Thursday, February 16, 2006
Oh happy day!! Real Winter for the Olympics!
After spending all of 2006 without any snow on the ground, and with temperatures more appropriate for late springtime, it finally snowed!!! And, the schools have a snow day!!! And there are at least 6-10 inches of snow on the ground!! Finally, I am in a Winter Olympics frame of mind. I so envied the east coast for their blizzard a few days ago, and now we have our own blizzard!!! Whoopee!!
My snow photos are not nearly as gorgeous as those of the Knitting Iris, but today is overcast and grey with all the snow clouds and wind.
Instead of sledding and playing in the snow, my daughter and I have been doing our respective homework assignments. I have been working diligently on the new chapter in Spanish and Maddie wrote an essay for history class. As a child, I always thought snow days were for fun, pure fun, playing in the snow and luxuriating in the freedom from school for a day. As an adult, snow days are for completing tasks because you are home-bound. Rats!!
No knitting yet today. However, you can see that I finished the back of the toddler gansey and blocked it to the required measurements. I love the Toasty Toes yarn. The second photo is more representative of the jewel tone colors.
Well, I'm off to the other side of town to pick up my daughter's friend so that they can squeeze in some snow time on the sledding hill.