Wednesday, January 17, 2007

It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow

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?


  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Maybe y'all wil get some more snow this weekend.They are predicting at least 6 inches here in the Panhandle starting Friday.I can't wait!I am ready for snow not ice but beautiful whiteness to cover the brown dirt around here.Best time to knit!

  2. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Wow - really cute! Way cuter than the knitty pics, I think. I may actually make this, now. ;)

  3. I have to make one of those thingys - for me and my daughter!

  4. Anonymous3:52 AM

    Very cute and practical too! You now have more snow than we've had. At least it isn't 50 degrees now; that was just weird.

  5. Anonymous4:42 AM

    oh, I wish it would snow here! (in NYC.) I'm so jealous that Texas (and the Pacific Northwest) is getting all the snow this year!

  6. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Happy snow! I for one would be thrilled if it were 70F here all the time...the calorimetry looks great and I hope to make one soon too. Thanks for letting us know about sizing.

  7. Here I am in Northern Ohio with no snow! Waaaaaaaahhhh! What fun for you, though! :-)

    Great Calorimetery, though. I've been wanting to try it.

  8. Anonymous10:56 AM

    We had weather today too, in North Carolina. Yaaaay! I love weather!

  9. Anonymous2:01 PM

    I also have made Calorimetry but I did the whole thing-it is huge! Yours looks great.
    I would say "Yeah for snow" but I have had it here since Thanksgiving so I am tired of hearing about it. But Yeah for you!

  10. Cool to see Calorimetry knit from other than the specified yarn - thanks for the tip about the size!