Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fog, fiber and falling for a sweater

No sunrise visible this morning; we were socked in. No matter; I love the way fog cloaks the familiar and makes it beautifully mysterious.Jackson and I pass this artfully painted shed every time we go jogging, but this morning in the fog, Jackson apparently saw the moose for the first time and perceived it as a threat. He's much more suspicious about new things and new people than other dogs I've had; he's definitely a "watch dog."

I finished the Pitt Island roving on Sunday (yes, the same day I started it -- woo hoo!) and selected the baggy of organic white Icelandic lamb roving to spin next. It's already half spun!

Yesterday I stopped at Fred Meyer, which is, for those of you not familiar with this Northwest chain, like a Super Wal-Mart -- nearly everything under one roof. As I walked by the clearance clothing racks to get to the groceries, I saw a sweater with sheep on it. Of course I had to stop and look at it, but it was a size small. Oh well, I am on a self-imposed sweater-buying ban, because I can - and want to - knit some for myself. But it was really nice! I looked on the other racks to find a larger one, but no, that was the only one. I succumbed; into the shopping cart it went. I figured I could return it if it didn't fit (I had just worked with horses and was too dirty to try it on then.) But to my delight, it fits perfectly!

That's it for now at . . .

10 comments:

Sharon said...

The sweater is terrific - what a great find for you. Size small, sigh. I left small when I got tall, so tall that I always got to carry out the flag in our classroom fire drills.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

It is foggy here this morning to, not quite as picturesque and it is drizzeling rain. Beautiful pictures!

sheila said...

That sweater is beautiful..is it Woolrich? It looks just like one I have admired in one of their catalogs.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

ps. I dont blame Jackson, that 'is' a scary moose...

Sharrie said...

I am totally jealous of all your "spring" pictures. We don't even have a hint here. The sweater is cool. I can't resist anything that has a sheep on it either. Your place looks wonderful ---- all the things that you have planted. Wonderful!!

Tina T-P said...

Very cute sweater! Don't ya just love Fred Meyers? It's almost as bad as going into Costco tho - $100 store Ha, ha. - T.

Kathy said...

That is so cute! And the fog is great too - a sign of changing seasons. :)

Garrett808 said...

WOW i love those fog pictures...right out of a movie or picture frame. Are they available for sale? :)

Windyridge said...

Oh! You can't pass a sweater up like that! It's perfect.

shepherdchik said...

What great find (the sweater). Also, those were really nice pictures.