December 11: This is Fall?

akokYou do realize that despite our frigid weather, technically it is still fall. This week our temperatures were colder than those in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s just not right!
Don’t get me wrong – I love winter weather but in winter, not in fall. Winter is still my very favorite season. People often think I’m crazy – how could you not love frolicking outside during spring and summer?
sheep3.tifI’m quick to inform warm weather lovin’ folks perhaps if they sold wool for a living they might have a different opinion. The best weather for my business is to have people cold, bored, and stuck indoors. Outside bad, inside good. I’m like the grinch of spring at parties.
Other than business reasons, I love a fire in the fireplace, hot chocolate, watching my shows and knitting, cooking all day, tucking everyone in with cozy blankets. But then again I am an indoor kind of gal. Bugs, dirt, wind and a non-climate controlled environment – forget it!
I am not totally jaded. Even though it is still fall, I am quickly reminded of the (short) list of things I don’t like about winter:

  1. Static Electricity
  2. Dirty Floors from Snowy Shoes
  3. Dry Lips and Skin

I don’t know any good tricks for #1, I shock myself at least once a day. You’re on your own as far as #2 goes – sorry but I draw the line at offering mopping services. But #3…now that I can help you with.
You really need to treat yourself to one of these:
Bee Bar Set
Bee BarThese gift sets from the Honey House have just what you need – a small Bee Bar and tube of Lip Butter.
The Bee Bar is a completely waterless lotion, known for its remarkable healing properties. Best of all, it does not come off on paper or fabric…or YARN!
You’ll also love the Lip Butter. Rich in anti-oxidants, pomegranate seed oil, shea butter, and other exotic oils, it will drench dry, cracked lips in soothing moisture.
Lip Butter
These cute little sets are only $12.50 and make perfect gifts!
In fact it is going to be my gift for two lucky people today. This is another audience participation deal.
What is your favorite season and why?
If it is NOT my favorite wintery season, try to find one nice thing to say about winter. It rains in spring and that is nice. See, even I can come up with something nice to say about spring. Be nice to my lovely winter.
Two lucky folks will win Bee Bar Lotion Sets, to be randomly selected. They may even be warm weather frolickers. I won’t judge.


  • Melann526

    11.12.2013 at 00:12 Reply

    I love snow! Snow, snow, snow! We got several inches here in CT, and I am loving snow on the ground, a fire in the wood stove, and two snuggly puppies.

  • Beth

    11.12.2013 at 00:30 Reply

    It is most definitely winter, its the only chance for snow! And I’ve always been particle to woolen garments.

  • 61st lat knitter

    11.12.2013 at 01:05 Reply

    Absolutely Winter is the best season! Beautiful fresh snow covering all in a promise of a White Christmas. Moose foraging for wild currants in the front yard. The discovery of tracks as a fox pursued a vole across the back deck and under it. Walking outdoors and inhaling and your nose sticks together! Needing a scarf/cowl to insure only warmed air reaches your lungs. Green dancing auroras that leave you speechless as you wait for their musical humming to envelop you. So cold that wool won’t keep you warm; but Qiviut will! Feeling like a kid again, ignoring the fact that you are nearly 70, as you drop to the fresh snow and make a snow angel! It simply doesn’t get any better than this .. so all of you on the Outside, come on up and visit Alaska in Winter!

  • VReyes

    11.12.2013 at 07:14 Reply

    I love the winter. Cuddling on the couch under a blanket, drinking hot cocoa, and knitting for days on end are all happening as I watch the snow (and more recently, ice storm) take over life. I do love playing in the snow, especially sledding, but after some time outside, it is always quite the treat to come indoors.

  • Meli40

    11.12.2013 at 07:45 Reply

    I really do love Fall and Winter. I love all of the warm colors and decorations of the seasons. Our rooms are loaded with extra quilts, most of them handmade by special family members and friends! It is also a wonderful time to try new recipes. It seems like my oven is never off for long! I love it when it is too cold for the neighborhood kids to play outside. They always find their way to our house for games and my latest new recipe! My house comes alive with the sounds of laughter and fun. These are just a few examples of why I really do love Fall and Winter.

  • Meli40

    11.12.2013 at 07:48 Reply

    Oh… and the fact that this body HATES swimsuits might add to why I love Fall and Winter….. 🙂

  • stephenia

    11.12.2013 at 08:15 Reply

    Fall is my favorite. Changing colors, just cooler temperatures, most people back to school or work do
    It is the perfect time to vacation. It is cool enough to dig out cardigans and bake things in the oven again!

  • Ashley

    11.12.2013 at 08:35 Reply

    I agree with Stephenia. Fall is my favorite season for the change in colors. It’s so beautiful. I’m originally from Oregon, so it reminds me a lot of home.
    As requested, I can say something nice about winter too. 🙂 When we have cold weather like this, it kills off all of those spiders. So that in the summer, I don’t have black widows hanging around my garden!

