Snow Day

We woke up this morning to a white and snowy day – perfect snow too – not too cold, not too blowy, it’s sticking to everything in the prettiest way, except that there is rather a lot of it. There’s about 20cm so far at my house, and it’s still coming, and coming and coming. You can’t tell that we shovelled this morning, and I’ll have to go out the front door to dig out the back one so it opens.

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Not that I mind, far from it actually.  I’m in a warm house, and I’m cozy and I like the snow. (I like it from in here.) I have nowhere to go, my house is tidy, I’m all cleaned up from the dinner party last night, I’ve spent the day at my desk, and that means that this evening this knitter will be getting her yarn on big time.  Me, a seriously large pot of tea and a movie, while the snow flies outside. I’ll light the candles, and hunker down with a woolly scene.  My sympathies to those of you who have to drive in it, or try and get around, but I’m absolutely delighted. I’ve got a million things to knit, and this is the perfect set up. Speaking of perfect set ups…

What’s did Luis hang today?

If you think I’m happy about the snow, then let me tell you, Lou is thrilled, in exactly the way that only little kids can be. Snow  is all a win when you’re 2 3/4, you don’t even need to shovel the stuff. It’s all fun, all the time when it snows for him, and a very, very happy boy chose his ornament this morning.

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The snowflake. (El copo de nieve) How perfect is that? This ornament was the one that made me the craziest. I used this pattern, but I did it on 1.5mm needles (that’s a little tiny) and used laceweight to make it small enough.

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When I was done, I soaked it in a solution of half white glue, and half water, and then pinned it out on my ironing board over parchment paper and then plastic wrap. (I was very worried it would stick. It didn’t.) The pins I used are toast, but the finished product was great.  Stiff as a board, and perfect for hanging on a wee tree, and diminutive enough to fit in a pocket.  If I were a stronger woman, I’d knit a bunch of these for my genuine large tree.

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Gifts for knitters Day 11

Today is short and sweet.  Knitting posters. If your knitter has a special space that they knit in, a studio (or your home) this might be perfect. Knitting posters.  You can frame them, you can tack them up with pins like you did when you were 17 – no matter.  These will all be up your knitter’s alley. How about Keep calm and Cast on?  Or one that outlines the steps in knitting? One of those might be perfect. Anybody have anymore?