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We've had some progress on all fronts here. First, we finally got our first snowfall of the season. This was my back yard:

The resorts are happy. Now if it will stay cold enough, maybe they can keep some of it to form the base they will add to when they make snow. (All of our local ski areas made it into the top 10 ski resorts this year.)

The cold weather, even temporary, is hard on our wildlife. Not that Squeeky is wild. He depends on his "welfare check" to get him through times when food is hard to find. We have watched him put some aside, though, just in case. His favorite handout is peanuts, which come pre-packaged in squirrel take-out boxes.

We were glad to have our bathroom remodel progressed to the stage where we don't have to worry about ventilation or being warm enough to dry out the materials. The tilework is almost done. The grout still has to go in (today), but you can get an idea of how it will look.

The floor of the shower is pebbles, so we will get a nice foot massage while we shower. The old shower stall was smaller than the shower in our little trailer, so this is an improvement.

The political campaigns will be done soon, too. I'll be glad to be free again to knit, quilt and spin! (Once I get the house cleaned up, though.) I completed my mail-in ballot on Friday. Rocky made sure I filled it out properly. 

If you haven't voted yet, be sure to do so, regardless of the candidates you support. The important thing is to inform yourself and vote!

You may have noticed Rocky's sweater. I finished it for him nearly a year ago, and he has been enjoying it tremendously! It's great that it can go through the washer and dryer and still look nice when it's done.

The pattern is Biscuits and Bones by Patons. The yarn is Knit Picks' Swish Worsted in "Hollyberry."

Progress has also been made on my Dogwood Blossoms cardigan:

In case you're seeing this project for the first time, I made some changes to the sweater. I threw out one color and added several others. I also changed the design to drop-shoulder. You can read what I did here.

The grandkids are coming for the Christmas holidays, so I will be cleaning up and getting ready. Both grandsons are expecting to see moose! Here's Soren's request, received Saturday:

Then Zachary seconded the motion on Sunday:

We're ordering salt licks!

Everyone who's in Sandy's wake, please stay safe!

What's on my needles: Dogwood Blossoms.
What's on my wheel: Full Circle Roving in "Pigeon."
What's on my iPad: Just finished Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz, from Audible. Great book, as usual!
What's in my wine glass: Charles Shaw (Two-buck Chuck) Shiraz. One of our favorites!
Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook, using the iPad for photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2012 at 6:55am

betweens, by the time you're in your next life, I'll be in mine! But you can still be my dog if you like! :-}

Comment by betweens on October 30, 2012 at 4:03pm

Love your winter pictures, being selfish I am glad you have snow so that we can enjoy them again. Love the sweater you made pup and so cozy too...You will moose and dear for those salt licks niiiiiice...

You will have a wonderful Christmas with your Grandkids!! they just look like plain fun!!

Another awesome sweater you have in the works..I think I will be a dog that you will adopt in my next life so that I can have nice sweaters to go out and romp in the snow in.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 29, 2012 at 1:53pm

It's "Squeeky." It's the royal form of the name, like "Stuart," LOL! He's actually a Chickaree. Our gray squirrels hibernate in the winter, so we don't see them for months on end. Squeeky is always around.

Comment by Terry F on October 29, 2012 at 1:14pm
The boys are just toooo cute! Thanks for the new pics. That sweater is the prettiest thing I've ever seen. The bathroom looks great. Thanks for looking out for Squeaky, he looks different than the squirrels we have here (CNY). And, Rocky makes a very handsome armrest!

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