  • stacyawebb

    11.12.2013 at 08:53 Reply

    I love summer, because I love to swim. Outside. Fall is a favorite because of the change in foliage ( sometimes) and the focus on gratitude. And the food. I’m actually grateful for food in every season. Winter & Spring are lovely as well. Guess I am for being happy where you are!

  • machelle

    11.12.2013 at 09:17 Reply

    I love all the seasons EXCEPT winter. I am a warm weather girl and love the sunshine. I like to spend time outdoors in my flower garden, taking the dog for walks, and wearing flip-flops. The only nice thing I can say about winter is that I have alot more time to knit because I can’t stand to be outside where it is cold.

  • JudySmith

    11.12.2013 at 09:32 Reply

    My favorite season is fall. I love the change in color of the trees and the cool weather gets me moving.

  • okieannie

    11.12.2013 at 10:15 Reply

    I have grown to love fall. When I was much younger I only liked hot, hot, summers. Not fond of winter, but love the knitting time, with warm yarn!

  • rmj318

    11.12.2013 at 10:17 Reply

    I love fall. I loved it when we lived in Oklahoma and even more so now that we call Washington state home. Winter in Oklahoma was a challenge but when the roads became too hazardous, we spent some pretty incredible family time together. There’s always something good about having everyone home.

  • pindy4176

    11.12.2013 at 10:20 Reply

    Hmm, do so many of us prefer fall and winter because we knit/crochet, or do we knit/crochet because we prefer fall and winter?
    My favorite season is winter. I love that it’s a time of preparation, both for nature and people. I love how the shorter days draw us into a slower pace and entice us to savor warmth, the aromas of hot foods and beverages, and each other.

  • mkinser

    11.12.2013 at 12:10 Reply

    Spring. The first day I can open the windows & let fresh air into the house that’s been closed up snug all winter.

  • csledge

    11.12.2013 at 13:04 Reply

    I really don’t have a favorite season, although I prefer warmer seasons to colder ones, and the change of seasons are my favorite to experience. The changing smells in the air remind me to keep moving forward. My favorite thing about winter is snowflakes. Snowflakes are so pretty and I would love to be able to examine all of their intricate designs and shapes if I could. I also must ad that my second favorite thing about winter is wearing the scarves, hats, etc that I knit. 🙂

  • mschoir01

    11.12.2013 at 13:12 Reply

    Hey! We’re all wooly people here (well, except for the poor allergic ones) so it HAS to be fall and winter (not necessarily in that order). I have always loved cooler weather and the cold and snow? That’s bonus primo knitting time! Others may have the time of their lives during the hot weather months, but give me frosty mornings and sharp afternoons any day!

  • jlbeene83

    11.12.2013 at 14:24 Reply

    Fall is my favorite! I love to see the changing colors and the weather is perfect, not to cold, not too hot!

  • rczb

    11.12.2013 at 16:10 Reply

    I love spring best…green and flowers after the winter. Fall is my second favorite, because of the colors and it being cool enough to enjoy being outside. I love the sunshine and long days of summer. I love snow days in winter, and that, because of wheat, we can find green somewhere all winter long.
    Keely, maybe you should move north. After living in north Iowa for 5 years, 2 decades ago, Monday I was thankful that it was 22 degrees and not minus 22 degrees!

  • SarahB

    11.12.2013 at 19:46 Reply

    My favorite time of year is Fall. I love the cool, crisp air, the colors of the leaves, all the holidays, parties and FOOD! Winter snow is beautiful and I like to be warm and cozy by a fire but the ice here keeps that time of year from being my favorite.

  • Jana Allen

    11.12.2013 at 21:27 Reply

    I love winter because it means Christmas
    And sometimes SNOW. Which i love to
    watch fall and even to shovel. Snow
    makes Christmas lights reflect and
    glow. i love how snow reflects the
    moonlight. And best of all…
    It makes me love my yarn even more!!

  • Betty

    11.12.2013 at 22:32 Reply

    My favorite seasons are spring & fall, because that’s when we occasionally get those perfect days that require neither air conditioning or furnaces. Those days that you can throw open the windows, clear out the stale air indoors, & just stroll outside without needing a jacket or water mister.
    I’ve been heat intolerant all of my life, and now that I’m older, the cold seem to sink deeper into my bones.

  • Lucky Dog

    11.12.2013 at 23:07 Reply

    I love early spring with the blooming Redbud trees and daffodils. And I love fall with its cooler temperatures after summer being so hot. Winter is great because there are no bugs and it’s quiet (no mowers). And early summer brings fireflies and baby raccoons. 🙂

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