Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wishful thinking

I know I'm probably the only human being in the North East wishing that the cold and snow would continue a while longer. They're calling for +10 C and rain all day tomorrow, which breaks my winter-loving heart. The ski trails probably won't recover.

Perhaps if I keep knitting toasty outer wear, Jack Frost will stay a while longer...

blue rikke hat
The perfectly slouchy, gartery Rikke hat. And bonus, it doesn't give me hat-head.

cashmere rikke hat
I rarely knit anything twice, but I will definitely make more of these. Project details can be found here.

Well, I'm off to the woods, to get what may be my last ski of the season...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweet mailbox, part 4—the unexpected gift

Out of the blue, I received another wonderful, unexpected gift.

Bookhou bag
Margie sent me this most beautiful grey linen bag from Bookhou, a store I've been wanting to visit forever. We had stopped by this Christmas but it was closed. Thoughtful Margie thought that if I couldn't get to Bookhou, she would bring Bookhou to me. What a sweetheart! I absolutely love it. Isn't the print great?

bookhou bag 2
Smaller than most of my bags, it's the perfect thing for when I have lots of running around to do but don't want to cart my heavy leather satchel. She also sent me a matching coin purse (perfect for my new ipod nano) and a gorgeous handmade linen/liberty pine cone to brighten my drab cubicle. I would love to show it to you, but apparently, my camera is allergic to my office. Try as I may, none of my photos turned out.

Well, it's high time I sweetened someone else's mailbox, don't you think? I'm gathering a few treats to do a giveaway. I'll tell you more about it in a couple of days...