One of our New Year’s intentions is to blog more in 2018. We kind of fell away from blogging last year as we got busier with shows and travel. And today is the perfect day to blog because it’s SNOWING!
It been a snow drought this winter here in Saint Paul, so a snow day is exciting and fun! (Well, until the deep freeze comes back tonight and everything ices over…) It’s been frigid up until the past few days. Then it got warm (34 degrees!). And now it’s back to below zero. Brrrrrrrr.
Three Perfect Things About a Snow Day
A snow day is the perfect day to catch up on paperwork! Today I’m organizing things to send off to our accountant for taxes. It’s so easy to let these little jobs pile up, but it’s nice to have the time to get organized.
A snow day is also great for online shopping! I ordered this binder to carry at shows to hold our sales tax licenses and applications and all the paperwork I’m always stashing in my bag or the cash box.
A snow day is the perfect day for some knitting! I’ve decided I need some finger-less mitts to wear at our spring shows, so I’m planning on casting on Ragtop by Susan Lawrence in our ModeWerk Worsted, color Daenerys’ Eyes.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz found all over the world.
The name comes from ancient Greek and means “not intoxicated“. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst amulets and carved drinking vessels from stones, believing the stone had the power to prevent drunkenness!
Medieval Europeans believed amethyst had healing properties and kept soldiers cool-headed and quick-witted in battle. Amethyst was once considered equal in value to ruby, sapphire and emerald and can be found in many royal crown jewel collections.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and the the zodiac stone for Pisces. It’s also Kathleen’s birthstone.
Syringa vulgaris, or lilac, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family.
Native to the Balkan peninsula, it was introduced to North America in the 18th century. It’s the state flower of New Hampshire, and was chosen because it symbolizes the hardy character of Granite State residents!
We love lilacs! They are a sure sign that early summer has arrived, especially here in Minnesota where winter drags on and on and on and on (you get the idea).
Sometimes Pink & Black play nice, like on a Chanel box, but in this colorway they’ve met in a dark alley and are halfway through a rip roaring night on the town. And they might not be home for breakfast.
In the books the Targeryens are a family known for their silver-blonde hair and purple eyes.
This color actually will resonate more with the readers of the books than the HBO viewers, but it allows us to have a beautiful purple color (without resorting to the particular shade of Joffrey’s face at the “Purple Wedding”)
Touches of pink, purple and yellow bring in the best colors from both Loreliai and Sookie’s individual palettes, mixed with green for the beautiful location of the Dragonfly Inn. It seems like a GREAT place for a knitting retreat, huh?
Mary’s Maids is a celebration of purple (sorry, Lilac) in subtle, semi-solid beauty! This colorway would work beautifully with any other color in the 221B series – or with many of our Semi Precious colors.
This is a subtle, ladylike colorway, nothing too extravagant. Charming, likable, not unlike Mary herself.
Reaching, he took the package from my lap and tore away the wrapping, revealing a wide silver band decorated in the highland interlace style, a small and delicate Jacobean Thistle bloom carved in the center of each link.
Inspired by the beautiful South American Cuckoo Wasp (it deposits it’s eggs in other wasp species nests, the larve hatch relatively quickly and eat the host’s eggs and larve – lovely…) this overdyed FLOW color is one of our hardest to dye, but we think it’s well worth it!