Friday, February 12, 2010

A Winter Wonderland and Socks

It kept snowing yesterday. All day. I ended up making a trip to the library and was able to knit with the library knitters. Unusual for us, is, that this morning the snow was still here and there was even more of it.

I love walking around outside in the snow. Everything is so quiet and peaceful. I donned my boots, jacket, wool hat and mittens grabbed the tools to help clean off the cars. I like to do that in the snow. Then I came back inside and grabbed the camera and placed Mini D, JoJo and Baa in a basket and off we went, for a walk. Here are some of my pictures from this morning.

Mini D, JoJo and Baa wanted you to see that they love the snow too. These planters are out at the mailbox. You can see the house in the background. The little yellow thing, with snow bubbling out of it, is the rain gauge.

Socks! I have turned the dreaded heel on my socks! I ended up doing a short row heel. Very easy and quick, on socks that are being knit from the toe up on one circular needle. I have even gone beyond the heel about an 1 1/2 inches. I am surprised, though, at the long length of the orangey color in this sock yarn. Who would've ever guessed that I would have orange for the entire foot? The pink section is short, in comparison. I am kind of disappointed in that. The skein looked more pink than orange. All in all, I like the socks. The yarn is a cotton/wool blend and feels very soft.


  1. Ok, so your snow pics are great. My blog has a little different snow slant.

  2. Look at all that snow! I love your socks. The color looks more peach than orange to me and peach is a lovely color.

  3. The socks are looking great! I love the stitch pattern and the yarn.

  4. We're having so much fun! Yea! Snow day!

  5. Wow, that picture of the house is beautiful, I wish I could have seen that in person.

    Those socks are so nice! Whoever they're for will enjoy them. You know I love me some mom-made socks ;)