As a non-shoveling person, I am looking forward to the predicted snowstorm with perverse pleasure. "Thunderstorms and heavy snow with heavier bursts near thunderstorms." It sounds gorgeous.
And for those of you cursing, remember: It's March. It will melt. Hopefully not into your basement.
I'm in the middle of a plethora of knitting projects, too, as usual. I semi-finished a fingerless glove in Louisa Harding's Kimono Angora Pure. (Semi-finished means that I have yet to knit the thumb.) If the spirit moves me, I may even knit the other one. I found the angora surprisingly tricky to knit with. You have to maintain quite tight tension to keep it from looking loopy and uneven, but the yarn is delicate, and will pull apart if you crank too hard on it. It's cozy to wear, though ... or will be, when I finsh the thumb.
I am about 10" into a vest designed by Meg Swansen, the Shawl-Collared Vest. For anyone who thinks that knitting goddesses like myself don't make mistakes or have trouble, consider that I had to start the project over three times. I had gauge problems, and I didn't like a few of the design elements. Now it's clicking right along, or I'm clicking right along, with only 4" left till I get to the armholes and various exciting shaping changes come into play.
My Sonoma Mountain Wrap is resting while I energize myself to rip out the applied I-cord border and re-do it. I don't mind too much; I enjoy doing applied I-cord. It has a nice rhythm, and it's relatively mindless so I can Think Great Thoughts while I do it. But one does have to mentally prepare oneself to rip out over 60" of work.
I have been doing less papercrafting / card-making this week because I have been felled by MWNBAGAH Syndrome, or Mine Will Never Be as Good as Hers. My maniacal card-crafting friend L. has been in a frenzy of creativity, and recently won the Hero Arts [rubber stamp company] Fresh Face challenge on their blog. Go to www.heroarts.com and click on Blog to see. (You have to scroll pretty far down to get to her Froggie Friends card). Her creativity blows me away, so it's hard for little ole me to create in her presence.
I always tell my students not to compare themselves to others. There will always be someone better than you, and if you're going to let that stop you, you'll end up hunkered down in a hole in the ground mumbling to yourself. Or working at McDonald's. It's great advice. Now why can't I follow it?
Have a lovely day, don't get stuck in the snow (if you're here in ND, SD, MN, IA or environs) and always remember: Variety is the Cheese of Life.