There’s something interesting that I’ve noticed about the Duluth/Superior area lately. Instead of saying "good-bye" or "have a good day," people are saying, "stay warm" in that overly optimistic way that really means, "I hope you don’t have to go out in the cold too much today." I know, as Northlanders, we’re overly fixated on the weather. We tend to use it as an icebreaker and most of my conversations with people outside of the immediate area start with a description of the weather. Whether it is the agrarian roots or just a survival mechanism, we’ll take whatever mechanism we can get to get through these winters!
When it’s cold like this, I like to curl up with lots of wool and some pointy sticks. That’s exactly what I did last weekend, I was invited to a scrapbooking retreat in Southern Minnesota. My laptop (I’ve switched to digital scrapbooks) was acting up, so I didn’t get a lot of scrapbooking done. While I was waiting for my computer to move, delete and defrag, I got a ton of knitting done. I finished a baby sweater and hat for a very special friend. This friend is going to have a baby very soon, much sooner than she had expected. If you could, I know she would appreciate it if you could send lots of positive thoughts and prayers her way. She’s going to be a wonderful Momma. I promise I’ll put photos of the outfit up once it’s made it’s way to it’s destination.