I can't remember if I posted about the Arbutus cowl, also from Jane's book. This was made using Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in the County Fair color way, which I think is very similar to the MadTosh I used for the mitts.
Another stash buster I may or may not have posted about was this cowl/neckwarmer made out of Quince & Co. Puffin. It's a tincanknits pattern called False Creek, and it was a very quick knit.
I went to two yarn shops yesterday for a Superbowl sale, and I started a Zuzu's Petals cowl using some brand new madelinetosh sport.
Gracie continues to hide most of the time, but she will let me pet her, as long as she is under the bed. Once in awhile we are so quiet that she ventures out, thinking we aren't around, only to stare at us for a minute or two before scampering back to one of her hiding places. Oh well, maybe one of these days she will feel safe enough to hang out with us.
My new semester is off to a good start; my new set of students seem to be a well behaved group of kids, which will be nice. I don't have my own classroom this time, instead, I'm going into three different class rooms, with all my stuff on a cart. It's a bit stressful but I think it'll keep me pretty organized, out of necessity. Oh well, it is what it is. Happy February!