And reading other blogs it sounds like snow is hitting everyone. We have had around 15 inches or so just since Friday. Dennis has been snowblowing several times this weekend, including this morning before he went to work. A winter storm warning ended at 7:00 this morning and another one is set to begin this afternoon. We have another 15 to 18 inches predicted by tomorrow afternoon and snow is in the forecast every day for the next seven days.
And that’s exactly what I get for talking last week about what a mild winter we’ve been having. People are threatening to hunt the groundhog down and shoot it. He predicted our winter was almost over. Ha!
This is what fell overnight. About 7 inches.
One of our neighbors was out snowblowing this morning. I’ve been hearing a lot of snowblowers during the last couple of hours. The snowplows had come through twice during the night and there was already a layer of new snow on the streets. School hasn’t been canceled though. Some had a 1 to 2 hour delay, but it takes a lot to cancel school here.
If another 15 inches fall tonight we will have well over 3 feet of snow on the ground. And, of course, I have another doctor appointment up on “the hill” Wednesday morning with the spine doctor. Now you have to understand. I grew up in the midwest, we live near the mountains here. When I say “the hill” this is no midwest hill. It’s steep. Very steep. I’m hoping the snow plows are out in full force before that appointment.
I have a hat done and packaged up, ready to go to the post office for this year’s crochet challenge for Warm-up America. The recipients will be Walter Reed Hospital for veterans and servicemembers and their families. You could choose to either crochet an afghan or knit this hat. They provide the patterns for you to use. This was a very easy hat and only took me about two hours with worsted weight yarn.
I have also finished one wheelchair blanket for the veterans home and started another one yesterday morning.
This one is finished, but not washed and blocked yet.
I still have several more inches to crochet around this one.
You can’t tell in this picture, but it was snowing pretty hard. The robins were all fluffed up very fat and huddled in masses in the trees in the backyard yesterday. One tree had at least 100 robins in it. I felt so sorry for them. Our temperatures never got above 8°F all weekend and the lows were much lower. They probably don’t know what’s happening. I’m surprised we have robins in February anyway, but as I said, until now it’s been a mild winter
This area was all clean when we went to bed last night. It just keeps coming down.
Judy asked about the pattern for the sweater Piper was wearing in one of my last posts. I tried to find it and I think it is called the “girls all-in-one sleeveless top” by Marianne Mel. It is a free pattern on ravelry. I have been very bad about answering your questions and I will try to be better. I always forget when writing a post to go back and check for any questions you might have had. If you’ve asked me a question and I haven’t answered it, please ask again and I will try to remember to answer it next post.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
“He sends His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly. He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast? He sends His word and melts them; He stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.” Psalm 147:15-18