It's been forever since we've had a finished object over here at Martita Rampage. But finally, I can present the finished Dale:
possibly the worst cell phone camera picture ever taken
It's done, people. Whew. And while it is not the most flattering garment, it is comfortable and warm. And lovely. Not that you would know it from that picture.
I have completed mitten #1 of the prettiest mittens ever. Now, I know you all think your mittens are pretty, and of course they are. Just not as pretty as mine. Oh, I'm kidding, they are so. But still, gaze upon the loveliness:
Left: palm; right: back of hand
The hubby likes my mitten so much he wants his own, more manly, pair of gloves now. So I guess I'll have to knit those before I can start the Jaywalkers I have been yearning for.
Having finished Ethan Frome, I am now reading The Barn at the End of the World (a recent Mamacate read). If, like me, you have always harbored a desire to keep sheep, this book should be required reading.
Lastly, I offer you a vision of tropical beauty, my cymbidium orchid. It usually blooms in January and February--when you really need it--but this year it is early. While I wish it had waited until February, it's so cold out that I am still appreciating the blooms. I like to look at it and pretend I am in a nice, humid jungle somewhere south of here.
Isn't it a happy plant?