Ken and I decided to give the new car a test drive in the snow to see how it performs, so we started out towards Jackson, a little town about 15 minutes away.
A number of years ago, my older children and I suffered a personal tragedy and I decided that not only I, but my children could use a bit of a break, so I moved us atop a mountain road in Jackson, called Tin Mountain Rd or Tyrol, if you are old enough to remember that ski mountain. This was the view from my living room sliders....not bad, eh? It was also while I was living on the mountain that I started dating Ken, so Jackson always holds a special place in our hearts.
One of the things on my life list is a pair of snow shoes to go romping thru the snow. There are some incredibly beautiful woods up here in the Mount Washington Valley and it would be fun to do a little winter trail hiking. We took a lot of these pictures driving up and down Thorn Hill Rd. At the top where we stopped for this picture, the quietness of the day was so peaceful and the sun flickering in and out of the snow covered tree branches were breath taking.
I was going to include a winter poem with this post, but all of the poems and quotes of winter were bleak and dreary. I know many people think of winter in this way, but I always feel so alive in the winter. The cold sharp air makes you sit up and say hello and the gentle quietness after a fresh snow is always so peaceful. I guess it's a good thing I like winter living in New England. :)
We enjoyed our trek up the mountain roads of Jackson, but it was nice to get back home to work a little on this.....
Yes, monogamous knitting has been fruitful for me. I am not the fastest knitter....heck, I am downright slow, but forcing myself to concentrate on only one project has really helped me gain a little focus again in my knitting.
Normally I am not one to use a bunch of stitch markers, but I have to say that using them with this shawl has been a huge help. Once you find your rhythm with this pattern, it moves along nicely.
I have a little less than 3 repeats of the last chart and the lace edge bind off. I am looking forward to seeing how this sea silk blocks out. It has been a pleasure to knit with.