We went to the Mall of America early Saturday morning for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk for Boston Scientific. It was a festive atmosphere with all the groups in their unique t-shirts. We even got necklaces from Joe, one of the Gold Guys.
A trip to MOA is not complete without going to REI. There were lots of sales and I lucked out in the shoe department. I scored a pair of Moon Boots! I had a pair way back when we lived in Germany the first time. Very fun style and nice and warm. I have a very stylish collection of winter wear for my feet!
I have not been knitting as much on my current projects, as I am looking for class projects. Entrelac and lace are popular techniques students want to learn. They are not my favorite techniques, although I may be able to (finally) finish the Kilimanjaro. A nice lace pattern with a natural scalloped edge is Old Shale (Feather and Fan). It is easy to knit and has great visual impact. Karen loaned a pattern to me for a felted entrelac bowl. I like the bowl better than a felted bag. Another project I am considering is Quant. It is from Knitty and finished projects were featured recently in Spin-Off Magazine. A headband is a good choice for our transition into spring.
Spinning classes are on the calendar. Louie, Wendolene, and I are waiting for the arrival of the little S95. This afternoon I will prep some fiber for my spinning classes. I carded gray and some pink together, but it needs a little color boost.Looking ahead to March, the calendar is full! Ben will be home for spring break and I will receive my Wood Badge beads. Jim is going to the Scout Office to have his photo taken. He's been going through photos for his presentation (his Scouting history).