Sunday, February 17, 2013

Snow Days

They say that if you don't like the weather in Missouri, just wait a few minutes and it will change.  On Tuesday, we had temps in the 40-50 degree range.  We woke up on Wednesday to this!
By the time I got off work on Wednesday evening, it had melted and it looked as though it had never snowed at all.  We had temps in the 20's and 30's for 3 days and today it's in the 50's and 60's.   It's hard to make wardrobe decisions in advance these days...and one certainly can't put away the winter wardrobe yet...but I've pulled down the summer clothes.  it looks like a hurricane hit in the closet right room for two different sets of clothes...I'm thinking the groundhog was right and we are almost done with winter.  

With the advent of March, it's time to be thinking about the madness beginning.  Sock Madness, that is.  Sock Madness 7 registration began on February 1st and will go to the end of the month.  The materials list has come out and there is a frenzy of sock yarn purchasing going on throughout the world.   I've got enough yarn to work for the competition so I'm good.  I DID need to purchase some tiny buttons and 2 zippers - you read that right...zippers!  That;s enough to scare the bejezzus out of any knitter...zippers.  Will have to put my faith in the designer for this one..I'll keep you updated when that sock comes out.

In the meantime, I usually donate prizes to the competition...would it be bragging to say that my prizes are much coveted each year? Well, they are...I've made 2 embroidered project bags and 3 zipper pouches this year.  The cup is only for perspective purposes...these pouches are a new project for me...they work up quite quickly...might need to make several more for friends and family and self!  
 And, finally, I've been trying to work up a wee tiny sock kit each weekend...I figure it will take me about 6 months to get caught up with all the kits that are awaiting attention but it's a nice goal, don't you think?  Here is a kit named Pink is Cool.  

And this one is called There Were Butterflies.  The patterns are from a designer friend.  I am excited about finishing these...they've been languishing in the bin for almost 2 years.
Well, I've still got some daylight left so might need to work on a knitting to decide.  Will post once it's done.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Your snow is so pretty.....and I can't believe how quickly it melts! Those little socks are very cute.