A dear friend of mine who moved away a couple years ago to NE Iowa (one of my favorite places!) sent Coralee & I a pair of Lenticular Mitts. The package arrived over the weekend & the mitts fit both of us perfectly…so there has been a friendly tug-of-war going on here over who gets to wear the mitts & when. 🙂 Coralee has been wearing the set every day, all day in the house. The windchill this morning is registering at -20’F. Even with a fire, our house is cold. Thank you so much, my dear friend, for this lovely gift! It is truly tragic that we did not realize our shared love of fiber (& birds & steel-cut oats) until after you moved away! I’m sure our friendship sprung up anyway because of fiber love–knitting minds just think alike. xx
I continue to stitch away on my pattern for Mountain Girl Yarns. Watching the colors of Sierra Madre knit up in the round is fascinating. So many different color brews, but each seems to compliment the whole perfectly. How do dyers do it? Another treasured friend in fiber across the miles.
Not reading anything new at the moment. We saw our first Northern Flicker at the yard feeders yesterday afternoon. It is a very common woodpecker here in Iowa & there is a large population living in a stand of hickory trees about 300 yards west of our house, but they seldom visit our feeders. They often fly across the drive in front of my car as I’m coming up the hill. I catch a flashing glimpse of the brilliant gold-yellow underside to their wings. Such an intricately-patterned bird. I like to think that both of my friends mentioned in this post would appreciate a Northern Flicker sighting as much as I.
Joining in with Ginny.