I'm back! I decided to stay an extra day and come back today after getting about a foot of snow where we were staying up in Brainerd Minnesota!! Here you can see my car nestled in front of my friends cabin. I'd never been to her cabin before and it was so fun to be able to be there... especially during a beautiful snow!!
Of course, snow like that requires lots of shoveling. (It was quite a long driveway!) Even though I had 'accidentally forgot' my boots, my dear friends were only too happy to let me borrow theirs!!
Of course, you can't have a snow like that and not make a snow angel... right Cheryl?? (She had also conveniently forgot her boots, but found her dads snowmobile suit and boots to wear. She looked lovely as usual!!)
We had to keep a fire going in the fireplace, which meant heading out to get fire wood. And why simply walk out when one can do whatever this is???
The snow was lovely and we had a wonderfully relaxing time. We laughed alot. We learned new meanings of words. We laughed some more. And we also did a little scrapbooking and knitting. (Well, I'm the only one that knits....) It was a cozy fit with our two tables and ALL of our stuff, but we did it. Sure is a good thing we all packed light! (Ha ha!)
These are the friends I went to the cabin with: Renae, Colleen and Cheryl. But they are more than friends, they are family. When God saw fit to give me four brothers and no sisters, He knew I'd be OK because of the friends that would come into my life. I met Renae when I was 4 years old and we have been close friends ever since. Colleen married my younger brother, so is really a sister! And Cheryl and I go back to elementary school. I am incredibly blessed to have them in my lives.
Ok, now on to knitting. While I was gone, I was able to start and finish a pair of Fetching mitts for a Christmas present. It is made with Wool Bam Boo. I just LOVE the feel of this yarn!
I also cast on a Sophie bag in Paton's red. Here is Sumo, happy to have me home and happy to be in front of the camera again. (Ok, so he doesn't look so happy, he really is!)
He thanks you all for your wonderful comments and for encouraging extra treats and attention. Steve would like you all to know that he took Sumo on a little weekend excursion to Galena this past weekend. It was a little stressful for Sumo being there for the first time without Nikko and he was very happy when he got home again. I think Sumo has decided it's ok to just stay put. (He hopes I think so too!). Off to give him another little treat.
Until Next Time....