Greetings from a sunny but very cold wintry wonderland!
The weekend forecast was the stuff of a weatherperson’s dreams – all the weather in one day so, we braved the crazed “Armageddon” crowds at the grocery store to get a couple of things. Really not the most brilliant thing we’ve ever done, but we did manage to survive.
We thought that trip was a fool’s errand when all the predictions for Saturday just sort of fizzled out. No snow but yes, we got lots of rain and the temperatures stayed well above freezing all day. The rains finally turned to ice and then to snow as our temperatures plummeted to single digits overnight. The arctic blast is indeed upon us!
And, so what do you do with all the weather drama? Well, you make comfort foods (i.e. stuffed acorn squash), drink whiskey, and finish projects!
I did some sewing with really lovely results. I mentioned Fancy Tiger Crafts One-Hour Top a couple of weeks ago and I found some knit fabric on sale at JoAnn’s and in less than an hour I sewed up a muslin from the sale fabric to see how it would fit and what adjustments I might need to make. Yes, less than an hour – including cutting out the pattern in that time! There are just 4 seams and then stitch the neck, sleeves and hem with a double needle, which gives a really lovely and surprisingly easy finish! And, the fit is really wonderful so I have been looking online for more knit fabric to make a couple more shirts!
Steve’s mom loved her Christmas Cowl so much she asked if I could make one for Steve’s dad, which I was happy to do. I finished it on Saturday and delivered it early Sunday morning and just in time for the single digit weather we are going to be having this week!
I blocked Rachel’s Birthday Shawl and got the few ends woven in, and it is all ready to be shipped off to California!
I also finished a pair of handspun socks that were two years in the making! That’s right I bound them off on Sunday morning – I still have ends to weave in but at least they are off the needles!
Inspired by Mary, I cleaned up my Ravelry queue and frogged a few items that just are not going to ever be finished for a variety of reasons. It feels infinitely better looking at my queue now and I even feel energized to get these lingering projects finished! All this work deserved a reward so I cast on a new shawl with a skein of handspun yarn that I found in last weekends organization that I had earmarked for this project!
In the “late to the party” category (and thanks to pneumonia!) I have recently discovered how entirely enjoyable Doctor Who is! I am just starting Season 4 thanks to Sunday’s snow storms and wintry blast! I will just say this; The Doctor is a very good knitting companion!
Steve works tomorrow, no day off for him! But if you do have tomorrow off – I hope you spend a little time thinking about MLK!
What did your weekend hold?
I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get all the snow they were calling for, but we did get to sleep in this morning (Sunday School got cancelled) and the supermarket was nearly empty when we went this morning. I’m glad that it didn’t turn out to be a big a mess as it could have been and at least it happened on a weekend when I didn’t have to go out in it!
Sounds like you put forced “inside time” to good use.
For us, it was a tiny bit of snow that was washed away by a moderate amount of rain. Thankfully, the day was sunny and windy and the roads and trees dried off a bit before the Arctic blast!
Lots of snow here… I typically find that the more dire the weather predictions, the less likely it is that the predicted “weather” will occur. But it’s always best to be prepared! Looks like your weekend was quite fiber-productive! 🙂
It’s still the weekend here. I’d love to go to the movies today but I don’t know if I’m willing to brave the frozen tundra out there!
I hesitate to write that we have been having very mild winter weather. I’m on the way to finishing the second sleeve of my Vintersol this long weekend. Finishing things is so good.
We got about 4″-6″ of snow on Saturday. There were not nearly enough plows out there. My drive to work doubled. Ugh.
This morning, we were at -11ºF, although we increased 2 degrees on my drive to work. On Wednesday it is going to be 40º with rain, and then we will be back to the twenties again.
Welcome to Michigan, where you can have all of the weather in the same day. LOL
Welcome to TN, a light dusting of very fine snow over night but the temperatures have dropped from 55 on Friday to 17 degrees this morn.
Snuggling with our wood pellet stove on high, it really feels like winter, finally!
Goodness, you had a productive weekend Kat, it’s so nice to see your energy back to normal.
Our storm wasn’t all that was promised sadly. But it was still a nice day in the warm house. Today…negative temps and back to work. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Looks like your weekend was great!
I’m glad I inspired your WIP assessment! Now if we can finish what we kept on the needles, wouldn’t that be awesome! (also, still not getting the Dr Who thing. but Grace and Frankie?! I can deal!)
I LOVE dr who! I find it fun to watch, low level stress and it’s quite funny. My favorite is Matt Smith. But any of the doctors are fine by me. Lovely knitting and our winter storm was a bust, but I’m okay with that.
Like Juliann said there’s no snow in this part of our state except at the nearby pass. However, it is gray, chilly and wet. I spent much of the past week organizing my stash and wondering whatever possessed me to buy so much yarn. There’s lots of knitting in my future, starting with my many WIPs. Wish me luck!
My My! What a busy EB (Energizer Bunny) you were over the long weekend, snow or no, be damned! Congrats on all those accomplishments! W2G – Way to Go!
Lots of walking, some knitting and a bit of Outlander! You have accomplished so much-good for you.