I'm feeling grateful today. Snowpocalypse '11 has so far managed to pass us by. We had rain last night, but it's dry today with just a few occasional snow flurries and some wind. I can deal with most winter weather, but freezing rain scares me.
February 8 is the Hari Kuyo festival. You can read more about it at Stitchin' Fingers. My pins and needles are in pretty good shape, but I think I'll try to post a tutorial on how to make a pincushion and strawberry emory later in the week. Like most of us in the west, I'm rather cavalier about my pins and needles, because I know I can get more cheaply and easily. There are places where an entire village shares just one needle, though, and it is treasured.