Briefly at the shop on New Year’s Day. Making basket rims for work begun a year ago! With all this knitting going on, we’re ripe for some new baskets. http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/maureens-knitting-felting/
First, riving hickory heartwood, using the shaving horse as a riving brake.
then shaving the rims.
I steamed them, and bent them around the baskets; an inner & outer rim for each. No time to shoot it, gotta act quickly.
then Daniel & I went to the beach to try to see the snowy owls. But it was bitter cold & windy. Not sure how far we would get, but it was worth a shot.
This is about as close as we got, there’s a snowy way out on the beach…middle of this shot, above the wrack line. Take my word for it, I had some serious binoculars. So that’s about the view Daniel got. It’s what’s called “BVD” – better view desired.
We did see lots of dunlin & sanderlings. they’re used to this beach weather.
On our way back, we timed it just right (by accident) to witness this New Year’s Day Plunge. Ouch – I barely can get in that water in the summer. Today was 18 degrees F, with winds making it more like half of that…