We have finally received our first substantial snowfall for the 2018-2019 winter season and it’s already into January. We have a had a few little snow storms this season, but you noticed I didn’t even post a picture they were so minor. We will probably end up with between 3 and 4 inches. It started last night sometime (I was a sleep :P) and it is still snowing (about 1:30 pm my time). I took this picture about 10:00 am. The weather map shows it continuing until sometime after 7:30 pm. These are tiny flakes so it take a lot to make an inch :P. I hear the snow plows going over the roads off and on, noisy critters they are. 😛
Happy 29th Birthday (again) Dad!!! Best Dad in the world!!
Our weather report says snow over night and into tomorrow totaling between 1 and 3 inches. In the 30’s here today and 20’s to low 30’s tomorrow, sigh. Guess the Old Farmers Almanac is gonna be right about more snow and colder temps this winter.
**UPDATE** The snow here was only a trace, 1″ and up was south of us. But it was our first snow for the 2018-2019 winter. Yeah, it’s already melted :P.
This year in the Fiber Pusher Podcast on Ravelry we are working on spinning. This month it’s getting things finished that are on our wheels. I had finished the first spool of singles last year, and had started the 2nd spool so am now working on finished that 2nd spool. I’m excited to see this 2nd spool finished and plyed with the 1st spool because I know it will be a beautiful yarn. My yarn usually ends up being a light sport weight. You can see the rolags I am spinning from, here. I’m trying to commit to at least 20 min of spinning a day, but at the very least 3 or 4 times a week. That way I won’t feel bad if I miss a day or two because of odds and ends unplanned things that happen in life. Would love it if things never happened unexpectedly however…. :). I haven’t decided what I want to make from it yet.
I will still be working on the mitts, but I have decided that rather than chance I will fail at the yarn chicken game (made me nervous to see the ball going down faster than I had hoped) and I really did not want to have to frog two mitts to redo them with another color yarn, so, I am going to insert one of the other colors where the design is so it will be a two tone mitt and better match her 3 color cowl :). I’ll post a picture when I have passed that design point and you can see it better.
I have also promised that I would finish the socks I am working on for someone for their birthday (next month) and I need to make two hats for two little ones as we are in the throes or a polar express here :). We were at -21 yesterday (New Years Day and this bitterly cold weather started with the early afternoon on New Years Eve) with wind chills dipping from -30’s to -42 and it was still very cold earlier today, tho now, late afternoon, it’s only -2 with a wind chill of -14. woo hoo, a warm up :P. So I should have a very busy next few weeks with spinning and knitting :).
My last knitted gift for Christmas, YEA!! This pattern is call Basia and is a really interesting and easy knit. Just enough texture to keep your attention but an easy texture to memorize :). I kettle dyed this with an acid dye and it is a deeper blue than my picture shows, I’m not much of a photographer. This is my 2nd Basia hat (made one as a Christmas gift last year) and I knit this with the same sport/dk weight yarn I had processed at the mill from the Polypay fleece I was given. I have only one more skein of the yarn left out of 11. I do have two more fleeces in the trunk of my car, but haven’t had the extra money to have them processed into roving or yarn. If my car would stop being a money pit I could send them off to process :P.
This was the first snow of our 2017-2018 winter. This was a week & 1/2 ago or so. I should have put it up before, but… It wasn’t much, just a dusting, and it has since melted. We are suppose to get some snow tomorrow morning and Monday, so just in time for Christmas, tho it isn’t suppose to be much, maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 inch. This, so far, is a very low moisture winter for us, and I won’t complain about the warmer weather, much better than -40, tho I think Jan will bring much colder temps than we have been having.
Thought I would post a couple of pictures to show you what it looked like when I got up this morning. My work delayed opening until 11 so I did get to catch a few more winks :). According to the news we got somewhere between 13 and 18 inches. All I know is the roads were piled with snow on the sides. The road crews did an excellent job of clearing the roads. Is it spring yet?
.It wasn’t snowing yesterday when I went to Church, however this is what it looked like 3 hrs later when Church was over and I was headed home. And more snow storms are predicted for my area through Saturday. Is it Spring yet?
I finally got enough of the Llama roving spun to make a skein of yarn. Because it’s a little bit heavier than worsted weight I could only get about 80 yards on my spool. I will probably have about 2 more skeins of yarn by the time I am finished. I hope my son will enjoy it, it is a soft yarn and should make a nice scarf. Having a larger spool would be very nice for plying the bulkier yarns so that you have skeins with more yardage. But you use what you have ;P.
Stay warm and enjoy whatever your local weather brings. I’m gonna go turn my heater up ;P.
I took this from my balcony when I got home from work tonight. It’s not a lot of snow yet, but it started between 1 to 2 pm. I left early, at 4, to try to beat the traffic and the roads were a nightmare! What usually takes me about 15 min to drive took 40 min. It was slick, and people have forgotten over the summer how to drive in the snow and were trying to take off like normal from a stop at the lights, yep, slipping and sliding. It won’t take them long to remember, just hope they don’t cause an accident in the mean time ;P. There is a blizzard warning out from midnight through midnight Thursday, with winds up to 50 to 60 mph and up to -20 temps. Possible whiteout conditions. Winter is definately here.
I’ll take another picture in the morning and if they tell us not to some into work because of the roads, or delay coming in I’ll try to put the updated picture in here along with the one above.
I took this at about 7am. The winds have picked up so we will have blizzard conditions today with the blowing snow, and they say from 1 to 3 additional inches of snow this morning. The last time I saw a Blizzard here was around 1993, and they closed the Mall, that I worked at, for the day. The place I’m working at has decided on a delayed opening and so I think I will take the bus today and not drive. It’s official we got 12″ of snow over those two days.