a lovely lovely weekend was spent celebrating hinkie s milestone birthday. the indominable countess_e and elfreda picked me up after work and we headed to the frozen north. dinner at the colophon (mmmmmm) in bellingham and an otherwise uneventful trip up over the border.
the weekend was spent knitting and yarn crawls and talking and laughing and eating (oof). the exchange rate meant I could get a good wad of mhy favorite malabrigo at a reasonable price :) and as always I leave the company of those lovely ladies horribly inspired. hinkie s family is LOVELY and it was great to see the different worlds of her life in one place. we all got along famously which is always nice when that happens ;)
we came home to a wee bit of snow on the ground, and this morning its cold and clear. yay!
this week is my first full week back since before the holidays. I'm trying not to pout about it.
need do some major planning at work (two different projects are hitting portal in the next month or three), also need to prep my tasting class for Candlemas, clean my saddle, do a bit more puttering in my "clean out a drawer at a time" purge plan, make some progress on some projects promised to others, and maybe start on some Pennsic sewing. busy is good :)
oh, did I mention? I'm going to Pennsic :). I need to do some serious clothing procurement. fortunately I have talented friends who can help me in that department.....