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Official winter is still 38 days away, but we have it already. I have to console myself with memories of fall colors, like this custom-dyed fiber:

It's called "Autumn in Park City." The fiber was dyed by AlohaBlu inspired by a photo I took of local fall colors. You can find her Etsy shop here.

The photo that inspired the colors is in my September 26th blog

Here's what we have instead:

The usual neighbors have been out. (This was after a previous storm.)

Before the storm came, I got to Vintage Stitchers, where Julie brought back a quilt to Barbara, all quilted. It's the pinwheel quilt.

Barbara had another one to hand over for quilting.

I've been getting some knitting done:

It's the kilt hose for DH from the class I took at Sock Summit taught by Mary Scott Huff called "Kilt by Association." I didn't really have the right needles with me, so I ended up frogging the little bit I did in class and CO again. During our recent trip, I got lots of knitting done, but couldn't try them on the recipient, who was driving when I got to the point where I thought it was time to start the heel. I put that one aside and CO another one. Now I'm doing the first foot. In the photo you can see the sock on the right with the heel flap almost done and the lace edge turned down. The other sock shows the lace edge turned up, revealing the ribbing where the garter goes.

The iPad had problems again. This time I talked with a senior advisor, who decided it was because the backup was corrupted. We chose to sync without using the backup, and loaded the categories of data (photos, apps, audio, video, etc.) manually. It worked, and the iPad has been working great for several days now.

I missed church this week because of the snow.
It continued all morning and into the afternoon, so it was a good idea to stay home. Getting out of my neighborhood is the hardest, but a lot of other drivers aren't ready for winter. At least I'm not hearing the skiers complain that we aren't going to get enough snow in time for the ski areas to open. It's why we live here!

For the Daphne fan club:

I have been thinking about my blog lately. It seems a lot like a photo diary. It's fun to go back a couple of years and check out what I was up to then.

What's on my needles: Kilt hose, Prayer Cardi.
What's on my iPad: Just finished D. E. Stevenson's The Two Mrs. Abbotts and have started Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Also happy to listen to The Knit Wits Podcast again. Have a listen. The interview with Poppa Button was hilarious!
What's my app of the week: This week I'm really happy for my Photogene for iPad app. Photogene2 for iPhone just came out, and it brings the iPhone version up to the capabilities of the iPad version and improves the usability with the small screen. I've had the benefits of the improved version for some time.
What's in my wine glass: Flip Flop Pinot Noir 2010. Very nice! (And I won't flip-flop on that opinion!)

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. (I used the Notes app to write it.) No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 19, 2011 at 7:21pm
My sentiments exactly, unless I have to go somewhere!
Comment by Beth Pritchett on November 19, 2011 at 5:40pm

To quote my sister who does not remove snow either:

   "If God put it there, he can take it away."

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 19, 2011 at 9:07am
Drew, we live near a ski resort area. We can't complain. It gets DH out of the house regularly in the winter, so I can have some peace. As long as I don't have to remove the snow myself, it's OK!
Comment by Drew Roe on November 19, 2011 at 8:39am

Great post!  I know you're probably sick of the snowy weather already and that you weren't ready for it just yet, but it looks BEAUTIFUL from here in St. Louis!  Your projects are looking great, and thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilts too!

Comment by deb reeb on November 19, 2011 at 4:24am


Ya the menfolk were ok.  EXTREMELY shook up though! They had pre-planned for alot of things that

might have happened--but not that!   


Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 18, 2011 at 6:50pm
They aren't very smart, and their eyesight is bad. If I come upon one suddenly, I talk quietly to it to let it know that I mean it no harm. In our neighborhood they are used to meeting humans. Approaching them is a bad idea, though. Even in a car.
Comment by cherylbwaters on November 18, 2011 at 5:53pm

It must have felt threatened. I hope your DH and FIL were okay. My sister and her DH had a turkey buzzard hit their windshield once. Let's just say it didn't survive either.

Comment by deb reeb on November 18, 2011 at 9:02am

nope...sorry...the moose did indeed ram the truck! My hubby was driving (tried to avoid him as much as

much as he could without hitting a tree) and was astonished

that it would even TRY to chase a truck...but to actually head-butt it...why?

So when it was all over, the moose didn't survive.  It's anyone's guess as to why it didn't stay

where it was and let the truck pass along.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 18, 2011 at 6:18am
Good inspiration, EV!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on November 17, 2011 at 6:36pm

Moose!  I forgot to take pictures (I love looking at everyone's pictures on the blog by the way) of our snow storm few weeks ago.  It made me completely frantic looking for warm woolies to wear!  I took out a huge bag of knitted items and I thought, Ahh!  I must knit MORE! 

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