Friday, January 05, 2007

its still snowing....

....and any of you who would like some, please, please take it!! We were supposed to get 2-4" today and we are easily over 6" and it is still coming down!! It is really beginning to SUCK! The roads are terrible - partly because Denver is not equipt to handle winters like this (generally it snows a couple inches and within a day or two its in the low 70's - eliminating all need for plows on the side streets), people are now getting tired of sliding around town in their cars and on foot and are getting cranky, and it sucks for business! Please pray to the ElNino gods to have a little mercy on us - we are already 25+ inches of snow over our entire winter average with the two snowiest months coming up - eeeek!

Ok - So on to happier, less ranting subjects. My possum scarf is done!! Mr. sunneshine went to a bachelor party out of town last night, so I got a good solid block of knitting time (and got to watch Earl for the first time in months - its was really, really funny!). This was the yarn that would never end. This scarf is made of one skein and I still probably have 40 yards left! The picture on the couch is about where the skein stayed -- it was like the point in the project where the measurement doesn't change (you knit 4 rows and it is still at 16 inches), except it was everytime I finished a lace repeat the ball hadn't lost any yardage! After the last lace scarf, this was definately a good thing (and I did get the yarn for that lace scarf in the mail today.) So finally at 68" I finished it off. The bummer is that even with the edging, the scarf still wants to curl - I am hoping that after blocking it will be better. The lace pattern did turn out really pretty and I am happy with it. I am still not good at photographing lace - so use your imagination. Once it is blocked and looking pretty I will try to photograph it again....

So as I was walking into work today - I realized that my socks are not quite long enough for this weather. So my next knitting project is going to be socks! Longer socks! I usually wear sport socks in my boots because for standing all day it is much easier on your knees and feet (I guess this could have been on my weird list - dressed in a pretty dress with sport socks in my boots). But Nike doesn't make sport knee (or top of your calf ) socks, so i am going to have to make some cute ones before the next storm (or during this one). It is really annoying to have the snow falling in my georgia boots!! Wish me luck on my first sock project - lucky I have a bunch of sock yarn in the stash beggin to be used!!

Have a good weekend!

3 comments:

Social Knitter said...

O Man...Ive been watching your blog for any news on Denver snow. Wow!

I just made one knee-high sock that is such a wonderful fitting sock and warm too. I used a lot of her calculations for a perfect fit.
http://www.hjsstudio.com/sock.html

Cece said...

Socks are lots of fun - watch out, you'll get addicted!

I sent you an invite for the bustalong... I think it'll be fun. I just told my husband what we were planning and he was like WHAT! You are going to go through withdrawl. LOL, we'll just have to wait and see what happened, I guess.

KnitXcorE said...

the scarf looks gr8! I can't believe it's still snowing there! It just got cold here tday :-)