Well, January is just about done and February is nearly here. It was quite the month.
We had some serious snowfalls, and also serious cold snaps.... then freezing rain and it quickly warmed up and we had a road full of water and neighbours all busy digging in snow banks to find the catch basins! You have to love those 'lean on the shovel' conversations as you catch up on news with the neighbours.
I'm happy to report that I got my booster shot, and my toe infection is all but a bad memory and I've resumed weaving and actually have some new items, but due to dark gloomy days in the house, there are no pictures to share right now. So soon all will be revealed. It amazes us that a house with these many windows and we find ourselves snapping lights on. I've a couple scarves all ready, some table runners and I'm currently twisting fringe on a shawl, so the wait will be worth it.
The days are now noticeably longer and our snow is all gone and we are eyeing our spring yard clean up. (Apologies to those still in the throes of snow and cold..... or extreme heat waves down under).
For North Americans February1st is Ground hog day..... but for those who follow older traditions, Feb 1st to 2nd is Imbolc.
Imbolc is a holiday celebrated from February 1 through sundown February 2. Based on a Celtic tradition, Imbolc was meant to mark the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox.
So from that time going forward, the daylight is actually increasing at a faster pace. So brighter times ahead.
So spring flowers and more weaving posts to come soon. 🌷