Sunday, March 2, 2014

March of the Lions

 Whoever said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb had it half right...or at least the first half is right so far this month.  Today is the 2nd of March and this is what I woke up to.  Sleet turned to ice overnight and the windows in the morning room were crusted with ice.
When I let the dogs out, it had started to snow. They say we won't have much snow this time - only 2-4 inches.  With the thin crust of sleet underneath, I'm not sure I want to try to drive to work tomorrow, especially since it won't get above 20 degrees today.  
Sock Madness 8 begins anytime.  The specifications for Round 1 came out yesterday morning and that means the pattern will be released sometime within 48 hours of then.  I have 2 weeks to knit that first pair in order to get onto a team. Piece of cake!  I've found that it's when we get to Round 3, 4, & 5 that I falter - mainly because I don't knit as fast as a lot of the other knitters from around the world.  And this IS, after all, a speed competition!  

As usual, I made several project bags to donate for prizes.  I did 2 embroidered ones - I'm particularly fond of the seahorse one.  Might need to make one for myself.

And these 6 lines drawstring ones.  They go together fairly quickly. I spent all day yesterday making 4 of them.  Not to be bragging or anything, but my project bags are very popular during Sock Madness competitions!  I try a different style each year and each year they go over quite well. This year is no exception.  

Well, time to get's after noon and I still need to get the trash gathered and clean out the litter box and get everything out to the trash for pick up day.  I slept in later than usual and always need to have a fortifying mug of Irish breakfast tea to get started.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll let you know how March ends - hopefully like a lamb and not a lion!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Wow........we can't begin to imagine weather like you are having......we don't get anything like it here! I can see why your project bags are popular, they are very good.