It is snowing hard here in Chicago -- so hard that the City has shut Lake Shore Drive, the major artery leading to our neighborhood. I had to work late, so Myfanwe took the bus to pick up Norbert, then had to wait in the snow for a bus that never came, forcing them to walk the mile from Norbert's school to our house. The whole process took her 2 hours and 20 minutes. My drive home took over an hour...we arrived home within minutes of each other.
I happen to love snow. I love the way it makes the world look and sound. I like making a pot of tea, curling up in a comfy chair, and knitting. That is how winter nights are supposed to be.
A few days ago I started knitting the cozy on the left out of lovely red and lime yarns I died myself. The colors are quite nice, but I didn't really like the way the pattern knitted -- I've never really enjoyed color work, and this isn't fun color work. When I realized I was knitting too tight and it wasn't going to fit my large teapot, I ripped it back and decided to rethink.
So if anyone knows a good cozy pattern, let me know. And hurry -- before the tea gets cold!