from MDSW!