This weekend was full of new beginnings. Ice Fishing officially began for my boys. "Our" pond is frozen and I have 4 happy men. (No fish have been harmed in these photos. All fish get placed back under the ice with care.) This also gave me time to curl up on the couch with my new beginning. Jared Flood's pattern Girasole in Shelter yarn. This gorgeous afgan is knit in the round on size 6 needles. My son told me it will take me 2 years to finish. Jared Flood's Yarn is 100% American wool. Pretty great for that reason alone! It is very "wolly". You may even find bits of straw here and there while knitting. I have read a lot about the yarn and when soaked and blocked, the reviews rave that it softens right up! I will let you know - hopefully before 2 years have passed! We also want to remind you that you still have today to enter our Giveaway!