Hello Everyone. It's a snowy winter wonderland outside right now. This is a photo I took earlier in the week. The next day I took an identical one! It seems to snow almost non-stop right now. We have flurries today. A best guess is about 4 to 4 1/2 foot of snow in our yard right now. Next week is supposed to actually be above freezing for the first time in I don't know how long, so hopefully some of this will melt.
A picture of our little Princess Piper yesterday. She asked for a princess nightgown for Christmas and her other Papa and Grandma did a great job finding this one!
And how do you like this one? Her Doc McStuffins outfit, lamby hat and sunglasses! That's my girl!
Here's the finished scarf I made Dennis. I asked him to model it and this is what he did silly man, but you can see the stitch pattern very well this way!
And I took this one just before he flew off to Vancouver, BC for work a few days ago. He really likes it.
I've been having fun knitting socks.
I really enjoy doing two at a time, but I do still like my dpn's best of all. I've tried magic loop. I've tried the 9 inch circular needles but always come back to dpn's. It's fun to do them at the same time. Two cuffs, two legs, two heels, then two feet and two toes. No second sock syndrome that way. Since this photo I have one foot almost done. See my cute project bag from Kris? I love it! Thank you again Kris.
I've also been making "magic balls" of sock yarn using the magic knot method. Not sure what I'm going to make with them but have some ideas. And I've been watching knitting podcasts as usual.
I've had lots of time to work on these projects because while Dennis was in Canada the snow plows came through and plowed me in. AGAIN. Three foot berms of ice and snow. I got about half of it cleaned up and down I went on the ice. I messed my back up and have been sitting on ice packs ever since. That was Wednesday and I still hurt. So this will be short and sweet because I can't sit in the desk chair long at all.
I told one friend what happened and next time I looked out the window, two couples from church were out there doing this. I feel really, really bad because they are all older than I am. It's so nice and clear. I called them my snow elves. I don't think they would have even told me they did it but I happed to look out the window and see. Wonderfully nice people.
So, I'm trying very hard not to be upset about this...on top of everything else. I had just told Dennis before he left that I had had 6 days of feeling good so he wouldn't worry about me. Now I'm stuck again. I can't drive because I can't move quick enough if I had to with my feet from the gas to the brake. Oh well. Have I ever said how much I detest snow and ice? I do.
Some of you have asked the name of the yarn I used for my mittens since it's non-pilling, but I haven't been able to go to Hobby Lobby to check and I threw the labels out. I promise that when I can walk again without pain I will do that for you. Please forgive the time it's taking me.
And now, I'm going to cut this short and get back to my ice pack. :-) Thank you all for being there for me. I so appreciate it. And yes, Dennis got back late last night so I'm not alone now. It's amazing how much better it is when he's home and I'm not alone in this big house.
"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
Blessings my friend,