Yarncrafting is a bit of an ironic hobby for someone who finds herself busiest in the coldest months and crafting mostly when the heat and humidity are at their most unbearable. Occasionally, however, the stars (or more accurately, the weather patterns) align and you wake up to a blustery snow day where schools are closed and your day shifts from fussing over carefully orchestrated teaching plans to sleeping in, reading novels, sipping giant mugs of tea, making a big pot of homemade chicken soup with rice, and--eventually--sliding a favourite DVD into the player, plunking down on the couch and pulling out a neglected crochet project.
The yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in Painted Desert
The project: Simple Crochet Shrug
The tea: Four O'Clock Chocolate Truffle Mint
The movie: Lars and The Real Girl
Snow days aren't really about the snow at all. They're about guilt-free hibernating, warmth, coziness, and relaxation. The dishes, laundry and housecleaning can wait for the regular weekend to arrive. This unplanned extra bit of time is for quiet, unexpected indulgence. The evening news report a record 34cm snowfall in the city today; I wouldn't be opposed to another snow wallop...say, on Monday, maybe? ;)