Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wisconsin wanderings....

I'm back in the greater Madison, WI area for another training class. This was the view outside the window at the training center today:

I never tire of the white stuff.

I arrived on Tuesday, and it was surprisingly warm -- almost 60 degrees, and much of the snow accumulation seen on my previous visit had melted.

The nearby lake ice was also starting to melt in places, yet was still mostly semi-frozen:

As is customary when I travel, I visited a yarn shop within an hour after arrival:

It's a combination quilt/yarn shop, and has a nice yarn selection for a place that's not 100% focused on knitting, including lots of Noro, Dream in Color Smooshy, Manos, and other lovelies. I grabbed a ball of Kid Merino in a pale mint green with the idea of creating an airy scarf using a mindless YO-k2tog lace pattern on large needles.

Tomorrow, I finish up my training class and then drive an hour to begin my weekend spinning retreat, which I'm very much looking forward to. I hope to have internet access at my lodging, and if so, should have at least one more blog post before I return home Sunday evening.

So, stay tuned!


A nurses' needles said...

I love how your blog is layed out....its as if I am there. great pictures and seems like so much fun.. your spinning retreat. just a quick do you post the pics and then blog and then pics again... dumb questions i know. I just dont know how its done... any suggestions??? nice job.... leah

Robin said...

Oh, Mary!!! Have FUN at the spinning retreat!!!

Channon said...

I hope you're sitting down when you read this, but I'm looking forward to hearing about your spinning retreat! (Also, ignore my sign-in information; Wordpress and Blogger don't seem to be playing well together this morning!)