Winter storms in north Texas usually are ice storms. Occasionally, we get one this early, but usually it is January or February. Well, we have one today. It started with freezing rain yesterday afternoon and then changed to sleet. Cars that are outside have about an inch of ice on them. When we looked out the window this morning, we had a light dusting of snow on top of the ice, so it is all bright in the house, like it was snowy outside. :) We do have some huge icicles outside on the house, I took a picture of the UPS Guy with two of them, that went into the freezer for the grandkids. :) I remember loving to get an icicle off the house when I was a kid. Did you do that too?
I just wrote a new pattern for a quick cowl. I have named it Last Minute Cowl. It takes under 170 yards of worsted weight yarn, to knit it on size 10 US needles. Here is a link to take you to Ravelry to download your free copy of the cowl. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/last-minute-cowl-3
I hope you enjoy knitting the cowl.