Monday, January 14, 2008

Philippa, Purl, and Play

Here it is again with another few week passed and no posts from me. What in the world is keeping me away from the blog? Well, I can think of three things and they all start with a P!

1. Philippa! Philippa Gregory that is! My mom and I have been scouring thrift shops for her amazing books and we have almost all of them and let me tell you something, they are worth the hunt! I've loved reading her accounts of the England's Tudor Family and cannot wait for the movie, The Other Boleyn Girl to come out in February!! If you have a chance you should pick up one of her books and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!

2. Purling! I'm LOVING learning to knit but had a hard time getting the purl down but with a week of practice I think I am good to go. Now just have to get the correct tension then it is off to start my scarf with my oh-so-soft organic soft comfy!3. Playing! I took a Friday off of work (love when I can do that!) and went snow showing with some friends up on Mt Hood. I've been wanting to try snowshoeing for awhile and I was so excited to give it a go! The trail was uphill the whole time (not so fun!) and it was raining most the time so it wasn't the best picture taking trip but I still had fun. It looks like there is a trek planned in a few weeks with my mom and some of her friends so of course I will go and plan to bring something warm (and maybe spiked, he he) to enjoy at the end of our trek :)
Hope you all are having a great start to this new week! Promise of a week of sun is in our forecast so lets hope those meteorologist are correct!!!


carrie said...


Love that pic at the end. So glad you're enjoying all your fun jaunts, and also learning to knit!

Anonymous said...

Had our first knitting class tonight, boy is it hard to purl, my practice project sure looks messy! Mom

Wendy said...

Well it sounds like you are doing exactly what one should do in January. Nice cozy indoor activities like reading and knitting and occasional fun snowy trips. Enjoy!