Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Out of the Cold Snap

Coffee Cup Cozy
Originally uploaded by craftytails
The sudden arrival of unusually bad weather within the past month has definitely upset the applecart. Two weeks of ice and snow are quite odd for Texas and the roads were too treacherous for travel. One of the days was so cold that I watched the windshield of my car crack horizontally across the middle. Even though I originally wanted to buy a new car next month, the damage accelerated my plans. An unexpected financial burden, coupled with five days of being trapped in my home and followed with a convention trip took the wind out of my crafty sails.

I did, however, manage to bring my second drop stitch scarf with me to Naka-Kon. Although I had a wonderful time this weekend, the schedule kept me too busy to make much progress. Upon returning home (after some minor stress with a flight cancellation), I put the scarf aside in favor of my Hourglass Sweater. Knitting a skirt is still very tempting, but probably not the best decision until my waistline has diminished slightly.

In other news, KnitPicks is now carrying Kromski spinning wheels. Their pricing looks comparable to quotes I have received in the past. Now, if only there was a way to raise this much money at once. There are other, more urgent purposes for these funds, but a girl can dream, right?

Next month, my friends Ryan and Wolf are shaving their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation. This is a great cause and if you have a local event in your area, it’s a fun and worthwhile way to spend an evening.

Since spring is on its way, I will close with a free knitted daffodil pattern that should make a cheery centerpiece for a coffee table or living area.