I hate Jaunary, if only because it means the start of tax season, but it does give me some great sunrises. This is in color. We haven't had rain in over 100 days and there's quite a bit of dust in the air. These clouds came to naught, but they sure made me run for the camera. These are my dogs, Greta and Max. They are wonderful dogs, and were worth waiting 15 years for.
In knitting news, I finished Lexie's backpack. Had to snap two pieces of fringe off my bike chaps to tie the button and make the loop. I think the felting was a blast and I now have more of that Noro Kuryon to make myself a tote. This pattern was "Amanda Backpack" from http://www.blacksheepbags.com. I moved the straps to one side so the pack would be off center, and added the button. The gray yarn is my first homespun. It was a little thicker than I'd like but it adds a nice texture to the center.
Now, here's what's on the needles. Snowdrop Shawl by StephanieI bought the yarn on Ebay, a very soft and easy to knit wool, and I like the brown/pink mix. The pink is nearly transparent on the birch needles. I have 6 or 7 repeats to go. These rows are getting pretty darn long.