Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow storm, audiobook news, upcoming events

Tibbs is watching the snow.

The blizzard which is hitting New England today arrived in our part of mid-coast Maine around 8am this morning as I was driving back from the hospital with my mother who had cataract surgery at 7am.

One of the pre-op questions they asked my elderly mother was whether she had any tattoos or body piercings.

The predictions range from 4 to 12 inches. We already have 5 inches. This is perfect knitting weather. (But I have a pain at the base of my thumb. Have any of you had this? I assume it will go away soon?)

Our woodpile is in the front, covered with a green tarp. Then raspberries, forsythia and an old apple tree on the left, pear trees on the right, my flower garden is beyond.

Given to me by a friend, I am not sure but think this is a Cattleya. The orchid behind it is about to bloom too. It is lovely (well, kind of essential) to have an indoor garden during the long Maine winter.

The snow is gorgeous. It is wonderful to sit in front of the wood stove, ours has a glass front, on a snowy day.

Audiobook news!

South Wind Through the Kitchen received a great review, and is "Editor's Pick of the Month" at this January! Retired librarian reviewer Jean Palmer says, "This audiobook will bring joy and laughter to anyone listening to it".

Wild Fibers: Five Years of Favorites was on's Bestsellers List for the week of December 22, 2010!

Coming up:

Saturday, January 15th, 10am
"Stories of Knitting" talk
Ellsworth Public Library
Ellsworth, Maine

Saturday, February 12th, 10-3
visit our vendor booth!
Newport Spin-In (Maine Spinners Registry)
Newport Elementary School
Newport, Maine

Friday - Sunday, February 26 - 28
visit our vendor booth!
NETA Spa Knit & Spin
Freeport, Maine

Tuesday, March 8th, 7pm
"Stories of Cooking, Gardening and Knitting" talk
Belfast Free Library
Belfast, Maine

See EVENTS page on the website for more information. See you there!
- Kathy


Purple Fleece said...

Enjoy your snow day. I love days like this. I'm off for a mug of cocoa now....

Knitting Out Loud said...

Yes, it's glorious!

Karen said...

Emma Woodhouse & Mr Knightly are helping me to stay calm. Best to your mother, Kathy!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Thank you, Karen. Stay warm.

raining sheep said...

Good grief, I am having a chuckle over the tattoos and body piercings .... mmm, I am glad I let the belly button piercing grow over because I definitely do not want to be in my seventies or eighties and have to answer positively to that question...I will already have to for the tattoo part of it :) Happy new year and the very best in 2011. I am getting over the shock of being at work again and it is -20C here! Sigh! I am not a cold fan.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Happy New Year to you, too, raining sheep. Wow, that does sound cold. And I bet you have to wait a while for spring to come...