My sister-in-law Molly emailed me yesterday
and asked if everything was ok,
since I hadn't blogged in a while.
It was nice to be missed!
Actually I've been rather busy,
and then our weather has been so beautiful
that there really wasn't time to sit down and write!
I took the photo above on Tuesday afternoon
when the snow was finally beginning to accumulate.
I was really hoping we'd have a nice snowfall,
and I wasn't disappointed.
I think we probably got a total of 3",
but there was also ice involved,
so the roads were really a mess.
There was no school here on Wednesday and Thursday,
so the kids had a great time sledding
on the hills at the golf course.
I loved walking the boys through the woods
and hearing the drumming of woodpeckers
in the otherwise still environment.
There's a certain hush
on snowy days
that cannot be duplicated.
This was Wednesday morning's view:
Only the addition of a few deer
could have improved it.
Bosco hadn't seen snow before,
and at first he was terrified,
but it didn't take him long to figure out that he loved it!
Barker even enjoyed it -
I think the softness felt good on his tired, old feet.
….and somebody else built his first snowman,
aptly named Frosty!
Speaking of Charlie,
I did minor surgical repairs on the neckband
of his fish sweater:
I'm happy to report that it now fits him!
Jeni's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off is the answer!!
I also finished knitting this sock
and I started these:
This yarn is from Barb Parry's
Foxfire Fiber & Designs.
I'm participating in a KAL that she is hosting.
It ends on Valentine's Day,
so I doubt that I will be finished,
I hadn't tried knitting two socks at a time
on one circular needle before,
but with the 'snow days' I took the liberty
to learn, using a Youtube video.
It's really very easy, if you haven't tried it.
And then another skein of yarn arrived,
and with my newly-mastered skill,
I cast-on these socks:
This yarn is Schoppel Cat Print,
and you can find it here.
My friend Bernice knit a pair of socks for herself
from this yarn, but in different colorway.
Wait until you see how these work up.
It is really incredible!
These are just stockinette,
so they will work up quickly -
great evening movie-watching knitting for me!
I have Valentines on my mind these days too.
So I carved this from black paper the other day
I think I may make a Thermofax screen from it.
What do you think?
I'll leave you with one last snow photo:
a snow cone:
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace to you and yours!