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Friday, February 14, 2014

Massachusetts in Winter

Visiting the girls at school in Massachusetts is always fun but this year's winter parents' weekend brought some special joys. Campus was sparkling with fresh snow under a brilliant sky.

Memorial Chapel at NMH School

On Saturday we watched Eva compete in a Nordic (skate style) ski race at Notchview in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.  Even in this, her first, season on the Nordic ski team she is a graceful and powerful skier.  With a little more experience I suspect she will learn how much harder she can push herself and how very good she can be.

Skiing at Notchview, Windsor, Massachusetts

Every knitter worth her needles is delighted when someone asks her to teach them to knit so you can imagine my pleasure when the girls asked me to teach them.  To be fair to the girls, they mostly figured it out themselves, relying on a little prior experience and on-line resources.  We stopped at Metaphor Yarns in Shelburne for supplies and were warmly greeted and eagerly assisted by the proprietor, Meta, who helped us choose some non-scratchy yarn for headbands.  As you can see, Isabel is just about finished with hers.

Isabel's headband

I just may have to start one of these myself.  It would be great for Austin's cool, but not cold, winters and a small enough project to carry around in my purse.

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