It has been snowy and cold here at the Jersey Shore. Today it was bitter cold. I believe the wind chill made the temperatures in the negative today and it really felt like it. Today I had to take Freddy to rehab for this shoulder. I decided to use the hour he was there for a little photo therapy for myself.
I stopped by the beach and noticed all the pigeons huddled together on the roof of the building on the pier. I hope they are keeping warm.
I also wanted to stop by the Duck Park. I haven't been there in so long and it was so nice to snap some pictures at one of my favorite places. It amazes me how ducks can stand the water when it is soooooo cold.
I am planning a new pattern that will use 1600 yards of Brooklyn Tweed Loft. The color I got was Postcard. Since we just got a new camper and are planning many upcoming trips I think the name of my pattern is going to have to be "Postcard". I am very excited about this pattern. When I am designing a pattern I keep a few things in mind. I like to knit and design items that don't look store bought or machine made. I don't want to knit something that can be whipped up on a machine in no time at all. Also I like my designs to look expensive, because yarn is expensive! If I spend $100.00 in yarn for a sweater I want the sweater to look like a $300.00 sweater. Right?! So hopefully my new pattern will fit my requirements. Now if I can find time to get it on my needles!
I casted on a Backshore Sweater. I needed something casual to wear and I think the fit of this is going to be fantastic. I love the yarn. It is Juniper Moon Farm Findley. It is soooo soft and Alicia Plummer's pattern is so easy to follow. I've made some modifications to the pattern to fit my personal style and I have a few more modifications planned. Hopefully they will all turn out well. Fingers crossed.
I have also been working on my Spire. I hit a part that has lots of lace, so I took a break and started my Backshore Sweater. They are both enjoyable to knit and nice to break up the lace from the stockinet and visa versa.
I spent the last week helping out at my parents farm with the alpacas. I took a few selfies with the alpacas, but they were all burry. So you get a selfie of just me instead :)
For reading I am listening to Gone Girl. Holly Molly I just started the second half. I was listening to it while Tiny was at speech. I was in the waiting room knitting and listening to the book with my head phones on. I was in shock at the book and Tiny came out of therapy and I didn't want to turn it off! Wow. I can't wait to finish it up.
I hope you are keeping warm where ever you are!