Snow days = knit days

We’ve had quite the snowy weekend in Portland. It started on Thursday, and it’s melting today, Monday. Portland is not known for its ability to deal with snow. It doesn’t snow that often here. It’s not cost effective to have a lot of plows that we’d rarely use, so it’s best to just stop and enjoy the snow.

sledding

If you really have to get somewhere, you can always use your skis. These are my 30 year old skis and old school three pin trap bindings. And my Pippi hat.

skis

I did a lot of knitting. I finished a shawl (post coming soon), blocked two shawls, and knit an entire hat. This time I used 3 colors instead of four, and I like it.

Pippi for Carole

I made sure there was food and water for the birds.

bird feeder

song sparrows

Everyone I met this weekend had a big smile!

happy hour snowman

Fun to have a winter wonderland.

icicles

And now the big melt is on.

How was *your* weekend?

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5 responses to “Snow days = knit days

  1. Expensive! LOL Unexpected car repairs on now one, but TWO cars and then today —– needed to replace the main water feed into the water heater, replace the water heater AND replace the main shut-off valve to the house. On the positive side, the garage floor is now clean, very, VERY clean. ;-)

  2. Quiet, but productive. Baked some delicious banana bread, later even made an apple galette. Using the oven wasn’t a bad idea – lots of extra heat!Worked on my shawl, played sugar crush (too much) on computer and got up later than usual. Got out today, first time since last week Wednesday, and it felt good! Groceries needed plus a Starbucks fix!! No damages to home, car, self or dog — all in all, a peaceful time.

  3. A snow plough is spelt in exactly the same way as an agricultural plough for the same reason . i.e. It slices into the stuff on the ground. I was an English teacher and spot mistakes.

    • Not a mistake at all. It’s “plow” in American English, “plough” in British English. My dictionary has “plow” as the usual word, and “plough” as the British variant. I’m in the USA. Along the same lines, we’d rarely use “spelt” instead of “spelled.” I see that you’re in the UK, from your email address. It’s interesting how blogging lets us all be part of the same conversation, even though we are geographically far apart. And as George Bernard Shaw said, England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

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  4. Here in the Philadelphia area, we’re getting tons of ice and snow. I’m already planning to work from home later this week as another storm is planning to come through!

    Also, I’m looking forward to the shawl post! It’s been a while since I’ve knitted one myself. I miss knitting lace.