I just have to say that I think we had a high over 80 F yesterday. I little colder today, but still in the 60's.
Not sure when or if I'll be posting a shop this month. My sister has been bugging me since last year to knit hats for my nieces. So, I figured while I was at it I might as well knit a few more for everyone else. Now I have 10 hats to finish before Christmas, well before the 28th which is when we'll actually see them. I bought yarn Friday and I've already finished 3 and I'm halfway done with the 4th. I think some of the women's may turn into panta's or calorimetry's instead of hats. One ball of some of really lovely cashsoft yarn each. Much cheaper than buying presents. But I must knit and knit a lot. I'm trying to do each one a little unique in color/pattern. That's also not counting the scarf for my step-mom (she bought me special yarn to make it out of, yummmm alpaca), and a bright orange hunting hat for my dad, but I've already discussed with them that theirs will be arriving late, very late, most likely in the spring sometime since we jsut saw them for Thanksgiving.
We've got an amazing trip planned for Christmas! We're going to Hot springs, NC! We have a nice secluded cabin with a hot tub reserved (http://www.hotspringstreehousecabins.com/
) and then after Christmas we're going to go visit family/friends in Clarksville, TN. We're planning on renting a car for the trip because our truck has ~180,000 miles on it and just don't want to put that many miles on it or worse get half way there and get stranded. My question, is anybody here familiar with the area around Asheville, NC? Do we need to worry about what type of rental car we get at this time of year? Is there really a possibility that we need 4WD or chains? Getting those options on a rental car from New Orleans is next to impossible unless we want to pay over $1000 for the 10 day trip which isn't really feasible. So, our choices are a real wheel drive SUV (think Chevy trailblazer) or standard car (think pontiac G6). The SUV would also be $200 more. If we could take our truck it wouldn't be a problem it's 4WD and we have chains, sigh...
Luckily my hubby is from Michigan and can drive in the snow, I hope he remembers how.