December 27, 2010

Snow Day!

Happy Holidays to all!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family, friends, food. 

It snowed here last night.  A lot.  I did a little shoveling last night, but it was useless.  The snow was coming down so fast that there was no way to make any headway so I brought myself inside and prayed that the wind would blow it all away.

As it turns out, the wind blew the snow right up to my front door.  After I shoveled my way to the front gate, the snow beyond it was almost 2 feet high.  Not good.  The gate swings out, you see, and I was on the wrong side of it.  Oh no!

My son had to climb the fence to get on the other side to shovel a hole so I could open the gate.  (You know I wasn't going to climb a fence!  Couldn't you just see that!).  Anyway, I had hope when I saw that the snow plows had come along and attempted to plow my street.

Unfortunately, the plow did what it always does and as you can see from the picture, I won't be going anywhere anytime soon.  Thanks for that snow plow driver.

So after shoveling, I made myself a hot cup of coffee, contemplated going to the local grocery for some snacks and thought better of it.  Instead, I came inside to do some last minute (post) Christmas knitting.  This is the Palindrome hat and scarf set.

I used 3 skeins of Patons SWS in natural violet, US #7 needles for the hat and US #8 needles for the cowl - which was supposed to be a scarf but I ran out of yarn.  Apparently I had only 2 1/2 skeins of yarn.  Either way, it's a nice warm set and that was the last of the Patons SWS.  Stash down 3 skeins.  Yay!

The Soundview Stitchers have agreed to my sock challenge of 2011.  It took me almost  4 years to realize my dream of sitting with a group where everyone was knitting socks, and now my dream is finally coming true.  They don't have to knit 10 pairs, there are no prizes and the only thing I want them to get out of it is how to tackle any sock pattern. 

I've invited any of my readers to join us, and how you can do that is to knit the sock patterns I choose, and when you are done, send me a picture of the socks and I'll post them here on my blog.  The knitting circle won't meet until January 8th, but they have the pattern already and they promised NOT to start until after January 1.

The first pattern is Nutkin.  It's a fairly easy pattern to memorize, and the only 'challenge' is the folded cuff. 
 I'll be knitting the socks as well and will provide what help I can along the way on my blog.  So join us.