Monthly Archives: February 2015


Living in the midwest we don’t get a lot of the same weather systems that the east coast does…the ones that drop feet of snow in one debilitating punch. We typically get a few whoppers that cancel school and require shoveling out and the like, but never more than about 12″ at a time (at least where I live). Today we’re getting one of those whoppers, and though it’s timing on a Sunday probably won’t affect school tomorrow, it’s so exciting to wake up with a whole day ahead of me knowing it’s an inside day (I will get out to drop off a rent check, but I don’t have to shovel because I rent…a perk I’ll enjoy when the wind kicks up later today). Church services have been canceled, and the super bowl party I was planning to go to is probably still on, but since it’s a 20 minute drive on a good day I’ll probably skip it.

The timing on a Sunday interfered with the knitting retreat here this weekend with my sister and our friend. They left before the storm and made it back without seeing any snow, and I’m really grateful that they did. If they’d stayed overnight they might have been stuck here till Monday, and that wouldn’t have been good at all! We took a mini tour-de-fleece around this part of the state and fell to the allure of Regia Fluoromania yarn, a few notions, and some colorwork alpaca/merino. I was too generously gifted some Noro and some sock yarn, and I think I might cast on the mittens with my pot of coffee to relish the snowday.

My WIPs at the moment are:
– Tubularity – sport weight yarn (Wonderland Yarns – Mad Hatter; Malabrigo – Arroyo)
– Opal sock
– Yarn Love sock (Asymmetrical Cables pattern with some modifications)
– Twin Leaf Shawl (needs some loving…)
– Cozy Memories Sock Blanket (a PLOP, or long term project with sock scraps)
– Atlantis Socks (2nd sock, languishing for months)

There are a couple other projects cast on but not getting love. I’d like to get some FOs out this week, if possible, but time during the week always seems to run short.
On to coffee, knitting, reading, and snow day enjoyment!