It has been a day of finishing. Finishing wrapping presents, stuffing holiday photo essays into envelopes, making a roadtrip into the Madison Post Office with (thankfully) extended hours to send parcels to far-living family and friends. So all that's left are the parties and the present opening and the food, yes, the food. You know I feel good. The to-do list is empty for the evening and that is a rare event.
It has been foggy the past two days, and as Vicki posted today, the snow and ice have been melting. The temperature was in the upper 30's today. I chopped and shoveled ice for a little while this afternoon to clear part of the driveway. This warmth won't last long. The weather forecast has been changing during the course of the day. The last time I checked we were due to get 4 to 7 inches of snow this evening after some rain and the temperature will really be dropping. We're planning to go to a family party in Milwaukee tomorrow. I hope the roads are okay for driving, I would really like to go to the party.
Speaking of finishing, I finished the Koigu Fingerless Mitts on Thursday during the drive to Milwaukee. I even wove in the ends after cutting them (the ends) with my Swiss Army knife. My dad gave me that knife and I use it all the time---well, whenever I haven't had to go through airport security, that is. Here's the standard bathroom mirror shot. ( I did try a few other photos but the focus wasn't on the mitts.) Kim sent me the yarn and pattern to make the mitts. I love the yarn and the pattern is very clear. The mitts turned out great! One of my favorite finished objects. I love them. Thanks, Kim!!