Valentine’s Day

Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day.  Just thought I’d share a few things from Saturday, we ended up getting even more snow here over the weekend, along with frigid temperatures – which meant lots of time inside at home.

The library up the street held a “Blind Date with a Book” for Valentine’s Day…what a cool idea!  I ended up with The Dress Shop of Dreams, by Menna Van Praag.  Right up my alley so far…

IMG_0462Also made the BEST cookies in the world – Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies! It’s my mom’s recipe and will always be my favorite.

IMG_0464Even went all out and glazed a few.



Plaid Flannel Infinity Scarf

Absolutely loving the fact that plaid flannel seems to be back in style.  I’ve been looking for a more modern looking red plaid scarf but haven’t had much luck finding one that’s reasonably priced…so I just made one!

I made this one a few years ago – like the pattern and still wear it occasionally, but wish it had more bulk.

IMG_1030 IMG_1031So I made another this year, but with twice as much fabric to give it more volume.  Here it is!

IMG_0411 IMG_0413 IMG_0414Really easy to make, very cozy, and goes with a lot in my winter wardrobe.  Wore it last weekend on a trip up to Vermont.  It kept me warm and windproof while shopping and sightseeing around Manchester.

IMG_0429Here are a few more pictures from my Vermont Trip.

Stayed at The Equinox in Manchester again.  Love this place, lots of old Vermont charm, great spa, and a nice place to get snowed in (again).

IMG_0447And some really cool ice along Route 8 on the way back home.

IMG_045333 days until spring!  Hope you enjoy this last month of winter.


Snowy Day Snood

It’s only mid-February, and we’ve already had quite a few snow days this year, not to mention a few snowed in weekends.  Love getting to stay in and watch the snow fall, and it’s given me a lot of time to finish up a few projects that have been sitting here for a while.

Started making this cowl while I was home over Thanksgiving Break, but then got busy in December and never finished it.  It’s made from 2 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, Made in the USA), color is Grand Canyon.

A Canadian friend taught me the word snood my first winter in Connecticut.  This is more of a half-snood, but I thought it sounded good with snowy day, so Snowy Day Snood it is.

IMG_0380IMG_0376IMG_0377Stay warm!