Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow Day!

The snow was really beautiful falling all day long yesterday. We ended up with about 9" here at the lake. Some cities to the North around the Metro area received as much as 12 to 13". According to the news channel yesterday, this is the largest snowfall recorded in one day for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area since they have been keeping recorded data (over 111 years worth). A lot of people were without electricity by the end of the day, but we were lucky and didn't lose power. I also managed to get an extra day off since the power was out today at the building where I work. As you can see above, my grandson enjoyed his day out of school building a snowman with a heart! I made it to a Michael's store and bought some Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and plan to try to make another "Fourteen" neck warmer (a little longer this time).

Monday, February 8, 2010

More generalities

It's been rainy and chilly here off and on, and everyone at my house is sick with colds. Other than that, everything is going ok. I have chugged through another 2 books on CD and have read several more. We just vegged out yesterday and watched a lot of kids Movies on the FX channel with my oldest GS. My daughter's FIL has been in Haiti helping with the earthquake efforts. He is a surgeon and I am sure his skills were sorely needed. I hope to hear from her soon how his trip went.

The photo above is of another neck warmer I completed about a month ago. This one is knitted and the free pattern on Ravelry is called "Fourteen". It is being modeled here by "Sonny". I wore it to work one day, and realized it is still a bit too short for my taste. I think I would prefer it to cover my chest as well, since my leather jacket doesn't button all the way up to the throat. I plan to try knitting another one sometime and adding a few more inches and see how that works for me. It was a very easy pattern and it did keep my neck cozy and warm the day I wore it!