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Archive for January 7th, 2015

We’re at 8 degrees Farenheit, which is around -13 Celsius, and the polar vortex winds are in full force. Outside the many windowed house, Susie and I watch as the fine snow from yesterday spirals and circles in the wind. The flying snow glittering in the sun, looks like the interior of a snow globe. We watch this from under two down comforters on a big soft couch. Only our eyes show above the comforter unless I have to sneeze and then my entire head is out from underneath.

Yes, in addition to my cat allergy I have managed to catch a head cold. A wicked beast it is along with the allergy. In order to keep a passage way open for breathing I procured a jar of Vicks-Vapo Rub. When I was a kid, I can remember my mother rubbing this on my chest, covering me in flannel, kissing me good night and telling me I’d feel better in the morning. I don’t remember ever feeling better in the morning, though. Still, the smell of it brings a certain comfort and while I don’t rub it on me, just taking the lid off the jar and inhaling its smell opens my airways just a bit. Today my head will only pop out from under the comforter to sneeze, cough, and take a snort of Vicks-Vapo Rub. Oh, and to put allergy drops in my eyes.

Susie has taken to curling up on my chest right under my chin. I can hear and feel her purr, which is pretty neat until I have to sneeze.

On the knitting front I am working on the Canyonette Shawl. But look what else I found on Ravelry.

audrey hepburn shawl 1

The Audrey Hepburn Shawl by Slipper Snatcher and it is a free download.

audrey hepburn shawl 2

audrey hepburn shawl 3

Insanely beautiful, isn’t it? It makes me want to have the lifestyle where I could wear something as elegant and ethereal as this. In truth, my lifestyle never calls for elegant or ethereal. Besides, Yarn Rascal would have it in shreds within 2 seconds of me putting it on. Still, I am in love with this shawl.

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