December 16, 2007

Snowy Sunday

Another storm in CT. This one is currently snow but will be changing over to sleet and freezing rain. Oh doesn't that sound like fun. At least the kids and I got a cord of firewood stacked before it started. Last year we stacked 2 cords when it was 5 degrees outside so yesterday's 24 degrees seemed like a heat wave.
If only I could figure out how to stop casting on baby socks. They are so addicting. Instant completed project.
These took a little longer. Probably for my mom.
So I finished the flame on fire shawl a while back but I just wasn't happy with it at all. Never got around to blocking it and then last week I pulled it out and started something else.

The pattern is by Alison Hyde and is called Marnie. Beautiful pattern and a good match for the yarn. I was going to make it for my neice but there's not way it'll be done in time. I've got Ray's beautiful yarn just calling out to me.

So I couldn't resist casting on this shawl for my daughter from my latest yarn purchase. D3 saw it and can't wait!

The grands were over yesterday. Little Missy A was all snug in her sweater. She and N fell in love with this old flashlight thing. It doesn't work any more but they loved makeing it collapse and expand.


Anonymous said...

I'll take your winter storm if you don't want it. Send it over. Please.

Lovs2Knit said...

Freezing rain...yuck! I hate that stuff.
I love knitting baby stuff. It goes so quickly and is so cute.

Lynn said...

Love stuff you've been working on!!!! And 24?? The only good thing abt weather that cold is the fire you can have in the fireplace.

Anonymous said...

You are not alone. I am being hit with the same storm, and it's still snowing now, around 8:25 pm this evening. First sleet, then freezing rain, so everything is hanging heavy with ice, then the snow on top. I just hope we don't lose power, but wouldn't be surprised.

Your green shawl looks so much like a blanket I am making, which is based on the feather'n'fan pattern too. I adore the color of it. I guess that makes me a very young 65 yr old! hahaha

Your Alison Hyde is gorgeous too. I agree, the yarn matches the pattern very nicely! Now if your knitting is behaving as mine is, you must have a very warm lap with all that going on! Have a great day. :)

Wool Winder said...

I missed checking your blog for a couple of days and now I'm catching up. I always enjoy hearing about your grandchildren and seeing what you have knit for them. Love the socks!

Anita said...

That sweater is adorable on her!!! Loving your socks too, but then I always love your socks! :)

monica said...

Miss A look adorable in her sweater. She is getting so big :) The socks and the shawls look wonderful.

Patricia said...

Just an observation from a reader looking in. That blue couch has been a backdrop for so much knitting and family photos, how will you ever part with it when the time comes?

gypsyknits said...

We had that weather and forwarded on to you....LOL
The socks lood grand and the sweater is cute, but Little Missy is adorable.
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