Last week we had a few warm days in the 50's and once even up to 60 degrees. The snow had melted and there was a green tint in the dry brown grass. Spring is coming!
Well, here we are with snow. AGAIN! And temps down into the single digits at night. I guess the good news is that it is supposed to get gradually warmer through the end of the week. Maybe this white stuff won't last long.
I'm not sure what has possessed me. I signed up for an online rug hooking challenge on Rug Hooking Daily in January and have the idea drawn on paper with it almost the way I want it, but am not moving along too fast on that. Then I joined a sweater knitting group on Ravelry that was initiated by Julie on the Knitting at Large blog. It's a really lovely cardigan that can be seen by accessing the blog on my sidebar.
Plus I have lots of sewing to do for Brad and Kami.
I'm not sure why I'm piling up so many 'to do' projects. Sounds like a good formula for lots of UFO's! And I doubt if I'll have time for housework. Since I have all this fun stay-at-home stuff lined up, I needed audio books to listen to (and drown out the constant strumming on the guitar!) so I can concentrate. I've been wanting for a long time to show pictures of our local library. I love this place! Shippensburg is so lucky to have this lovely old building for it's library.
For me, a new modern library just would not have the same appeal. This is the side entrance hall leading to the desk.
The main reading room, with computers available for public use.
It's so comforting to sit and read by the fireplace. A friend of mine holds her Thursday evening knitting group in this room.
Cumberland County has an excellent library system with a user-friendly online system for ordering books from anywhere in the area. If the local library doesn't have what you need, you can order from any library in the county and have it delivered to your local one. They encourage educational programs for both adults and children. The South Cumberland Fiber Guild meets here for their spinning and fiber-related meetings. Most days the parking lot is full.
For a small-town library, this one is very well used!
Plans are being made to expand the library (and hopefully the parking lot!). I just hope they don't build on too much of this lovely area behind the building.
OK, that's the mini-tour!
My box of yarn has arrived. Time to knit up a swatch to see if I can get the correct gauge for the sweater.
Hmmmm! Did I mention that my yarn is the same color as a cardboard box? LOL!
Meanwhile the kitties have a few yarn projects of their own.
That blur at the top left is Reggie, wrestling a ball of yarn into submission. He must have been measuring something, because there's my tape measure! They love twisting the yarn around the legs of the chair and ironing board. It's that much more exciting! Check the tops of the chair legs- that is the Official Scratching Chair. They don't have a scratching post like most cats. About ten years ago, someone started using the chair and it has been the scratching place ever since. Cats make their own decisions!
Guess I better start knitting.
Have a great weekend!