Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snowstorm and some FO’s

I love watching the weather, and bad threatening weather has always fascinated me. I watch the weather forecast daily, sometimes 3 times a day!  I check the weather online and generally know what it’s going to be like for at least a few days.

So when this approaching snowstorm  hit us, I was a little bit surprised at the amount of snow we received. It wasn’t supposed to start snowing until later in the day. It started early and snowed pretty much all day.


This is hubby and my 4 yr old. Yes, my son is in the yard, LOL, but he was outside with Daddy helping him work. The little guy loves that.


He was so caught up in his shoveling that he went the other way. He was actually shoveling the walkway that was already shoveled in front of the neighbor’s house.


What!?! Yes he’s using a leafblower. It must have worked. Good thing this snow was the powdery kind.


This is my backyard, Maybe if you click the pic, you’ll get a larger version and see how much snow was falling. It was coming down!

So all the cold and snow is good knitting weather, right? I’ve been working on dishcloths for swaps. Yep, that’s right. I’m into swapping again. New Year, new swaps.  If you are one of my partners, you won’t know which one you are getting.


This is the Morse Code cloth. I love the unique slip stitch design. It went very fast and easily memorized. I used I love this cotton in pink and white.


Polygon cloth. This pic makes the cloth look like a mess, but it really isn’t. It may need blocking. I like the unique shape of this cloth. This pattern is from the center out, but it’s a VERY quick knit.


This is little hearts from the LA booklet. I love hearts and I got this booklet on sale. This is the first pattern I tried. It turned out good. If you look very closely, you can see the little eyelet hearts. I like this cloth lots.


These ballbands were done for a RAK (random act of kindness). I guess the colors intrigued me. She wanted hot pink and red for her cupcake kitchen.

Speaking of RAK, I am also working on a pair of mittens for a Georgia gal visiting NYC at the end of Jan. I can empathize with her cold weather plight. So out of kindness (LOL) I am making her these mittens.


The palm has a flap so you can use your fingers!

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These are super quick and easy. I am going to make myself a pair as well. I have other reasons for making these mittens, LOL. I have committed myself to making 12 pairs of mittens in 09. This will count for pair #1. Yay!!

And I finished the sweater (scroll down) for my baby boy.


I like this pattern, but it rolls on the bottom. I may need to block it the best that I can. But then again, he’s already broken it in with graham cracker crumbs. 034

It only took me about 3 days to make, so I’m not unhappy with it. I don’t know if I like the wide open neck in the front, but it is cute. I used wool ease in Woodland print. One full skein and less than half of the other. I might make a hat to match.

I also received the coolest dishcloth swap package in the mail. It came from the Rav group dishcloth Round Robin. It was a state themed swap.


She lives in CT where the little blue bow is. How nice. The yarn is a linen cotton blend and very very interesting. Thanks, Deb! for the awesome cloth.

That’s it for now. We have arctic air on our doorstep. It’s freezing out. Literally. I’m going to finish up my dishcloth swaps and start the Hello Kitty hat for my 8 yr old. And I need to get on these socks if I am to make my 12 pair challenge for socks.  I am on sock 2, but I’ve been so tied up with other projects that it has become the last thing on my long list. 


Aunt Kathy said...

Greta stuff Anita

hakucho said...

I bookmarked the morse code cloth...I love slip stitch cloths! Thanks for the link :)

Briley said...

looks like you have been knitting away. I like that polygon cloth, it's pretty funky, and I love the convertable mittens. I have been meaning to make myself a pair of those.