A most glorious, blessed event happened here today. It snowed.
Rarely do we get "real" snow. The astute among you no doubt noticed the sleety/ice on the ground in the sock picture. Today though, most unexpectedly, it snowed.
Last night they told us it would keep south of us, and I was complaining to hubbo that we never get "weather." It always seems to miss us - snow, rain, sleet, ice. We get some in tiny amounts, but never real "weather." Not even enough necessarily to have a day off from school (which we had today, of course, being Texas and all, we don't have the stuff to plow the roads in a timely manner), but just something besides 70 degrees would be nice every once in a while.
Yesterday, at dismissal, I was chilly and my ears were cold because my hat didn't pull down enough over my ponytail to cover my ears. Solution?
Pattern: Calorimetry from winter '06 Knitty.
Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Silk in Sangria
Needles: Sz US 7 Clover Bamboo
Dates: Tuesday January 16.
Mods: I only cast on 108 stitches (instead of the 120), and only knit 12 repeats of the middle section. Still, it is a bit too big. Luckily, I can put the button through any of the holes created by the short rows, so I can make it work. I will be casting on fewer stitches for future editions.
Thoughts: A great very simple pattern, with a wonderful result. I bought this yarn to be make a Christmas gift, and ended up cutting it from the list. I am using the Andean Silk for my Hourglass sweater, and it is just soooooooo nice, so when I remembered that I had one odd ball of it in the stash, I quick dug it out and cast on. I used just over 1/2 a ball (enough to deduct it from the stash total!), and I see many more of these in my future. My ears were nice and warm during today's sledding and snowman building, and it is also great for layering, if it were to be very very cold outside.
Snow days are also great for blocking. Gee, what could I be blocking?